High School Equivalency - GED®

GED® Preparation Classes

Our GED® Preparation Classes help students prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (GED®). The GED® test is a series of four tests, available for students who have not completed high school and need an equivalent certificate — the High School Equivalency GED® certificate — to demonstrate knowledge and skills.

Our classes are designed to improve basic language arts, reading, writing, math, science and social studies skills, in preparation for taking the series of GED® tests. GEDPrep classes are offered both online and in-person. The cost for the program is $35 per quarter and financial assistance is available.

If you are age 16-18 years old: GED® requires a completed Request for Approval to Test for the GED form. The form must be signed by a school official AND a parent or guardian. This form is available at your high school or school district office. You must be at least 16 years old to enroll in a GEDPrep course or to take the GED® tests.

Need to take the GED® Test?

You can learn more about the GED® test and register to take the High School Equivalency Test (GED®) through our Assessment Center. Prep classes are recommended, but not required in order to take the GED.

How to Register for GED® Preparation Classes

New Students:

Sign up for the HS+ GEDPrep Information Email below. You will be contacted with information about how to sign up for a HS+ GEDPrep course online.

Returning Students:

Welcome back! If you have been gone for six months, you will follow the New Student enrollment process above. If you have been gone after missing only one quarter, please email us at transitionstudies@spscc.edu to let us know you are returning.

English Language Learners:

Do you need a high school diploma for job opportunities or to start college? Our HS+ ESL Support class helps you learn English while earning high school credits. Don't need a diploma? This class may still be for you! You can learn English while studying science, art, work and life experience, and other topics taught in high school. Please select one of the information sessions below to get more information on ABE 070. 

Other Important Information:

  • Children are not allowed in test sessions, information sessions or in classes.
  • If you are a student who needs disability accommodation, please contact Access Services.
  • During an intake session, students will take required assessments. These assessments help us place a student in correct classes. They are not High School Equivalency (GED®) practice tests.


Summer Quarter HS+/GEDPrep classes begin July 5. Summer Quarter classes may be taken online or in-person.


Schedule (Choose One): 

  • Olympia Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12:25pm or Monday and Wednesday 6pm-8:25pm (COVID-19 vaccine or a medical/religious exemption required)
  • Online: Complete assignments on your own time, 8 hours or more each week

Registration for Summer Quarter ends June 27.

To sign up for a HS+/GEDPrep class that begins in July, please provide your contact information below. You will receive a response email with instructions for how to register.

You may also attend one of the drop-in registration sessions below for more information about the program and help getting started:

  • June 1, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM, Building 28, Room 107
  • June 13, 2022 -- 3:00PM-4:00PM, Virtual Session (please email kweber@spscc.edu for a Zoom link)
  • June 22, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM, Building 28, Room 107
  • June 29, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM Building 28, Room 107

For questions, please contact us at transitionstudies@spscc.edu or 360-596-5317.




GED/HS+ Information Email

Yelm High School+ Classes: To sign up for a HS+ class at the Yelm Extension School, please choose a Yelm Information Session below.

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