General Educational Development (GED)
The Basic and Developmental Education office offers classes for students to prepare for the GED test. Students who have finished ABE classes or who score at GED level can register for GED classes during orientation. Online classes are available also!
Finish Your GED Before the Test Changes in 2014!
Did you start taking your GED tests but not finish? If so, finish your GED now! The current GED test will be replaced on January 1, 2014. If you don't finish before the new GED test begins, you'll have to start over. You'll also have to pay your testing fee again.
There's still time to finish your tests! Call after May 28 to sign up for orientation to take Summer classes. Summer quarter classes begin on July 1. DON'T WAIT TO FINISH YOUR GED!
Please note that when you come for orientation, be prepared to stay a minimum of 3 hours and leave children at home. Bring the following items with you: Current Driver's License or ID Card (not expired), Social Security Number, Complete Mailing Address Including Apartment Number and Zip Code and $25.00 for Registration.
Summer Quarter 2013 classes begin July 1, 2013 (Sign ups begin May 28th)
Fall Quarter 2013 classes begin September 23, 2013 (Sign ups begin September 3rd)
Winter Quarter 2014 classes begin January 6, 2014 (Sign ups begin December 2nd)
Spring Quarter 2014 classes begin March 31, 2014 (Sign ups begin March 3rd)
There is a scam running nation-wide in which third-party web-sites claim to be able to offer students an "on-line" GED. These web-sites are charging hundreds of dollars for their "certificates." This is a scam! The GED test is presently available only in paper-and-pencil format. Only tests taken at an official GED Testing Center (such as EvCC) can be counted towards a valid GED certificate.
What is the GED?
The GED consists of five separate tests that assess the knowledge and skills equivalent to high school graduates in the following areas:
- Language Arts: Reading
- Language Arts: Writing
- Social Studies
Passing the five GED tests is widely accepted for furthering your studies and career. The College's Testing Center offers the GED tests at regularly scheduled days and times. The Testing Center can be reached by dialing 425-388-9288.
Benefits to acquiring a GED Certificate
- Having a GED Certificate is accepted by most employers as an equivalent to a High School Diploma.
- It is accepted by most college admissions officers.
- A level of learning that meets or exceeds the performance of the top two thirds of U.S high school graduates if you acquire the GED.
The GED program at Everett Community College is located throughout Snohomish County. We have locations at Everett Community College, Tulalip Education Center, Park Place Middle School, and Westin High School.
If you have additional questions about General Education Development, review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).