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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education, or ABE classes, are offered morning, afternoon and evening to fit into your busy schedule. The classes are designed to help adult students increase the skills needed to keep up with a demanding job market and technology-driven future. Whether your goal is to complete your high school education, study for the GED, or just brush up on the basics to help out your kids with homework...we can help.

High School 21+

Washington State Adult High School Diploma (HS21+)

 You can take ABE classes and earn the necessary credits to complete a high school diploma. This low-cost option is great for dedicated students who are 21 or older.

  • Get a copy of your high school transcript.
  • Documentation of college credits, vocational certifications and some activities can also count as diploma credits.
  • Make a 2 ½ hour appraisal and scheduling appointment.

GED Preparation

The GED test provides proof that you have skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Our ABE classes are geared toward increasing your skills in math, writing, critical reading and reading comprehension so you can prepare for the GED test.

  • Make a 2 ½ hour appraisal and scheduling appointment.
  • Attend classes and gain access to tutoring and testing resources.
  • Gain the skills and confidence to pass each part of the GED test.

Lower Columbia College is an official GED Testing Center, offering the most current version of the GED test on computer for a better testing experience. Tests are offered in the Admissions Center Testing Office. Learn more about GED Testing.