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.
If you are age 16-18 years old: A completed High School Release form or a Request for Approval to Test for the GED® form is required, signed by a school official and parent or guardian. This form is available at your local high school or high school district office. You must be at least 16 years old to enroll in a GEDPrep course or take the GED® tests.
How to Register for GED® Preparation Classes
- Sign up for Information Session. GED/HS+ Information Session Signup Form
- Attend the information session you signed up for. At the Information Session you will register for an orientation class.
- Take a CASAS entry test at the college Assessment Center. For hours and location information see the Assessment Center.
- 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.
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 360-596-5317 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 assessments students take during intake sessions are not High School Equivalency (GED®) practice tests. They help place students in correct classes and are required for enrollment.