Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

For general information or info about Spanish GED, call 971-722-6255. Spanish GED: www.pcc.edu/resources/spanish-ged

ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes offer instruction for adults who wish to improve skills in reading, math, and writing, or wish to prepare for the State GED (General Education Development) Exam. If you do not want preparation classes and only want to take the State GED Exam, call the PCC Testing Center at 971-722-5680 for information.

New students must attend a Placement Session before attending class. The placement session schedules are listed below by campus. New students must fill out an Admissions Application online at www.pcc.edu/admissions. PCC will email your PCC student ID number. Bring picture ID and your ID number to the testing session.

ABE classes are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening. However, not every class is available at every site and time. Assignment to classes will be made at the Placement Session according to the students' schedules and levels.

Special Needs

If English is not your native language, you must show adequate English listening and speaking skills for working in the classroom.

If you have a disability and need special assistance (such as sign language interpreter, a reader, or a writer) in order to participate in the ABE placement session, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (971-722-4341) at least two weeks before the session is held.

Students who are 16 or 17 years old must take a copy of their written high school release to the placement session.

Fees

1. New students must apply online (www.pcc.edu/admissions) or at a campus business office prior to attending a Placement Session. Take PCC ID number to the placement session.

2. ABE classes are $9.60 per hour, plus the tech fee. For example, if a class meets 6 hours a week, the charge is $57.60 plus a tech fee of $5 for the term.

3. You are responsible for your bill whether you attend or don't attend classes. Check your account on MyPCC Pay.

4. New Students: return fee waiver and documentation to the ABE Department or your instructor on the first day of the term.

5. Continuing Students: Economic fee waivers are available from your instructor for the next term.

6. Late fee waivers or fee waivers with incorrect documentation are not accepted.

7. Fees are NOT refundable after the first week of the term.

8. Parking permits are required for campus sites. All-day, evening, annual, or rideshare permits may be purchased in the PCC Business Office.

Cascade (705 N. Killingsworth) 971-722-5747

No appointment needed, but arrive 15 minutes early with your PCC ID number. Placement sessions:

Call for dates and times.

Call 971-722-5747 for information.

Hillsboro Center (775 SE Baseline St, Hillsboro)

No appointment needed, but arrive 15 minutes early with your PCC ID number. Placement sessions:

Mon MAR 23, 2015 at 11:30AM to 3:00PM in H 110.

Students may also attend an Orientation and Placement Session at Rock Creek Campus (see schedule below).

For additional information, contact Rosa Escobedo at 971-722-7179

Rock Creek (17705 NW Springville Rd.) 971-722-7179

New students planning to attend classes at Rock Creek Campus or Willow Creek Center must attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the Rock Creek Campus in the Student Learning Center (BLDG2 Room 203). No appointment needed. Complete an Admission Application online at www.pcc.edu/admissions in advance. Arrive 30 minutes early with your PCC student ID number. Placement Sessions:

Wed MAY 27, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in BLDG2 203

Thur MAY 28, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in BLDG2 203

Wed JUN 3, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in BLDG2 203

Thur JUN 4, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in BLDG2 203

Wed JUN 17, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in BLDG2 203

Thur JUN 18, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in BLDG2 203

For additional information, contact Rosa Escobedo at 971-722-7179

Southeast Campus (2305 SE 82nd) 971-722-6255

New Students planning to attend classes at South East Campus must attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the South East Campus. No appointment needed but space is limited; fist come, first served. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes early.

Orientation and Placement Sessions:

Call for dates and times.

Call 971-722-6133 for more information.

Sylvania (12000 SW 49th)

New Students planning to attend classes at Sylvania Campus must attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the Sylvania Campus. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your PCC ID number. For more information contact Charlene Hansen at 971-722-4468.

Placement Sessions; No Appointment Needed:

Thur MAY 21, 2015 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in CC 216

Wed MAY 27, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in CC 216

Thur JUN 11, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in CC 216

Wed JUN 17, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in CC 216

Tue JUN 23, 2015 at 9:00AM-1:00PM in CC 216

Please contact Charlene Hansen at 971-722-4468 for more testing dates.

Willow Creek Center - 241 SW Edgeway Dr. (185th & Baseline)

Must attend a placement session at Rock Creek Campus (see schedule above).

Forest Grove High School (1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove)

New students planning to attend ABE/GED classes at Forest Grove High School must attend one of the following placement sessions. No appointment needed. Placement Sessions:

Call for dates and times.

For additional in formation, call 503-359-2432.

ABE Classes

Adult Basic Education
ABE Secondary
ABE Fundamentals of Math
ABE Fundamentals of Reading
ABE Fundamentals of Writing
Foundations of Math II
Intermediate RD & WR
Adv Integrated RD and WR

GED Online, call 971-722-6255

Web Distance Learning: Online classes

WEB Distance Learning Online Class: Math & Science
WEB Distance Learning: Online Class: RD/WR/SS