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Summer and fall term registration begins June 1, 2020.

For summer term, our classes are taught online.

Program Information

Pierce College offers classwork to help you prepare for the GED exam. A GED is a certificate that is equivalent to a high school diploma. It meets most employment criteria and the educational eligibility requirement for federal financial aid. With a GED, you can pursue higher education, get employed, and earn promotions or achieve personal goals. 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.

While each student's situation is unique, a GED certificate is generally recommended for students who have not yet obtained at least junior year standing (at least 16 credits) in high school and are under the age of 20.

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.

New students will attend an orientation and be scheduled for state required testing. Students are then enrolled in classes based on their skills assessment results.

Contact Us

Fort Steilacoom Campus

Debbie Murphy
Program Support Supervisor
Cascade Bldg – CAS 302

Puyallup Campus

Christy Crandall
Program Support Supervisor
Gaspard Administrative Bldg – ADM 106


Ann Hayes-Garcia
District Program Coordinator