Study for the GED/HiSET Exams with NOCE!  

The NOCE GED/HiSET Program helps adults prepare for their high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) exams by providing academic support and convenient classes online.

A NOCE student studying their text

NOCE provides support to students as they prepare to take the GED/HiSET exams. NOCE offers tutoring and classes at no cost to you! Take the next step with us!

  • Tuition-Free Classes
  • Instructor Led Lessons
  • Free Tutoring
  • Online Classes  

GED/HiSET Preparation Registration: New Students

New students looking to register for GED/HiSET Preparation classes can follow the steps below or on our new student registration web page.

1. Apply to NOCE!

First-time students can apply for a Student ID number online. Applicants will receive an email within two business days of online submission.

Part 1: Complete the NOCE Interest Form

  • Complete your contact information
  • Click submit

Part 2: Create an OpenCCC Account

You will receive a Welcome email from the California Community College Website with your account information and a code. Important: This code is NOT your student ID.

Do you need a step-by-step guide? Visit How to Create an OpenCCC Account – Application Part 1

Part 3: Complete the Noncredit College Application

Complete the form with your information. If you have questions or need assistance please contact StarHelp at 714.808.4679 

  • In 24-48 hours, you will receive your Student ID.

Do you need a step-by-step guide? Visit How to Apply to NOCE – Application Part 2


2. Once you have your Student ID, you must register for your course in MyGateway.

To access myGateway, visit myGateway and use your Student ID and password to log in. 


3. Once you have logged in, click on the WebStar button to register. You must have your course(s) CRNs to register. 

For more detailed step by step instructions on how to register for a class, check out the page listed below:


4. CASAS assessment is required.

Effective 2022 Fall Semester CASAS assessment is required by NOCE. There will be a CASAS pre-test and post-test administered to High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students. Be sure to schedule your CASAS test prior to the first day of classes each academic year.

For more information on the CASAS assessment please call 714.808.4539.


5. Once registered, your instructor will reach out to you regarding how to access your course. 

Online/Remote Classes

These classes have no specific date/time reflected in the schedule (asynchronous).

  • Log into Canvas on the start date listed in the class schedule to find your lessons/assignments for the week. For step-by-step instructions on how to log into and use Canvas, view the Canvas video.
  • It does not matter what time of day you log into Canvas to complete your work unless otherwise noted in the schedule.

GED/HiSET Preparation Registration: Returning Students

Returning GED/HiSET students can follow these steps to register:  

1. Log into MyGateway, click on the WebStar button to register. You must have your course(s) CRNs to register. 

To access myGateway, visit https://mg.nocccd.edu and use your Student ID and password to log in. For more detailed step-by-step information on how to register for your class, check out the page listed below.


2. Once registered, your instructor will reach out to you regarding how to access your course. 

Online/Remote Classes

These classes have no specific date/time reflected in the schedule (asynchronous).

  • Log into Canvas on the start date listed in the class schedule to find your lessons/assignments for the week. For step by step instructions on how to log into and use Canvas, view the Canvas video.
  • It does not matter what time of day you log into Canvas to complete your work unless otherwise noted in the schedule.

Basic Skills CASAS Assessment Information

Effective 2022 Fall Semester NOCE requires High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students to take the comprehensive adult student assessment systems (CASAS). CASAS tests asses basic and academic skills in real-world contexts.

There will be a CASAS pre-test and post-test administered to High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students in the Basic Skills Program.

In-Person Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

Testing LocationAddressDaysTesting Hours
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Mondays & Wednesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Fridays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Cypress Center – Room 2119200 Valley View Street,
Building TE2
Cypress, CA 90630
Tuesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Wilshire Center – Room 105315 E. Wilshire Avenue,
Building 100
Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Online Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

To schedule your remote CASAS assessment please visit the registration link or text 714.808.4539.

DaysTesting Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.

For more information about CASAS please call: 714.808.4539

Important Reminders:

Please bring your Student ID and a Photo ID. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Please ensure you have access to logging into myGateway before coming in for testing.

If you are taking in-person classes on campus you will need to upload a COVID-19 vaccine record or request an exemption online via myGateway. Campus clearance status will be verified prior to entering the assessment lab. For more information, visit: noce.edu/vaccine


For Registration Support or Questions:

For assistance registering for classes or accessing myGatway, contact our StarHelp Customer Service at714.808.4679 or starhelp@noce.edu