Apply and Enroll for ABE, GED®, and ESL

The following is an overview of our Basic Studies Division: Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED®), English as a Second Language (ESL).

New Students must:

  1. Register for classes before the quarter starts. Bring your picture ID and sign up in room BE3122.
  2. Pay your tuition. All students must pay $25 tuition.
  3. Register for orientation. Orientations begin one to two weeks after the sign up day.
  4. Attend your assigned orientation. The orientation is four days long, three hours each day and includes program information, assessments, testing, goal setting, and registering for core classes.
  5. Attend your classes.

Current Students must:

  1. Register for classes on the last day of the quarter with your teacher.
  2. Pay your tuition. All students must pay $25 tuition.
  3. Attend your classes.

Note: In the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, we serve immigrants and refugees only. Individuals with F, M, B, Student, or J visas are not eligible for Basic & Transitional Studies.

Before You Apply

We also offer classes which are designed for the high school graduate who needs to brush up on reading, writing, and math skills before applying to a community or technical college. Skills emphasized will help students prepare for any placement test such as the COMPASS.

For more specifics on what will be taught in each class, please check out our course outlines.

Note: All of our class outcomes are tied to the Washington State Learning Standards.

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