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Grad/College Entrance Requirements

Attached are the YLHS Graduation Requirements and College Entrance Requirements for you to use in planning course selection over the next 4 years at YLHS.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Tests

California has approved the use of two high school equivalency tests (GED® and HiSET®) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
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California HiSET® Proficiency Requirements

About the California HiSET Proficiency Exams for the California Proficiency Program (CPP)

If you’re a high school student searching for a way to start your higher education or career journey, then HiSET® Proficiency is the solution you’re looking for to achieve your goals!

The HiSET Proficiency provides students with the opportunity to take the HiSET language arts and mathematics subtests, which assess their proficiency in the standards taught up to the 12th grade level. Upon successfully passing each of the three subtests, eligible students will be awarded a California Certificate of Proficiency, which holds the same legal equivalent as a California-issued high school diploma.

The California Certificate of Proficiency is widely accepted at all California Junior Colleges, State Universities, and Universities of California. It is also recognized as a legal equivalent to a high school diploma by California employers. Students who wish to take the HiSET Proficiency are advised to check with their prospective college to ensure that the California Certificate of Proficiency is accepted and that all necessary coursework for admission has been completed.

Upon receiving CPP Official Score Report and exiting high school, individuals become eligible to take the remaining two subtests of the HiSET for high school equivalency (Science and Social Studies) to obtain a California High School Equivalency Certificate, which is recognized nationally and internationally. This certificate can open more opportunities than a California Certificate of Proficiency alone.

See the California Proficiency Program for more information.