Do you want to prepare for college level coursework?

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes in English, math, and basic computers help prepare you for college level classes.

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Did you know that ABE classes cost $35 or less?

Upcoming Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes

  1. ABE English
  2. ABE Math
  3. Basic Computers

ABE English, Math, and Basic Computer classes are offered online and in-person.

New Students: New students should complete the SPSCC admission application or contact Transition Studies to request more information about the steps to enroll.

Returning Students: Students who are returning after six or more months may need to renew their SPSCC admission application. All returning students should contact Transition Studies at

Information and enrollment sessions are available in-person, by phone, online via Zoom, or by email.

Get Registered

For more information or to get registered for an ABE class, contact the Transition Studies office.   
Building 28, SPSCC Olympia Campus

ABE Information Request

Non-eligibility: People who are in this country on a student (F-1, M-1) visa are not allowed to participate in publicly (state and federal) funded adult education.

People in this country as "nannies" or "au pairs" on a study exchange (J-1) visa are required to participate in college-level academic classes, not in BEdA or ESL classes. Homeland Security may have additional procedural rules regarding non-citizens.

COVID Requirements: Masks may be required in some classroom settings.

Children: Children are not allowed at information sessions or in classes.

Disability Accommodations: If you are a student who needs a disability accommodation, please contact SPSCC Access Services.

Basic Computer Skills

Learn the computer skills to be successful at college with a low-cost, noncredit digital literacy course. ESL support computer basics is also available.

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