ABE Programs

The mission of the ABE Program at Bellevue College is to offer a flexible program to meet the diverse needs of students needing basic skills to become more self-sufficient by offering courses to support students’ goals in transitioning to college classes, completing the GED®, or improving employment opportunities. Students will be able to function independently, participate more fully in a global economy, and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

The Adult Basic Education program offers several options to help students meet their career and college readiness goals.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

students needing basic skills to become more self-sufficient by offering courses to support students’ goals in transitioning to college classes. These students are 16 years or older and may or may not have a high school diploma.

GED® Prep

The GED preparation courses are for students of any age who are preparing to take the GED test. This course is not required to take the exam but offers skills and knowledge to better prepare students for the exam. This is a good option for students who do not wish to take the Washington state high school exams and do not want to wait until they are 21 to receive a high school diploma from Bellevue College.

High School Plus (HS+)

This program is for students who are 18 years or older and do not have a high school diploma. Students who complete this program will receive a high school diploma from Bellevue College once they are 21 years or older.