GED® classes are for adults, age 16 and older, who want to improve their skills and prepare for the GED® tests.

Before taking classes, students are assessed to determine their needs and appropriate coursework. Students also have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor to determine whether the GED®High School 21+, or another high school completion option is the best path to success.

What classes are available?

Students take classes that focus on the content of the four GED® tests. All GED® students are also required to take Career Pathways, a class that requires students to identify a career goal and coaches students on the specific steps they need to take toward that goal while they study for the GED®.

  • Algebra/Geometry
  • Basic Math
  • Career Pathways
  • Language Arts
  • Pre-Algebra 
  • Science
  • US History/Washington State History

Daytime classes are offered. Most classes are blended with our High School 21+ program, so students taking GED® coursework always have the option of switching between those programs depending on whichever option better serves their needs.

How does GED® testing work?

Information about the GED®, how to register and pay for the tests, and more can be found on the Student Assessment Services GED® Testing page

If you only want to take the GED® test, you must register, prepare, take official practice tests and schedule tests at You will need an email account and be able to pay with a debit, credit, or pre-paid debit card available for purchase at merchants.

How do I prepare for classes?

Before entering the GED® preparation classes, students must attend a mandatory two-day orientation session. You must come to Cascade Hall, Room 311 to sign-up for the orientation up to 45 days before the beginning of the new quarter. Orientations take place prior to the start of the fall, winter and spring and summer quarters (see schedule below). 

New Student Sign-up Schedule (Main Campus): 

Fall Quarter 2019: August 26 - Sept. 9  

Winter Quarter 2020: Nov. 4 -  Dec. 4 

Spring Quarter 2020: Feb. 10 - March 17 

Summer Quarter 2020: May 11 - June 6  


For additional information, contact any of the people below.

Kara Schwartz 
GED® Advisor 
Phone: 206.934.5392

Jon Nachman  
GED® Faculty Coordinator 
Phone: 206.934.5813