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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE classes build skills for life, work and school.

What can I gain from ABE classes?

  • Improve your reading, writing and math skills
  • Build basic skills for college
  • College placement and other test preparation
  • Gain employability skills

Who can take ABE classes?

In order to take the classes you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not be enrolled in a high school
  • If you are an ESL student, you must be in level 6 or higher

How do I get started?

Attend an ABE/GED/HS21+ intake session. Visit our office or call 206-546-4602 to sign up for the next session. The 2-hour session includes:

  • General information about Adult Basic Education and high school completion options
  • Completion of your registration paperwork
  • Placement test: you will take assessment tests in reading and math

Class times

Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters (September - May):

  • Daytime classes meet Monday through Thursday
  • Evening classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.

Summer Quarter (June - August):

  • Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
Contact Us

Transitional Programs Office

(ABE/GED/ESL)

Shoreline Community College
5205 Foss Building
16101 Greenwood Avenue N Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Hours
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Estimated Costs Per Quarter
  Tuition $25
+ Parking $45 plus tax

What are options for high school equivalency at Shoreline?