GED Preparation


YVC 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. Classes are offered at the Yakima and Grandview campuses and learning centers in Toppenish and Ellensburg.

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.”


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 College & Career Readiness at 509.574.6850 or to learn more or register.


The tuition fee is $25. Pay online or by phone at English 509.574.4600; Spanish 509.882.7018.


Welcome to CCR! Attend orientation/advising where your path to success begins.


  • Individuals 19 years of age or older that 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


Campus Locations and Learning Centers

Yakima Campus

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

Grandview Campus

500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930​


401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926


720 West Third Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948