Test Preparation

Research Tools

Over 300 online practice tests, including the SAT, ACT GED, TOEFL, ASVAB, Firefighter, Postal Works, and many others. Library card required for non-library computer.

On the Web
California Dept. of Education - Testing Info

Information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide testing programs in California, including CAHSEE, CELDT, and the GED.

ACT Test

Information about the ACT test, which many colleges now require for admission.

College Board

Register for the SAT, practice with sample questions, and get tips on planning for college at CollegeBoard.com.

Educational Testing Service

Educational Testing Service Network - practice questions for SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and PRAXIS tests. Links to college and university web sites.


Free practice tests online.

Test Prep Review

Free practice tests online.

Number2 Test Prep Courses

Free test prep courses online for SAT, ACT, GRE and vocabulary building!

Khan Academy

Free practice for the SAT Math and CAHSEE online.

GED Testing Service

The GED has changed. Use GED.com to learn more. Enter your ZIP code in the test center locator to learn more about testing in the Bay Area.

Around the Bay
Oakland Adult and Career Education

Alameda County GED test center. Tests offered monthly, $120 exam fee. FREE prep classes! Seven different locations.

2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, (510) 273-2310

Alameda Adult School

CAHSEE prep class ($30 with pre-registration). Alameda County GED test center. Tests offered twice annually, $175 exam fee. $30 prep classes.

1900 Third St., Alameda, (510) 522-3858.

Castro Valley Adult School

Alameda County GED test center. Check www.ged.com for dates and prices. Prep classes offered ($50 cash for materials deposit).

4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley, (510) 886-1000.

Hayward Center for Education & Careers

Alameda County GED and CAHSEE test center. GED: $140 exam fee and $95 for 2 subjects in 12 week prep class.

22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, (510) 293-8595 ext.4825

Berkeley Adult School

CAHSEE prep classes ($35 with pre-registration). GED tests also offered monthly - $140 exam fee and FREE prep classes.

1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 644-6130

Fremont Adult School

GED and ESL preparation and tests offered.

4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, (510) 793-6465

East Oakland Youth Development Center

FREE! GED and CAHSEE preparation programs, Mon-Fri.

8200 International Blvd., Oakland, (510) 569-8088

Next Step Learning Center

Free GED preparation.

2222 Curtis St. at West Grand, (510) 251-1731

San Leandro Adult School

GED and CAHSEE prep. Fees apply. See website.

1448 Williams St., San Leandro (510) 667-6287

InterCity Services, Inc.

FREE GED preparation.

3269 Adeline St., Berkeley, (510) 655-3552

Multicultural Institute

GED preparation. $200 classes. Spanish only.

1920 Seventh Street, Berkeley, (510) 848-4075

Youth Employment Partnership

FREE GED preparation classes, job programs and more.

2300 International Blvd. (510) 533-3447

People's Test Preparation Services

FREE (to all East Bay students) SAT/ACT preparation workshops. Various East Bay locations. Online registration only.

Email ptps.berkeley@gmail.com

Achieve Learning and Resource Center (ALRC)

SAT/ACT tutoring. Need-based scholarships available.

3661 Grand Ave. Ste 201 (510) 903-2224

Youth Uprising

FREE GED, CAHSEE and SAT/ACT preparation for Alameda County residents ages 13-24.

8711 Macarthur Blvd. (510) 777-9909

Early Academic Outreach Program

EAOP at Cal offers FREE SAT/ACT prep at their Saturday SAT Academies. Available to Skyline & Oakland Technical High School students.

Call for details (510) 642-2364

The Boys and Girls Club of Oakland

Several sites offer free CAHSEE and SAT/ACT prep with annual membership.

Check website for locations, or call:

Anne Marie Whalen Branch (510) 535-9461 or 444-8211

Leonard J, Meltzer Branch (510) 272-9929

Classroom Matters

Sliding scale CAHSEE and SAT/ACT tutoring upon request.

2436 Sacramento St., Berkeley (510) 540-8646

Aspire Education Project

Sliding scale CAHSEE and SAT/ACT tutoring. Various locations.

Call for details (510) 658-7500

Catalyst Prep SAT Boot Camp

While most of Catalyst's tutoring services are pricey, they offer an SAT boot camp for just $165. 2-day intensive. Various locations.

Call for details (800) 235-0056


ScholarMatch programs help under-resourced (free/reduced lunch program and/or first generation college bound students) students in the Bay Area and their families gain the skills they need to make the transition to college. Workshops (held in San Francisco) cover topics including finding the best college fit, the UCs/CSUs, private college, colleges beyond California, scholarships, financial aid, ACT and SAT prep for 11th graders, and more.


849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 652-2766

Saturday SAT Academy

Free SAT/ACT preparation over a 10 week course from January to March. Accepted applicants also receive a waiver for the March SAT fee.

 Early Academic Outreach Progam / University of California, Berkeley / 2150 Kittredge St. Suite 3A, Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 642-2364 / eaop@berkeley.edu