Transitional Studies

The Transitional Studies Division helps students improve their basic skills, upgrade job employment skills, or helps prepare for college level courses.

ABE, GED and ESL classes have very low tuition and are open to adults 16 and older. For information or to find out how to enroll, please call the Adult Education Department at 425-388-9291. Learn about our programs and services offered at EvCC.

Counseling and advising support is available to students who would like help in achieving their academic and career goals. A counselor is available to assist students in the following areas:

  • Exploring career and educational choices
  • Choosing a major
  • Improving academic success skills
  • Academic advising for new and undecided students
  • Coping with emotional stress
  • Problem solving/goal setting

    If you would like to make an appointment with Gina Myers, Counselor and Advisor for Transitional Studies Division, go to  and schedule an appointment with her. Her office is in RAI 103 and her direct phone number is 425-388-9266.

Programs and Services

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Education Department includes Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes that are for individuals that are below a 9th grade level in Reading, Writing and Math. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291. To sign up for an orientation, please fill out this form. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL provides a variety of English classes for students for whom English is not their first language. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291. To sign up for an orientation, please fill out this form. 

General Education Development (GED)

GED classes are a continuation of ABE classes, and are designed to prepare students for the GED test which indicates a high school mastery in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291.

Adult High School Completion (HSC)

The Adult High School Completion Program offers the opportunity to complete credit requirements for a Washington State High School Diploma. If you would like to speak with someone about this program, please call (425) 388-9291.

Youth Re-engagement Program (U3)

Youth Re-Engagement (U-3) is a dual credit program for youth age 16-21 who have dropped out of high school. U3 provides an opportunity for youth to earn a college degree and a high school diploma. If you would like to speak with with someone in the Youth Re-engagement Program please call 425-259-8738.

Volunteer Literacy Program (VLP)

The Volunteer Literacy Program trains volunteers to tutor students in basic reading, writing, math, English language and communication skills. Students enrolled in ABE, ESL, or GED classes are eligible for tutoring. If you would like to speak to someone in the Literacy office please call 425-388-9524.

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

The I-BEST program pairs a Basic Skills/English Language Acquisition instructor with professional-technical instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education and workforce skills at the same time. If you would like to speak with someone regarding the I-BEST Program, please call (425) 388-9159.

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