Pre-College / Developmental Education

Reconnect to Education

Whether you want to improve your job prospects, get your high school diploma, or prepare for college, Pre-College Education classes can help you meet your goals.

Compare High School Completion and GED Programs.

Pre-College Orientations for High School Diploma or Students Seeking GED® Diploma

Students must attend an orientation, testing, and an advising appointment to register for Pre-College classes. Please sign up early as classes fill quickly.

Sign Up for an Orientation by:

To sign up via email you must:

  • Include your full name and address;
  • Include the date and time of the orientation you wish to sign up for;
  • Include your date of birth; and
  • Provide your phone number (you will receive a confirmation call before your orientation date).

Returning students who have attended High School Completion or GED® classes within the last two years do not need to attend orientation again. Please call the Pre-College Division office at 425.640.1593 and ask for a “Returning Student” appointment with an advisor.

Information and Enrollment Session Dates for Spring Quarter

February 28 Session and March 1 Testing, 1:30 p.m.
March 3 Session and Testing 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 7 Session and March 8 Testing, 6 p.m. 
March 17 Session and Testing, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 28 Session and March 29 Testing, 6 p.m.

Pre-College Programs

GED® preparation

Do you want to take the GED® test but aren't sure if you're ready? Take a GED® preparation class and get the knowledge and skills to test with confidence.


Are you a young student who wants to finish high school and get a college degree? EdCAP provides young adults (16-21) with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in a college environment. Students have the option to explore classes that will give them a jump start towards one of our many professional technical programs.

Adult High School

Are you an adult who wants to get a high school diploma? You can take classes at Edmonds Community College to obtain a high school diploma recognized by the state of Washington. Some of the classes you take in the Adult High School program might even count toward a college degree!


Get a head start in the I-BEST program, which combines an academic support class with practical application of learning in career classes. Get started learning skills for a new career with higher wages. Take classes in Computers, Electronics and Networks, Allied Health, and Medical Office Terminology.


Gain confidence and prepare for college-level classes! Improve your reading, writing, and study skills. Learn the secrets and strategies of the most successful college students. Find out more about Bridge classes!

Career, College, and Life Success/Counseling Psychology

Choosing a major? Changing careers or exploring a new one? New to college? Have test anxiety? Take a CCLS class and create a plan for your next steps for career, college and life success!