*Pasadena City College CEC is updating the High School Diploma Program. For more information about the new the Adult High School Program (AHSDP) plase click here
170 units for graduation, which includes coursework in English, Mathematics, World Affairs, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Contemporary American Problems, Economics, Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Computer Education, Career Planning, and Electives.
Students will be awarded a high school diploma upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed course of study (170 credits), health education, and meeting the standards of proficiency in reading, writing, and math.
Responsibility for meeting the requirements and filing a petition for graduation rests with the student. All transcripts of prior high school and/or college work attempted must be on file for the petition to be considered.
GED students requesting to participate in the high school graduation ceremony, must present proof of having passed at least three (3) components of the official GED exam, from an approved California Department of Education GED Testing Center.
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The GED is the equivalent of a high school diploma for people who did not finish high school.. It will prepare you for the five subjects (writing, math, social studies, science, and reading) on the GED test.