General Educational Development

Transitional Programs Office


5205 Foss Building

16101 Greenwood Ave. N

Shoreline, WA  98133


Office Hours

Mon - Thurs   8  a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday   8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Phone: 206-546-4602


Useful Links

Free GED Practice Tests
Frequent Questions


Estimated Costs Per Quarter

  Tuition $25
  Books $50-$75
+ Parking $45 plus tax

General Educational Development, or "GED," is a certificate to prove that the test-taker has high-school level academic skills.


The GED includes four online exams reflecting the national Common Core State Standards. The four test subjects are:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

How can Shoreline prepare me for the GED?

To help you get your GED certificate or simply to improve your basic skills before taking the COMPASS placement test, employment tests or even the ASVAB, Shoreline offers:

  • GED Preparation class
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes

Eligibility for the GED and ABE classes

In order to take GED classes you must:

If you are an ESL student, you must have passed ESL level 6 or higher.


Class times

Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters

  • Daytime classes meet Monday through Friday, with two options: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 11:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
  • Evening classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. 

Summer Quarter

  • Classes meet 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday


Sign up for the GED Preparation or ABE classes

Visit our office or call 206-546-5827. To sign up for just the GED test (and not the GED preparation class), please contact the Testing Center.


GED orientation

For the GED Preparation Class, students are required to attend a 3 hour orientation session prior to enrolling in the GED class. This session includes:

  • An introduction to what to expect in class
  • An overview of the GED tests and scoring
  • Registration paperwork
  • CASAS testing: assessment tests in Reading and Math are given to determine student skill levels