Many of our students are going through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Be aware of scams. The Official GED® is not offered online and should only be taken in an Official Testing Center. Preparing adequately for the GED® requires time and effort. Avoid any GED program that offers to prepare you for the GED® test but without requiring you to attend any actual classes.

Also, for those students who need an Official DACA letter, be aware that not all letters from GED® schools will be accepted by Homeland Security. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services only accepts DACA letters from institutions approved by Homeland Security. The Centro Hispano Marista is an approved GED program by Homeland Security.

Deferred Action letters to demonstrate your enrollment are distributed only after the first semester of class, with full attendance and participation, and with the understanding that you continue being enrolled at the Centro Hispano Marista until you get your GED.

Centro Hispano Marista can provide renewal letters after you have received your deferred action 5 months before the expiration date.

*If you are a Centro Hispano Marista DACA student, you won’t want to become a dropout. We do not and cannot renew letters for students who have withdrawn or were dropped from our program. Ask your lawyer about the repercussions. You do not want to be left out.

Deferred Action information related to our Centro Hispano Marista is available at our office or at our table in the Cafeteria during the academic year.

*If you are going through a DACA process, be proactive! If you know you will need a Deferred Action letter, do not wait until the last week. We want to help you, but you need to be responsible and enroll during registration times.