Upcoming Orientation Dates

General Educational Development


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


Transitional Programs Office


5205 Foss Building

16101 Greenwood Ave. N

Shoreline, WA  98133


Phone: 206-546-4602
Email: dhunter@shoreline.edu


Video Links

What is the GED test?
How can I study for the GED?
How to pass the GED
Overview of the GED


Cost Per Quarter

  Tuition $25
  Books $50-$150
+ Parking_ $15

 $90 - $190 (estimated)

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


Starting in January, 2014, the GED will include four tests instead of the former five and reflect national Common Core State Standards. The four tests are in Reasoning, Math, Science and Social Studies. The new tests are offered only on computer.


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 be:

  • at least 16 years old
  • not enrolled in a high school
  • a U.S. citizen, immigrant, permanent resident, or refugee
  • at English level 6 or higher

Class times

  • Morning and afternoon classes meet daily, Monday through Friday, for 10 hours per week.

  • Evening classes meet 5 hours per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sign up for the GED Preparation or ABE classes

Visit our office or call (206) 546-5827. There are more than eight start dates per year.


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