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High School Completion

Pierce College offers high school courses for students to earn a Washington High School Diploma. Courses include writing, mathematics, reading, history and science. Classes meet for 5-12 hours per week and are available mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Classes are offered at the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses.

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

A high school diploma requires 20 high school credits, including the completion of Pierce College's required courses of College Success and an ITRANS college transitional class in English or math. Graduates from Pierce College's High School Completion program will have developed college ready skills.

New students need to meet with a high school completion advisor (see below) to evaluate their transcripts.

Transcripts can be unofficial to enter the program. However, official high school transcripts must be on file before a high school diploma can be issued. After meeting with the advisor, the student will attend an orientation and be scheduled for state required testing. Students are then enrolled in classes based on their skills assessment results.

Students who are younger than 19 yrs old, who have not yet graduated from high school, must submit a release from the school district in which they reside.


For Washington State residents 19 and older, the quarterly fee for courses is $25 per student per quarter. Students under the age of 19 pay full tuition and fees. You are also responsible for purchasing all necessary textbooks and class materials.


For questions, more information, or to start your enrollment process, please contact: