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Adult Basic Education is perfect for students who need some refresher courses before enrolling in the Adult High School Program, taking the official GED test, the COMPASS test, or who simply want to improve their reading, writing, or math skills.

Students need to attend an orientation before being scheduled for a placement test. Students are then placed in classes based on the results of a skills assessment. Courses include writing, mathematics, and reading.

Call to schedule an appointment.
  • Fort Steilacoom - 253-964-6657
  • Puyallup - 253-840-8455

Cost: $25 tuition fee per student per quarter.

Note: Students younger than 19, who have not yet graduated from high school, must submit an Approval to Test Form at the time of registration.

Classes meet for 5-12 hours per week, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at the following locations:

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Call 253-964-6657 for more information.
Day, afternoon, and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 22 through Dec. 8

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Oct. 3
  • Session #2 - Oct. 17

New students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting classes. Please call 253-964-6657 for more information.

Pierce College Puyallup

1601 39th Avenue SE, Puyallup, WA 98374
Call 253-840-8455 for more information.
Day, afternoon, and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 22 through Dec. 8

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Oct. 3
  • Session #2 - Oct. 17

New students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting classes. Please call 253-840-8455 for more information.

Pierce County Skills Center

16117 Canyon Road E., Puyallup, WA
Call 253-964-6657 for more information.

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 23 through Dec. 4

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Oct. 3
  • Session #2 - Oct. 17
  • Session #3 - Oct. 31
  • Session #4 - Nov. 6

Courses include writing, mathematics, and reading.

Work Source in the Lakewood Towne Center

5712 Main Street SW, Suite 200, Lakewood, WA
Call 253-964-6657 for more information.

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 22 through Dec. 8

Mondays - Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Oct. 3
  • Session #2 - Oct. 17
  • Session #3 - Oct. 31
  • Session #4 - Nov. 6

Fort Steilacoom

Phone: 253-964-6657

Puyallup

Phone: 253-840-8455

Official GED Testing

Fort Steilacoom:
253-964-6439 or 964-6521

Puyallup: 253-840-8343