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

Students are placed in classes based on the results of a skills assessment. Courses include writing, mathematics, and reading. Additional computer courses (Computer Fundamentals) are also available.

    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 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 and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Summer Quarter runs: June 25 through August 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - July 8
  • Session #2 - July 22
    Mandatory new student orientations for the summer session will be held:
  • Session #1 - June 10, June 18, or June 23
  • Session #2 - July 7

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 and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Summer Quarter runs: June 25 through August 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - July 8
  • Session #2 - July 22
    Mandatory new student orientations for the summer session will be held:
  • Session #1 - June 10, June 18, or June 23
  • Session #2 - July 7

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.

Summer Quarter runs: June 26 through August 19

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-7:05 p.m.

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - July 8
  • Session #2 - July 22
  • Session #3 - July 29

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 22 through Dec. 8

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-7:10 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. Additional computer courses may also be available.

Work Source in the Lakewood Towne Center

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

Summer Quarter runs: June 25 through August 19

Mondays - Thursdays, 9-11:25 a.m.

    Last day to register for each session is:
  • Session #1 - July 8
  • Session #2 - July 22
  • Session #3 - July 29

Fall Quarter runs: Sept. 22 through Dec. 8

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10:40 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11:05 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