Basic and Transitional Studies

  • ESL (English as a Second Language) 
  • ABE, GED®, Adult High School Completion (HS+)
  • I-BEST: Job-Training combined with ESL or HS+
  • College-Prep Math and English

Tuition: $25/quarter (scholarships available) 

We will have ESL, ABE, GED, HS+ and I-BEST classes Summer 2021 quarter: Monday, June 28 – Thursday, August 19.

Classes will not be on campus. Classes will be online. 

You can sign up today!

ESL: To take an online ESL class, first you must fill out the application form here.

If you took classes here before, please locate your student ID number (SID) if you can.

We will contact you very soon and help you register for classes.

ABE/GED/HS+ classes: To take an online ABE/GED/HS+ class, please contact our ABE Transitions Specialist, Shan Lackey, at (206) 934-4537 or email at

I-BEST (Job Training) classes: please contact Nyah Ferreira at (206) 934-6030 or email at

For online classes you will need: 

  • A computer, laptop, tablet with a camera, speakers and a microphone (or a headset).
  • Computer Internet access (Wi-Fi).
  • An email address that you can check every day.

We have laptops you can borrow. Please let us know if you need to borrow one.

Do you have an ESL, GED, High School+ or I-BEST question?

Feel free to connect with us live during our zoom drop-in times. No RSVP necessary.

Summer Zoom Drop-In Hours:

ESL (English Language) & BTS general questions:

  • Every Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm


Or call 206-945-7420

I-BEST (Job training) questions:

  • Every Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm


Or call: 206-934-6030

ABE/GED/High School+ questions:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:00 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1 - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept 7,  2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Or call: 206-934-4537

Transitional Studies and Pre-College Programs:


We have 6 levels of ESL from very beginner to college-ready and offer all levels in the day and in the evenings, face-to-face and online.

  • Improve your English language skills for your daily life and job.
  • Explore and transition to a college degree.
  • Train for a better career.


  • Finish your High School Diploma with High School+
  • Get College-Ready in English and Math for just $25/quarter
  • Earn your GED® (& get free practice tests & test vouchers too!)


Pre-College Math

Brush up on and/or strengthen your math foundation before moving into your field of study.  Enroll in NSC’s Pre-College Math.

Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.

See our academic to-do lists:
Arts, Design, & Graphics courses and academic to-do list
Business & Accounting courses and academic to-do list
Health & Medical courses and academic to-do list
Skilled Trades & Technical Training courses and academic to-do list
Social Sciences, Humanities & Language courses and academic to-do list
STEM courses and academic to-do list