EvCC's Transitional Studies division offers classes for students to prepare for the GED®. Online classes are also available!
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)
- 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, Park Place Middle School in Monroe and Weston High School in Arlington.
If you have additional questions about GED® classes see the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
All students must attend an orientation before registering for classes. Click here to sign up.
On the day of your orientation, plan to come at least 15 minutes early. Let us know if you need a parking pass, and we will have one for you at the front desk upon arrival. Each orientation will be three hours long and will consist of a writing, reading, and math placement test. Please leave your children at home.
What to bring to orientation:
- Current driver's license or ID card (not expired), and
- Social Security Number (if you have one), and
- Complete mailing address including apartment number and zip code, and
- $25 for registration
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.