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.
You can sit for the four GED tests online and at official GED test centers.
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.
You have the option to sit for one (or more) of the four GED subtests at a time.
Until recently, there was no way you could take the GED exam online. This has now changed, however, with the arrival of the online proctored GED exam. More details at the bottom of this page.
Kent GED prep 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
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
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 (SA 148)
12401 SE 320th St | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph (253) 833-9111
Muckleshoot Tribal College GED testing
39811 SE Auburn-Enumclaw Rd | Auburn | WA 98092 | Ph (253) 876-3395
Highline Comm College (Building 1, East Entrance)
2400 S 240th St | Des Moines | WA 98198 | Ph (206) 592-3682
Renton Technical College (Building J, Room 218)
3000 NE Fourth St | Renton | WA 98056 | Ph (425) 235-2352
South Seattle College GED Test Center
6000 16th Ave SW | Seattle | WA 98106 | Ph (206) 934-6729
For all Seattle GED Testing Sites, click here
Bates Techn College (Test Ctr, Rm A220)
1101 S Yakima Ave | Tacoma | WA 98405 | Ph (253) 680-7030
Check here for all Tacoma area options
Launching the online GED test
Until recently, GED testing over the internet was not possible. If you wanted to secure your GED diploma, your personal appearance at one of Washington State’s designated GED test centers was required.
Well, that has now changed as we witnessed the launch of an online GED test-taking option. If you qualify for online testing, an online proctor will check whether you do everything in accordance with the rules. More information can be found here: Launching the online GED exam.
Last Updated on November 2, 2020.