Basic & Transitional Studies
Registration Winter quarter ESL, College Prep, GED Prep, and High School 21+ programs are now closed and will reopen for Spring in February.
ESL Class Schedule:
- Morning ESL classes are Monday- Thursday 9am-12pm (noon). Levels 1-4 are 100% in person. Levels 5-6 are run as hybrid (2 days in person, 2 days online).
- Evening ESL classes are Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm. Students taking evening classes will have the option of being 100% in-person or 100% online.
All College Prep, GED Prep, and High School 21+ classes will be online only and are held between 9:00am – 1:00pm. Classes are hosted live through Zoom Tuesdays - Thursdays between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and are recorded so that you can review class lessons at a time that works best for your schedule. There will also be in-person support sessions. (The instructors will provide the day/time). While zoom classes and in-person support sessions are highly recommended, they are not required.
If you have questions, please call 206-934-5363 or email email@example.com. Our current office hours are Mon/Wed/Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Basic & Transitional Studies helps students learn English, earn their high school credential, enter employment, and begin college-level studies.
The Basic & Transitional Studies program serves immigrants, US residents, and refugees only. Individuals who are in this country with Student (F-1, M-1), B (visitor), or J (nanny or au pair) visas are not eligible for Basic & Transitional Studies.
Please Note: International students (F, M visas) should contact the International Programs Office at 206.934.5360 or email IntlFutureStudent@seattlecolleges.edu for additional information. Visitors (B, J visas) should contact Continuing Education (OLY 130) at 206.934.5539 for English classes.
Our programs include:
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to adults at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes are offered both day and evening on our main campus, at the New Holly Learning Center, and on our Georgetown campus.
Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It's called High School 21+, and it allows students to earn high school credit by completing coursework in our Basic and Transitional Studies division.
GED® classes are for adults, age 16 and older, who want to improve their skills and prepare for the GED® tests.
College Prep courses teach foundational skills in reading, writing, math and technology— so adults can move more quickly through pre-college English and math and begin college level coursework.
I-BEST/Career Training programs designed to accelerate students toward in-demand jobs at living wages, even for students who have not yet finished the traditional ESL, GED®, or other pathways to college.