Adult Basic Education

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Summer online Application/Registration is now OPEN. Please fill out our application and WABERS form HERE. New Student orientation will start June 21st.

NEW Students aged 16-21 may be interested in CEO program. CEO helps students to work towards an AA degree, GED, high school diploma or professional/technical certificate. For more information, go to CEO Website

If you’re receiving Basic Food or cash assistance from DSHS, Workforce Education may be able to help pay for textbooks, childcare, and transportation – apply online to see if you qualify.

Tuition for ABE,HS+,HSC (GED®) and ESL is $25
Help with payments (Tuition Waivers) is available with a: Quest card, unemployed, DSHS, SSI, WIC, HUD, Free or reduced lunch, or have a letter from a community organization. Please ask us for more information, .

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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.

  • FOR MORE INFO ON HS+, HSC (GED®) classes Please contact: OR visit GED website OR High School+ Website
  • We do not serve tourists or people with Foreign Student Visas ( J-1, F-1, M-1, B-1 or B-2). International students should check the English Language Institute: Please contact them at: ELI Website
  • Students aged 16-21 may be interested in GED. Can work toward an AA degree, GED, high school diploma or professional/technical certificate. For more information, please go to CEO Website or contact Angelica Palma Gutierrez at 

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:

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