GED Preparation

 

Yakima Valley College offers GED preparation to students interested in studying for the GED exam through individual and classroom support. Our courses are for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. These courses can help you pass the GED® test, earn your high school diploma, improve your employability skills or build on essential skills to prepare for college-level studies. Tuition is $25 per quarter.

YVC also offers pathways to earn your high school diploma.

What our students say

“Taking the GED courses helped me discover I am capable of learning. I became interested in pushing my limits. The teachers were so helpful and supportive they are really what helped me succeed.”

“YVC has helped me to realize that anything really is possible, that I can do whatever I set my mind to if I am willing to put in the work to get it done.”
Lindsey Crawford, Associate in Arts
“TThere is no way I would have had the opportunity to accomplish my goals without YVC. YVC’s program provided me with the one-on-one attention I needed to be successful.”

“I would not have been able to work toward my goals without YVC. YVC definitely helped me get on the right path.”

HOW TO SIGN UP

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. ​​​​

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

 

STEP 1

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.

 

STEP 2

The tuition fee is $25. Pay online or call cashier at 509.574.4660 to pay your tuition fee.

STEP 3

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

Eligibility

  • 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 exam or earn a diploma.
  • Students 16-18 years old will need to bring a 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. Contact the Yakima School District enrollment specialist at Portable A 1120 S. 18th St. or call 509.573.5585.

More ways to earn your high school diploma

Step U​p to College

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

High School+

High School+ gives individuals 21 years of age or older the opportunity to earn a high school diploma by earning high school credit in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes.

Contact Us

Call 509.574.6850

Email: ccr@yvcc.edu

Campus Locations and Learning Centers

Yakima Campus

 509.574.6850
​ S. 16th & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 (Sundquist​​)

Grandview Campus

 509.882.7000
500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930​

Ellensburg

 509.201.1269
401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Toppenish

509.834.4550
720 West Third Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948

Sunnyside

509.882.7011
2590 Yakima Valley HWY, Sunnyside, WA 98944

La Casa Hogar

 509.457.5058
106 S. 6th St, Yakima, WA 98901