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General Education Development (GED)®

Get Prepared and Test with Confidence!



The GED® is a four-part high school equivalency exam in reading language arts, social studies, science, and math. GED® is a great option for students who didn’t finish high school but may have the knowledge and skills comparable to a high school graduate. Preparation classes are offered to build your skills and test with confidence. Classes cost $25 per quarter and are available day and evening to fit your schedule. GED® tests cost $30 per subject.

During normal operations, testing can occur on campus at the Testing Center.

Check here hours of operation and schedule your test online at GED.com

 






Program


What are the benefits of a GED®?Expand ContentCollapse Content
  • A GED® is accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma by most employers in Washington state and many other states.
  • A GED® is accepted by most college admissions officers.
  • Students who take courses to help become ready for the GED® receive individual academic advising, access to college courses in English and math, and transitional support towards college level classes at Edmonds College.
  • Earning a GED® demonstrates a level of learning that meets or exceeds the performance of the top two-thirds of U.S high school graduates.

You must be 16 or older to enroll in a GED® program at the college, and students under 19 must provide a high school release.

1. Call or email to get onto the Enrollment List

Call 425.640.1593, email precollege@edcc.edu, or chat with us on our website to get on the GED® enrollment list. Please leave your name, phone number, and email. Students on the enrollment list will be contacted shortly via phone or email to complete important college paperwork. We are also happy to offer a GED® virtual lobby, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. and Tuesday evenings from 4-8 p.m. Drop-in to get on the enrollment list. This is a quick and easy way to get started.

2. Transcripts

Students enrolled in classes for completing their GED® do not need to obtain a high school transcript.  If you think you may be interested in a high school diploma and want someone to evaluate the credits you have earned, please work on obtaining a transcript while waiting for staff to contact you. When you are contacted by Pre-College staff we will provide further instructions as to where your transcript can be sent for evaluation.

3. One-on-One Advising and Registration

During your introductory phone call or email you will schedule a one-on-one advising and registration appointment. At this time your advisor will answer any questions you may have. You will also select courses that work with your life/work schedules and skill level.  After getting registered for your classes, you will pay your class fee of $25.  Fee waivers are available if eligible.  Students who register early get the best selection of classes.

4. Continuing Support 

Each quarter, GED® students meet with their advisor to select classes for the next quarter, until they have met their goal of completing the four GED® tests. Your advisor is also available to help students throughout the quarter with the process of applying for financial aid, meeting with a college or program advisor, and supporting students in taking the next steps on a path to a college degree or a new career.

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Advisor Contact

Katie Heizenrader | katie.heizenrader@edcc.edu

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