This post lists all GED® prep facilities and test centers in the Kent region.
Washington State uses the GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
HSE testing offers adults who didn’t finish high school the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED exam assesses basic knowledge at a level similar to what may be expected of graduating HS students.
There are four independent GED subtests in literacy, math, science, and social studies.
Yoy have maximally to years to pass the four subtests that are all computer-formatted.
Kent GED preparation facilities
Green River Community College *)
417 Ramsay Way | Ste 112 | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (253) 856.9595
Kent Learning Center (Renton Technical College)
515 W Harrison St | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (253) 373.7542
The Alliance Center
515 W Harrison St | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (425) 235.2352
Kent Multi-Service Center
515 W Harrison St | Ste 205 | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (253) 854.4406
St. Vincent de Paul
310 Central Ave | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (253) 499.4245
iGrad GED Program
25668 104th Ave SE | Kent | WA 98030 | Ph: (253) 373.4723/333.4968
iGrad is not located in a traditional school building, but in the Kent Hill Plaza Shopping Center (across 104th Ave SE from Chuck E. Cheese and Taco Time).
King County Adult and Juvenile Detention Center – GED
620 W James St | Kent | WA 98032 | Ph: (206) 296.1234
Not open to the public
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Locations around Kent (cities by alphabet)
Green River Community College Adult Education (Student Affairs and Success Center, 210)
12401 SE 320th St | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph: (253) 833.9111 x 2319/2314
Green River Comm. Coll. | Downtown Auburn Center
110 2nd St SW | Ste 135 | Auburn | WA 98001 | Ph: (253) 833.9111 x 2314/9
YWCA Auburn Learning Center
313 37th St SE | Auburn | WA 98002 | Ph: (253) 736.2300
Muckleshoot Tribal College
39811 Auburn-Enumclaw Rd SE | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph: (253) 876.3183
Muckleshoot Tribal College is a full-service learning center near Auburn, Washington. The school offers a wide variety of educational programs, from GED preparation classes to Master’s Degree programs.
Arcadia House Youth Resource Center
915 H St | Auburn | WA 98002 | Ph: (253) 350.2802
Neighborhood House (Burndale Homes Community Center & Kent Learning Center)
1044 18th St |NE | Auburn | WA 98002 | Ph: (253) 736.0010
Highline College | GED Program
2400 S 240th St | Des Moines | WA 98198 | Ph: (206)592.3941
Applicants who want to partake in GED prep classes must attend a two-hour orientation session. They are tested for proper placement but Spanish GED applicants don’t need to come to an ABE/GED orientation session. The school offers GED prep classes on its main campus and also at some off-campus locations. Students must pay a $25 fee per quarter, but fee waivers are available. Classes are open to applicants 16 or older who are not enrolled in a school program and do not hold a secondary degree. Those aged 16 – 18 must produce a release form signed by their school districts. Spanish GED classes are available on Mondays through Thursday from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. (Bldg 19, room 206). Applicants for these Spanish classes must contact the teacher (in room 206) before they can sign up for these classes. For Spanish call 206-592-4843
King County Library | GED Program
848 South 320th St | Federal Way | WA 98003 | Ph: (253) 839.0257
Multi-Service Center **)
1200 South 336th St | Federal Way | WA 98003 | Ph: (253) 838.6810
Thrive Program | Maple Valley Foodbank and Comm. Services
21415 Maple Valley Rd SE | Maple Valley | WA 98038 | Ph: (253) 838.6810 x 176
3000 NE 4th Street | Renton | WA 98056 | Ph: (425) 235-2464
For all Renton area options check out this page
S. Seattle Comm. College GED Classes
7058 32nd. Avenue S (2nd Fl) | Seattle | WA 98118 | Ph: (206) 934.5363
See all Seattle area preparation locations here: Seattle GED classes
Tacoma Education & Job Center (Tacoma Public Library)
1102 Tacoma Ave S | Tacoma | WA 98402 | Ph: (253) 292.2001
All Tacoma area locations are listed at Tacoma GED prep classes
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Kent area GED testing centers
Green River Comm. College GED testing
12401 SE 320th St | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph: (253) 833.9111
Muckleshoot Tribal Coll. GED testing
39811 SE Auburn-Enumclaw Rd | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph: (253) 876.3395
2400 S 240th St | Des Moines | WA 98198 | Ph: (206) 878.3710
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth St | Renton | WA 98056 | Ph: (425) 235.2352
To find out if you qualify for the Washington State HSE program, go to GED Testing Criteria in Washington. There is NO online GED testing possibility. Applicants need to show up at one of Washington State’s official GED testing sites. In early 2016, GED Testing Services lowered the passing score to 145 for each of the four GED modules. Read more on this GED News page. You may also benefit from the free GED practice tests that are offered on this website.
Is there an online GED exam?
No, there is no GED examination offered over the internet. You must come to an official GED test center to take the four GED tests, the GED exam is just not available online. Beware of websites that tell you another thing. These false sites offer nothing but worthless paper, don’t get fooled. Online preparation is okay though and you are welcome to take advantage of our free GED video classes.
*) Green River Community College
Green River Community College provides GED (General Educational Development) classes to help adult learners successfully pass the four GED tests. These prep classes cost $25 per trimester and are available on the school’s campuses and on many other sites within the school’s service area. These GED prep classes are offered both in daytime and evening time classes.
Younger applicants (16 or 17) must provide a “Release of Student” document issued by their former high school, and individuals under 16 years old are always excluded from these classes. The school provides these GED preparation courses for adults who want to boost their knowledge and skills in the testing subject fields of reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics.
The language-writing section of the old GED exam became embedded in the other testing subject (there is hardly any multiple choice answering left), so the new GED exam includes four testing subject fields: Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Qualifying GED test-takers may have the $25/quarter fee waived, please contact the school for possibilities. All applicants first must take the school’s CASAS assessment for level determination and proper placement (around 2 1/2 hours).
**) Multi-Service Center
Multi-Service Center’s Education Program provides educational support tailored to each student’s need. Education is offered in small classes as well as in one-on-one settings. Classes are instructed by motivated instructors who will help you reach your goals, and all classes are offered at no cost. Multi-Service Center offers instruction in ABE (Adult Basic Education), ESL (English as a Second Language), as well as GED (General Education Development) preparation classes.
Adult learners are supported by the school’s dedicated tutors who will help students to get geared up for five four that lead to the GED diploma, a high school equivalent certificate. Students who struggle in a traditional school setting can benefit from this GED program. Job searching without a high school or GED diploma can be pretty difficult, and decently-paying jobs require a secondary degree and getting into college, university or technical college requires the degree as well.
To acquire a GED diploma, you must pass all four tests in these subject fields: math, social studies, science, and literacy. The tests reflect what average high school students are taught in four years of high school. Multi-Service Center’s classes are smaller than those at a community college, they usually contain 10 or fewer students, who can study individually and at their own speed while being supported by tutors.