ABE, GED, High School+

Transitional Studies: ABE, GED, High School+, and College Prep

  • Get College-Ready in English and Math
  • Finish your High School Diploma
  • Earn your GED®
  • Start college or career training now in:
    • Accounting
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Electronics
    • Information Technology

Price: $25/quarter (scholarships available)

Winter 2022 quarter for ESL, ABE, GED, HS+ and I-BEST classes: 

  • Tuesday, January 4 – Friday March 18.
  • Many classes will be on campus. Many classes will remain online.

Choose a schedule that works for you. You can sign up today!

To take an online ABE/GED/HS+ class: contact our ABE Transitions Specialist, Shan Lackey at (206) 934-4537 or email her at Shan.Lackey@seattlecolleges.edu.

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

The Basic & Transitional Studies office is now open:
Mon – Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Do you have a question?

Zoom Drop-In Hours

ABE/GED/High School+ questions:


  • Mondays: November 1 – December 13
    • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Fridays: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
    • 11:00 am to 12 pm
    • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Fridays: 12/10 and 12/17
    • 1:00 pm to 3:00pm 

Connect here (ZOOM)

ABE/GED/High School+ questions:


  • Mondays: November 8 – December 13
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesdays:  November 10 - December 8
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be no drop-in Zoom session on Wednesday, November 24th at 6:00P. This session has been cancelled.

Connect here (ZOOM)

Need to connect outside of these times? 
Phone: 206-934-4537

In Transitional Studies we have 3 programs that get you college-ready as you start your pathway/degree to a living-wage, high-demand career.  

  1. GED®
    • Washington state currently uses the four-part GED® tests for its high school equivalency test.  We have quarterly classes in the day and evening, online and in-person, to help you prepare and practice for the GED. Students enrolled in our $25/quarter GED-prep program will receive unlimited free test vouchers. 
    • For information about GED®, see the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges web page.
  2. High School+ 
    No high school diploma?  No problem.
    • Credit for Life Knowledge: Adults who are at least 18 years old can earn a high school diploma through High School+ -- a program that turns your life experience (work, transcripts, previous training, or military experience) into credits toward a high school diploma.
    • Credit for High School and College (2 for 1!): enroll in a college-level class and get high school credit at the same time.  This dual-credit approach saves you time and money.
    • Customized Education Plans: work one-on-one with our Transition Specialist to assess what credits you have already earned. Then, develop a plan to complete your high school diploma while you start a degree or job training program.
  3. College Prep/Transitional Studies
    • Refresh your Math -- statistics, algebra, and pre-cal. 
    • Brush up your English -- thesis statements, grammar, and paragraph organization.

Tuition is $25 per quarter, with classes in the day or evening.

Sign up here for our next open house to learn more.

Or contact our Transition Specialist Shan Lackey at (206) 934-4537 or shan.lackey@seattlecolleges.edu to get enrolled today.