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:

No sessions are scheduled yet.

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:

No Sessions are scheduled yet.

Students may also attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the Willow Creek Center (fall term only; 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 Willow Creek Center (fall term only; testing will return to Rock Creek for future terms). 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:

See Willow Creek Center below for testing schedule.

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:

No sessions are scheduled yet.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00AM to 12:30PM in SY CC 216

Tues Aug 25, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in SY CC 216

Tues Sept 8, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in SY CC 216

Tues Sept 15, 2015 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in SY CC 216

Tues Sept 22, 2015 at 9:00AM-1:00PM in SY CC 216

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

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

New students planning to attend classes at Rock Creek Campus or Willow Creek Center must attend an Orientation and Placement session at the Willow Creek Center (Fall term only! testing returns to Rock Creek for future terms).

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 at Willow Creek Center:

Wed Aug 12, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in WCC Room 221

Thurs Aug 13, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in WCC Room 221

Wed Aug 26, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in WCC Room 221

Thurs Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in WCC Room 221

Wed Sept 2, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in WCC Room 221

Thurs Sept 3, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in WCC Room 221

Wed Sept 16, 2015 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in WCC Room 221

Thurs Sept 17, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:30PM in WCC Room 221

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

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:

No dates are available yet. Call for details.

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

ABE Classes

Adult Basic Education
ABE Secondary
ABE Fundamentals of Math
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