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Pierce College's High School Completion program offers a flexible curriculum based on student credit needs that helps students achieve their goals. Regardless of how long it has been since your education was interrupted, you can get back on track, earn college credit, and obtain your Washington State High School Diploma.

A high school diploma requires 20 high school credits, the completion of the required course, High School and Beyond: Culminating Project and Post-High School Plan (HSC 048), and a culminating project. Students who entered high school in 2004 or later must also pass all sections of the High School Proficiency Exam or a state-approved alternative test.

The benefits of having a high school diploma include career advancement, employability, and higher wages.

Get started

Before you can register for Pierce College's High School Completion program, you must:

  • Obtain copies of your high school transcripts.
  • If you are under age 18, obtain a signed release from your high school.
  • Schedule and take a COMPASS assessment in the Testing Center.
  • Meet with a High School Completion advisor to evaluate your transcript:
    • Fort Steilacoom Advisor: (253) 912-3743
    • Puyallup Advisor: (253) 864-3162


For Washington State residents 19 and older, the per credit costs are about 1/4 of the full tuition. Students under the age of 19 and non-resident students pay full tuition and fees (See tuition rates). You are also responsible for purchasing all necessary textbooks and class materials.

Bill Orrange
HSC District Coordinator

Mike Peluso
Puyallup Advisor

Marcia Halstead
Fort Steilacoom Advisor