GED Classes Olympia, Washington

On this page, we list all GED® prep locations and testing centers in the Olympia region. Washington State is using the GED exam for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.

GED testing can be done online and at state-certified GED testing facilities.

The HSE program offers adults who left high school prematurely the chance to earn an equivalent degree.

The HSE test measures knowledge at a level similar to what graduating HS students must command.

The GED has four subject tests (independent modules) that can be taken one at a time.

These subtests, or modules, cover the academic fields of social studies, literacy, science, and math.

GED testing over the internet had, until recently, never been possible. Test-takers needed to come in person to an official GED testing site.

This has changed now, though, with the arrival of an online proctored way to sit for the GED exam. More details at the bottom of this page.

Olympia GED prep sites

South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW – Olympia – WA 98512 – Ph: (360) 596.5317

Office of Public Instruction
600 Washington St SE – Olympia – WA 98501 – Ph: (360) 725.6049

ABE Literacy Resource Center
1300 Quince St SE – Olympia – WA 98504 – Ph: (360) 704.4331

Community Youth Services YouthBuild Program
711 State Ave NE – Olympia – WA 98506 – Ph: (360) 943.0780

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Nisqually Indian Tribe Pathway Program
4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE – Olympia – WA 98513 – Ph: (360) 456.5221 (x 1120)

GRAVITY High School Thurston County
906 Columbia St SW – Olympia – WA 98501 – Ph: (360) 464.6851
GED instruction is now also available in Yelm

Cielo Preparación para el GED
1202 Black Lake Blvd SW – Ste B1 – Olympia – WA 98502 – Ph: (360) 709.0931

Thurston County Jail
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW – Olympia – WA 98502 – Ph: (360) 786.5510
Not open to the public

Prep Sites around Olympia (cities by alphabet)

Grays Harbor Coll. GED Instruction
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive – Aberdeen – WA 98520 – Ph: (360) 538.4167
The GHC High School Completion Program also includes the High School 21+ program.

Whiteside Continuing Education Ctr
418 E First St – Aberdeen – WA 98520 – Ph: (360) 533-9733

GRAVITY High School Grays Harbor County
1700 Cherry St – Aberdeen – WA 98520 – Ph: (360) 209-5433

Centralia College (ABE Program)
600 Centralia College Blvd – Centralia – WA 98531 – Ph: (360) 736.9391 (x 696)

Washington State GED Practice Test

Lewis County Literacy Council 
600 Centralia College Blvd – Centralia – WA 98531 – Ph: (360) 736.9391 (x 382)

Maple Lane High School
20311 S.W. Old Highway 9, Centralia, WA 98531, Phone: 360-273-3119

GRAVITY High 
121 Hampe Way – Chehalis – WA 98532 – Ph: (360) 748-4441
Gravity Learning Center is found in the Lewis County Mall, Suite C2-1, next to Sears, and applicants need to be between the ages of 16 and 21.

South Puget Sound Community College
4220 6th Ave SE – Lacey – WA 98503 – Ph: (360) 596-5317

GRAVITY High School North Thurston
4315 6th Ave SE – Suite B – Lacey – WA 98503 – Ph: (360) 923-4215

Centralia College CCEast
701 Airport Way – Morton – WA 98356 – Ph: (360) 496-5022

Riverview Learning Center (Grays Harbor College)
600 Washington Ave – Raymond – WA 98577 – Ph: (360) 875-9466

Olympic College-Shelton
937 W Alpine Way – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 475-7550

Sound Learning Resources 
133 W Railroad Ave – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 545-3377

Mason-Thurston County Literacy Program
133 W Railroad Ave – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 426-9733

GRAVITY High 
601 W Franklin St – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 426-1200

Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center (Squaxin Island Tribe)
10 SE Squaxin Ln – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 426-9781 / 432-3826

Garrett Heyns Corrections Learning Center
2321 W Dayton Airport Rd – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 426-4433 (x 5509)
Not open to the public

Tacoma Comm. Coll. GED Instruction
6501 S 19th St – Tacoma – WA 98466 – Ph: (253) 566-5144
See all Tacoma region prep sites here

GRAVITY Education Center 
6005 Tyee Drive SW – Tumwater – WA 98512 – Ph: (360) 464-6700

YouthBuild New Market Skills Center 
7299 New Market St SW – Tumwater – WA 98501 – Ph: (360) 701-6593

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Olympia area GED testing sites

South Puget Sound Community College-Mottman Campus
2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, Washington 98512, Phone (360) 596-5376

Centralia College (Room 125, Library Building)
515 West Pear Street, Centralia, Washington 98531, Phone (360) 623-8920

South Puget Sound Community College-Lacey Campus
4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, Washington 98503, Phone (360) 709-2000

Centralia College-East
701 Airport Way, Morton, WA 98356, Phone (360) 496-5022

Olympic College (Building S-3, Room 001)
937 Alpine Way, Shelton Washington 98584, Phone (360) 432-5400

Welcoming the online GED test

Until recently, taking the four GED modules online has never been an option. To get hold of your Washington State GED credential, you were required to show up, in-person, at one of the state’s designated GED testing sites.

Now, this has changed with the introduction of the online proctored GED test. If you qualify for online GED testing, you will see an online proctor who will monitor if you do everything in accordance with the strict regulations. If you want to get more information, please visit Welcoming the online GED test.

Last Updated on November 2, 2020.

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