GED Preparation


YVC offers GED Preparation to students interested in studying for the GED exam through individualized and classroom support. Students need to have strong academic skills and knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, math, computer technology, social studies, and science in order to pass the exam.



Enrollment is ongoing. Classes are open entry​/open exit, but usually fill early in the quarter.​ 

Students pay a tuition fee of $25 per quarter. ​​​​




Contact the location you wish to attend to get the current entrance assessment schedule. You do not need an appointment, availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The assessment is designed to place you in the appropriate level of math, reading, writing, and basic computer classes.



Bring a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 to the skills assessment appointment to pay your tuition fee.


Meet with an advisor to help select your classes.​​​

Schedule – Assessment Test & Classes

Updated each quarter – dates, times, and locations of the entrance assessment and class offerings are available by contacting the site you plan to attend. Classes are offered in various​ locations throughout the Yakima Valley. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. ​



  • Over 21 years of age – Individuals who have not earned a high school diploma or equivalency credential can take classes that will prepare them to take the GED (General Education Development) exam.
  • ​Students 16-18 years old will need to bring s signed “Request for Approval to Test High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate” from their current school district where they live. Students will need to bring this form on the day of their assessment in order to test.
  • Students 16-19 years old who live in the Yakima School District should contact the Open Doors Program. Jasmin Ochoa 509.573.5585 or Lois Menard 509.573.5581.

More ways to earn your high school diploma

College Alternative Program

Under 21 years of age – YVC has a special GED preparation program called the College Alternative Program (CAP)​ at our Ellensburg Learning Center. Learn more about CAP.

Step U​p to College

The Step Up to College​​ program allows students ages 16-20 from Grandview, Mabton, and Toppenish school districts to earn a high school diploma or GED. Learn more about SUTC​.​

Learning Center Locations

Yakima Campus

​ S. 16th & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 (Sundquist​​)

Grandview Campus

500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930​

Toppenish Learning Center

720 West Third Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948


401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926


2590 Yakima Valley HWY, Sunnyside, WA 98944

La Casa Hogar

106 S. 6th St, Yakima, WA 98901