High School Equivalency - GED®


High School Equivalency (GED®) preparation classes

The High School Equivalency (GED®) certificate is available for adults who have not completed high school. The college offers classes to help students prepare for the four High School Equivalency (GED®) tests. Classes are designed to improve basic language arts reading and writing, math, science and social studies skills, in preparation for taking the series of official High School Equivalency (GED®) tests.

If you are under the age of 19, you must bring a completed High School Release form or a Request for Approval to Test for the GED® form, signed by a school official and parent/guardian. You can pick up this form at your local high school or at the high school's district office.

How to register for High School Equivalency (GED®) preparation classes

New Students:

  1. Sign up for Information Session. GED/HS21 Information Session Signup Form
  2. Attend the information session you signed up for. At the Information Session you will register for an orientation class.
  3. Take a CASAS entry test at the college Assessment Center. For hours and location information see the Assessment Center.
  4. Attend orientation class. In orientation class you will activate your student email account, learn about Canvas (online learning platform), develop your academic plan and register for the Adult Education class that best matches your goal.

Returning Students:
Students who are returning after six or more months must go through the new student steps (see above). Students who are returning after missing one quarter (less than six months) should contact Angela Holley for a registration appointment.

Other Important Information:
Children are not allowed in the test sessions, information sessions, or in classes. Students who need disability accommodations should contact Access Services.

The tests students take during intake testing sessions are not High School Equivalency (GED®) practice tests. They help place students in correct classes and are required for enrollment.

Late start fall quarter classes start October 8.  Sign up for an information session below to get started!


GED/HS21 Information Session Signup

Signup now for an Information Session for fall quarter start at the Olympia Campus, Lacey Campus, and the Yelm instructional site.

The Yelm Community Schools instructional site is at 107 First Street North Yelm WA 98597.

Indicate the quarter you intend to start at SPSCC.
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