General Education Development (GED)

What is the GED®?

The GED® consists of four separate tests (the tests are $30 each and you can take them separately) that assess the knowledge and skills equivalent to high school graduates in the following areas: 

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading and Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Passing the four 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 at 425-388-9288.

Benefits to acquiring a GED® Certificate

  • A GED® is accepted by most employers as an equivalent to a high school diploma.
  • A GED® accepted by most college admissions officers.
  • 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.


EvCC GED® preparation classes are located throughout Snohomish County. There are locations at Everett Community College, Tulalip College Center in Marysville, Lake Tye Building in Monroe and Weston High School in Arlington.


If you have additional questions about GED® classes see the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Call 425-388-9339 or e-mail East County residents may contact the East County Campus at 425-259-8732 or e-mail at

Get Started

All students must attend an orientation before registering for classes. Find out more information and sign up here.

Scam warning: do not pay for an online GED

There is a scam running nation-wide in which third-party web-sites claim to be able to offer students an online GED®. These websites are charging hundreds of dollars for their "certificates." This is a scam! The GED® test is now computer based, however, you still need to come to EvCC's Testing Center to take the actual test. Only tests that are taken at a testing center (such as EvCC) can be counted towards a valid GED® certificate.