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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.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Winter session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 6
  • Session #2 - Jan. 21

Spring Quarter runs: April 1 through June 11

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 11
  • Session #2 - Apr. 25
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Winter session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Mar. 31
  • Session #2 - Apr. 14

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.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Winter session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 6
  • Session #2 - Jan. 21

Spring Quarter runs: April 1 through June 11

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 11
  • Session #2 - Apr. 25
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Winter session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Mar. 31
  • Session #2 - Apr. 14

Pierce County Skills Center

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 18

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: April 7 through June 12

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-7:10 p.m.

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

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.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Mondays - Fridays, 9-10:40 a.m.

    Last day to register for each session is:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: April 1 through June 11

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10:40 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m.

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 11
  • Session #2 - Apr. 25
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 15

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