Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

High School Completion

Our high school completion programs help you earn the credential you need to prepare for post-secondary education, further training, military service, or employment. SVC has several options for adult students who want to complete high school. Not sure which option is best for you? Enroll in a Basic Education Orientation class or talk to one of our High School Completion advisors and we will help determine the best path for you.

HS21+ Adult High School Diploma is a competency-based high school completion program for adults 21 years of age or older who do not have a high school diploma from a U.S. institution. High school competency requirements may be met through prior learning in high school or college coursework or work, life, and/or military experience. Click here for more information.

GED® exam preparation in English or Spanish is offered through individualized and classroom instruction in the areas of reading, writing, math, computer technology, social studies, and science. Click here for more information.

The traditional Adult High School Diploma is an option that provides the opportunity to earn a high school diploma by completing required coursework in SVC college-level classes. Regular college tuition and fees apply. Students may earn a high school diploma upon completion of a two-year ATA, DTA, or other transfer degrees. Contact Brian Hanchett at 360.416.7654.

Open Doors: Individuals below age 21 who have not completed high school may be eligible for the Open Doors High School Completion program. For an application, contact Wendy Ouellette at 360.416.7699, [email protected], or a counselor at the high school in your district. Click here for more information 

Get Started


1.  Sign up for an Information Session. *All students will need a valid email address to sign up for an information session and apply to SVC.

2.  Attend the Information Session you signed up for. You will get information regarding our programs (HS21+, GED, Open Doors), register to take the CASAS entry test, and receive assistance in completing the SVC application.

  1. Apply online at
  2. Select FIRST TIME STUDENTS (even if you have previously attended classes)
  3. Select GET STARTED
  4. Select Apply Online
  5. Set Up My Web Admissions Account

*Students 17-20 interested in Open Doors must meet with their high school previous high school attended to complete the application packet prior to continuing on to steps 4 and 5.

3.  Take the CASAS entry test you signed up for. Students will register for the orientation session after they have completed the CASAS entry test, as well as receive assistance completing the Online Application Supplement if needed.

4. Attend orientation class. In orientation class, you will activate your student email account, learn about Canvas (online learning platform), learn about SVC’s campus and resources, and register for courses.

RETURNING STUDENTS: Students who are returning after six or more months must go through the new student steps (see above). Students who are returning after missing one quarter (less than six months) should contact [email protected] for a registration appointment.

Other important information:

Children are not allowed in the test sessions, information sessions, or in classes. If you need disability accommodations, contact Disability Access Services.

CCB, On Ramp, and CWPA tuition is $25 per quarter. You may take more than one CCB class at no extra cost. A tuition waiver is available for those who qualify.

Students enrolled in I-BEST pay regular tuition for the college courses, but do not pay for the CCB support class. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

Want to know more? Sign up for our next information session.

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