GED® test preparation

Adult Education | Cascade, OMIC, Rock Creek, Southeast, & Sylvania


Information sessions

Want to learn more about GED® classes at PCC? Our information sessions are a great first step!

See details here: GED® information sessions.

Prepare for the GED® test with Adult Education classes.

  • Adult Education is a non-credit program.
  • Fees for classes range from $37 to $158 per term (see costs in the class schedule).
  • Classes focus on basic skills in reading, writing, and math.
  • You may need to buy books.
  • Classes are open to anyone 16 and older.
  • If you’re under 18, you’ll need to get an official release from your high school and submit it to PCC  Enrollment Services before registering for classes.
  • If you’re 16-20, you may qualify for Yes to College.

Steps to enroll

Please read all information carefully and all steps listed below. The first day of Fall 2024 term is Monday, September 23.

1. Apply to PCC

Complete the admissions form. Fall 2024 Admissions deadline is Wednesday, September 11, 2024.

Apply now

2. Complete CASAS testing

GED-seeking students are required to complete CASAS testing. Testing helps us assess your reading and math skills for program placement and helps us evaluate your progress through the program. CASAS testing is required for class registration.

  • Take both reading and math tests. Each test takes about 60-90 minutes.
  • Attend an orientation even if you haven’t completed the CASAS tests yet.
  • To sign up, you’ll need the following information:
    • Student name: your name
    • Student ID: your PCC ID number (starts with a G)
    • Email: either a personal or PCC email address to receive confirmation and instructions
    • College name: Portland Community College
In-person testing

Book an appointment or see drop-in times:

Remote testing

Before scheduling, please be aware you’ll need a Windows computer (test doesn’t work on phones, tablets, Chromebooks, or Macs.) If there’s an issue with scheduling, please reach out to us.

3. Attend GED® orientation

At the orientation, you will:

  • Meet the Adult Ed Navigator who will help you get started and register for classes.
  • Learn more about GED® tests.
  • Get tips on how to manage technology while learning remotely.
  • Ask questions about classes and GED® testing.
In-person orientation

Sign up below:

  • Cascade orientation »  After you sign up, we will contact you by phone to set up a one-one-one orientation. Orientations begin Aug 19.
  • Rock Creek orientation »  After you sign up, we will contact you by phone to set up a one-one-one orientation. Orientations begin Aug 19.
  • Southeast orientation »
    • Thur, Sept 12, 10am-1pm
    • Mon, Sept 16, 10am-1pm
  • Sylvania orientation »
    • Weds, Sept 4, 10am-12pm, CT 235
    • Thur, Sept 5, 6-8pm, CT 235
  • Forest Grove High School: all sessions at 6pm in Room 2102
    • Weds, Sept 4
    • Mon, Sept 9
    • Weds, Sept 11
    • Mon, Sept 16
    • Weds, Sept 18
Remote orientation

Plan 2 hours for the remote orientation.

Sign up: Remote orientation »

  • Tues, Aug 20, 10am
  • Weds, Aug 21, 6pm
  • Tues, Aug 27, 6pm
  • Weds, Aug 28, 1pm
  • Tues, Sept 10, 6pm
  • Weds, Sept 11, 1pm
  • Tues, Sept 17, 10am
  • Weds, Sept 18, 6pm (last orientation)
4. Consider options for study

Classes will be held in person with limited remote sections available. Your Adult Ed Navigator can help you decide what is right for you. If you want to study online, see more about online GED® classes.

Spanish GED® classes are offered at Southeast and Willow Creek. The steps to enroll are different: see the Spanish GED® page.

5. Paying for classes

Be ready to pay for your classes at the time of registration. Class fees range from $37 to $158 per term depending on your class schedule. If you receive food stamps, the Oregon Health Plan, or have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for a class fee waiver. We’ll discuss waivers at the orientation.

Get help

Connect with us by email, phone, or Zoom.

  • Hours:
    • Monday and Friday: 9am-1pm
    • Wednesday: 3-7pm
  • Phone: 971-722-6255
  • Email:

You can also contact the Adult Ed Navigator at any campus:

Learn more about the GED® certificate

A GED® certificate can be earned by those who have not completed high school and who are at least 16 years old. The GED® certificate is accepted as a substitute for a high school diploma by many employers, apprenticeship programs, community colleges, and universities. It is used all over the United States and Canada, although passing scores may vary from state to state.

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license.

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