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Edmonds Career Access Program (EdCAP)


Edmonds Career Access Program (EdCAP) is a Washington State Open Doors program operating in partnership with the Edmonds School District and Edmonds College. EdCAP provides eligible 16- 21-year-old students with a variety of ways to meet their educational goals, along with strong support systems, and financial assistance along the way.

Through EdCAP, you have the opportunity to earn a(n):

  • GED®
  • High School Diploma issued by Edmonds School District
  • Professional-Technical Certificates
  • Associate Degrees
    • Students who earn an AA with EdCAP can bypass the state's 24 credit graduation requirements and apply for an Edmonds College diploma.
  • Or a combination of these!

In addition, many students can use this as an opportunity for skill building, career exploration, or learning English.

Key support provided by EdCAP:

  • Free tuition, course fees, textbooks, and mandatory course supplies
  • EdCAP introductory course to build academic habits
  • One-on-one case management and advising support every quarter along the way
  • Career exploration and skill development opportunities
  • Support with the next steps after graduation

Benefits of being at Edmonds College:

  • Flexible schedules allow you to build school into your life, not the other way around
  • Extended eligibility allows for students to work at their level and pace
  • Edmonds College has many helpful resources for all students
  • EdCAP pays for high school and college level classes that meet your needs
  • You are treated like an adult on our campus


Students are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Do not currently have a high school diploma (GEDs are OK)
  • Currently lives in Washington state
  • Are at least 16 and not yet 21 on or before Sept. 1 of the school year they wish to begin
  • Be significantly credit deficient or have a counselor recommendation stating that they are unlikely to graduate by the age of 21

Note: Students with an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must be enrolled in Edmonds School District to receive support services, and this may influence the schedule at Edmonds College. Students who are Multi-Lingual may be subject to additional district testing requirements.

Once students are eligible, they will remain eligible until:

  • They are awarded a high school diploma
  • They are awarded an associate degree
  • August of the school year in which they turn 21 (for example, a student that turns 21 in July will age out the next month, August. A student that turns 21 in September will age out the August of the following year)


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