Wiṣag Koṣ Maṣcamakuḍ

Pre-College High School Equivalency Program

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There are two ways to earn your High School Equivalency Diploma at TOCC. Please review the sections below to determine the program that best fits your learning style.

GED Classes

 Weekly class sessions with an instructor are held virtually via Zoom and in person.

Applications are currently closed

College Credit Pathway

You must be at least 16 years old or older  and not currently enrolled in High School. A person can earn their High School Equivalency Diploma by completing 25 specific college credits and pass the AZ Civics Test

Applications are currently being accepted

Apply for the College Credit Pathway

Tohono O’odham Community College Pre-College Online GED Program

To Register for the TOCC Pre-College GED program you will need to begin with the following steps.

Step 1: Register through TOCC Admissions “New Student” on the TOCC website.

Step 2: Complete your information and when you get to the section of what you would like to sign up for, you will select “GED” or “HSE;” click the program you want to enroll in.

Step 3: Once you have completed your information click on the button to submit your application.

Step 4: Set up your MyGED account, be sure to write down your username (this is your personal email account) and password (You will use a different password that you decide).

Step 5: Setup your EdReady Account and take the Math and Reading assessments, write down your scores and have them ready when you call our office.

The GED program also offers the College Credit Pathway Program; see the information below for how to register.

Pre-College GED Program Contact Information

Program Administrator

Anselmo Ramon

BCT Advisor

Pauline Nasewytewa 

GED Instructor Contact Information 

Linda Gates, GED Math Instructor – Email: lgates@tocc.edu Work phone: (520) 993-5821

How Long Does it Take to Earn a GED

How long does it take to earn a GED – Information link

First GED graduate of 2022

Anthony Harvey Jr.

Santa Rosa Gu Achi District

EdReady Assessment Instructions

Login to  https://tocc.edready.org  (Links to an external site.)

  1. Click the “Get Started” button on the homepage
  2. The Sign-Up page will open: complete the information (First & Last Name, email address, password, and zip code)
    1. Note: double-check your email address to make sure it is correct –this will be your EdReady username that you will need to log in and is also the email address that is used if you forget your password.
  3. Then click the Sign-Up button
  4. Next, check your inbox for an email confirming your EdReady account and asking you to verify the account email. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your account. If you don’t get the email within 5 minutes, your email address may have been typed incorrectly. I suggest you try to register again. Let me know right away if you’re having trouble so I can help.
  5. You should see an on-screen message stating that your account is active. Using the log in address at the top of this page to login to the account you just created and you’re now ready to start using EdReady!

These are the steps you will follow once your account is created:

  1. Log into EdReady by clicking the “Log In” link in the header
  2. Enter your email and password, then click the “Log In” button
    Note: If you forget your password, click the Forgot Password? link. You’ll be asked to enter your Email Address (the one you used to register with EdReady), and a new password will be emailed to you.

The first time you log into EdReady, you’ll see a pop-up window like the one below:

You will need to enter a goal key. Click on the “Enter a key to join private goals” button and a window will open. Enter “mathwrt” (don’t include the quotes) and click the Submit button. This will allow you to take both the math and English assessments. You will need both as you consider various classes. The textbox will be replaced with the name of the goal you entered the password for & joined. Click the “Done” button to close this window.

From your dashboard, click “Go to Goal” to work on that goal.

Click on the “Start diagnostic” button for either the math or language arts assessment to begin building your personalized study path. You will see a series of questions where you will be tested on your knowledge. If you need to leave the test before you finish, click the “Save and close” link–you’ll be able to finish this test at another time. Remember to take both tests and the google survey.

College Credit Pathway Pathway - High School Equivalency through TOCC

If you’re interested in pursuing college after your GED program, or would like earn college credit along with your GED, you may want to consider the College Credit Pathway Pathway. 

The College Credit Pathway Pathway is an option for adults seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma in collaboration with Arizona Department of Education and Tohono O’odham Community College. Effective July 1, 2018, adults can earn their HSE Diploma by demonstrating completion of 25 specific college credits along with passing the AZ Civics Test.

Who is eligible for the College Credit Pathway?
Individuals must be sixteen years of age or older, not enrolled in secondary school or required to be enrolled in secondary school, and lack a high school diploma to be eligible for the College Credit


1. Earn 25 college credits in specific areas.

2. Courses must be at the 100-course level or above.

3. Passing grade letter of ‘C’ or above.

4. Credits must be earned at or validated by an Arizona public state university or community college.

5. Pass the Arizona Civics Test.

6. Set up your EdReady account and take the “Math and Reading Assessment Test” and have your scores readily available.

If you would like to apply for the Community College Pathways, please create a login in TOCC Admissions and select HSE as your program of study.

More Information

ADE College Credit Pathway Fact Sheet

List of CCP-eligible public universities and community colleges 

Contact Information

TOCC Contact

Contact Avis Becenti for more information at 479-2300, ext. 1213 and admissions@tocc.edu.

AZ Department of Education Contact

Debbie Yu, M.Ed,
HSE Services Manager
Adult Education Services

Download the AZ Department of Education HSE Flyer (PDF)

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W. Jefferson Street, BIN #26, Phoenix, AZ 85007


2022 College Credit Pathway students begin their program at TOCC

Diana Miles

Chukut Kuk District/Sells - Tohono O'odham

Janean Ortiz

Choulic/Baboquivari District, Tohono O'odham

Luis Juan

Pisinemo District/Sells - Tohono O'odham

Kristy Tate

White Mountain Apache/ Sacaton Arizona

GED Online Resources

Create a MyGED Account

Online resources provided sign up FREE with the MyGED account. Get Your GED – Classes, Online Practice Test, Study Guides, More | GED®

Additional Self-Study Resources

2020-2021 GED/Community College Pathways Sucess Stories

TOCC Grad Focuses on the Positive

By Martha S. Lee

Four years ago, Francisco found herself a single mother of four children working customer service jobs to make ends meet. She had left high school when her first child was born. Her career options seemed limited without a
high school diploma or GED. She realized that she wanted to set an example for her children of being committed to education. They were growing up and might graduate from high school before her if she didn’t start soon!

Once she made her decision, Delia enrolled in the Pre-College/GED Program at Tohono O’odham Community College. She studied hard and earned her GED within a year of starting the program at TOCC’s Wiṣag Koṣ Maṣcamakuḍ (Hawk’s Nest Campus), in spring 2018… Read more. 

Persistence of O’odham woman proves that it is never too late to get started with your education

By Martha S. Lee

In August 2020, Saraficio reached out and invited Armenta-Vega to join the GED class that was meeting in real time online. The five students and the instructor met every day in their Zoom room. Most of them, like Olga, were working on math. Previously she had been intimidated by math, but now she approached this subject with an air of discovery.

Olga learned geometry concepts such as the Pythagorean theorem by drawing shapes and watching Saraficio diagram and solve problems on a white board. The winter of 2020-2021 was the hardest, with hurdles like family illness and the heat in her home going out. Yet Olga was determined to graduate this year. She practiced and practiced and then took the mathematics GED test in April 2021. She passed! Read more…

Tohono O’odham Community College’s First Student to Complete the College Credit Pathway for High School Equivalency

By Delores Saraficio

TOCC recently had its first student complete the CCP. Monique started the GED program in the summer of 2018. Monique had dropped out of high school three years earlier and says the bad learning environment made it difficult to care about her education. She felt that she was being treated unfairly. Jokingly she says it was difficult to focus since she was a pretty girl surrounded by a lot of boys. Monique felt the GED program was a way for her to move forward. She was eager to learn, which was evident in her near-perfect attendance. Still, she felt that she was not learning what she needed to achieve her future goals.

Once she heard about the College Credit Pathway, she quickly and easily decided it was the route to take. Monique felt it would be a faster way to earn her HSE. The CCP generally takes about one-and-a-half years to complete. All of Monique’s credits were completed within a year, with the exception of Math 151. TOCC provided a lot of support, however, she faced many challenges with her math instructors, which led to a delay in completing the program. Read more…

Other Adult Education Programs in Tucson and Central Arizona College

PCC - Adult Basic Education For College & Career

Location(s): Tucson

Phone: 520-206-7330

Email: adulted@pima.edu

Website: https://www.pima.edu/community/adult-basic-education/index.html

Pima County Adult Probation

Location(s): Tucson

Phone: 520-724-5434

Website: http://pcaplearnlab.weebly.com

Address (East): 8180 E Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85710

Address (South): 2695 E Ajo Way ​Tucson, AZ 85713

Address (West): 3781 N Highway Dr., Suite 109 Tucson, AZ 85705

Central Arizona College Adult Education

Location(s): Aravaipa, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Florence, Gila River Indian Community (Sacaton), and surrounding areas such as Eloy, Arizona City, Stanfield

Phone: 520-494-5950

Website: https://centralaz.edu/community/education-outreach/adult-education/