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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.

Tuition for ABE,HS+,HSC (GED®) and ESL is $25
TUITION WAIVERS are available if you have: Quest card, unemployed, DSHS, SSI, TANF, WIC, HUD, Free or reduced lunch, or have a letter from a church or community organization. Please ask us for more information abe@bellevuecollege.edu .


  1. Complete the WABERS+ 2020 form once you receive your SID.
  2. Complete the ABE application form.
  3. Email the WABERS+ 2020 form to: abe@bellevuecollege.edu

FOR MORE INFO FOR Adult Basic Education, HS+, HSC (GED®) classes
Please contact: abe@bellevuecollege.edu
OR visit https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/abe/ OR https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/abe/classes/ged/
OR https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/highschoolplus/

If you are a RETURNING student to ABE/HSC(GED®)/HS+ program, please contact abe@bellevuecollege.edu.

ABE math classes

ABE math classes help students learn math operations and use math in real situations. In the five different levels, they develop skills to:

  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, fractions, and percents.
  • Solve basic and intermediate algebra and geometry problems.
  • Read and analyze data, charts, and graphs

ABE English

ABE English classes help students improve their reading and writing skills. In the four different levels, they develop skills to:

  • Read articles, papers, short novels, maps, graphs, charts, and other types of writing.
  • Write evidence-based, persuasive short and extended responses and essays
  • Improve grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

GED® Test Preparation classes

GED® Test Preparation classes at Bellevue College are designed for students with well-developed reading skills to:

  • Review and prepare for the four GED® tests.
  • Identify readiness to take the GED® tests based on in-class practice tests.
  • Develop test-taking strategies and study skills.


High School + is a competency-based high school equivalency program for adult learners 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. Interested in HS+ classes for the Spring quarter, please contact 425-564-2342 or email: highschoolplus@bellevuecollege.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: abe@bellevuecollege.edu.