GED® Graduation Celebrates Success

Clatsop Community College’s 2015 GED® Graduation will honor 58 students at a ceremony on Monday, June 8 at 5:30p.m. in the Columbia Hall Community Room (Columbia 219), 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

The ceremony recognizes students who passed the GED® exam and earned a high school equivalent credential during the past year. The featured speaker at this year’s ceremony will be CCC President Dr. Lawrence Galizio. A reception for graduates and their families will be held in the GED® classroom on the first floor of Columbia Hall (Columbia 114) immediately following the ceremony. The public is invited to join in congratulating each of this year’s graduates.

The GED® credential is accepted by over 97% of colleges and employers. Nationally, 60% of recent GED® graduates are enrolled in college, and the unemployment rate is lower for those with a diploma.

The GED® tests are now all computer-based. The four subject areas of testing are: Reasoning through Language Arts (combining reading and writing), Social Studies, Science and Mathematical Reasoning.

Clatsop Community College is the sole provider of GED® preparation classes in Clatsop County. To take the GED®, students must be at least 16 years old, and if under 18, must provide “Option Papers” or a “Release from Compulsory Education” from their high school.

Clatsop Community College’s GED® preparation classes are held at the main campus in Astoria, at the South County Center in Seaside, and at Clatskanie High School. Limited financial assistance with GED® test expenses is available. Follow this link for a schedule of classes or additional information, or contact George Heiner, 503-338-2347.

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