GED® Classes 

Please call 503-338-2347 or email to learn how to get started


Don’t have a high school diploma?
Clatsop Community College can assist you in obtaining the equivalent to a high school diploma—the GED®—which will enable you to pursue further education, improve your employment status, or fulfill a personal goal.

The GED is a battery of four tests (Tests of General Educational Development) that when passed, serves as an equivalent to a high school diploma.

It is accepted by 98% of colleges and universities that require a high school diploma as well as 96% of companies whose jobs require a high school degree.  About 20 million people have earned a GED since its inception.
(2013 Annual Statistical Report on the GED ®Test)

The four tests that make up the GED®:
Reasoning Through Language Arts150 minutes
Social Studies75 minutes
Science90 minutes
Mathematical Reasoning115 minutes

Click here for more information from the GED Testing Service.

An online version of the TI-30XS calculator will be available for use on part of the test.  Click here  and  here for practice using this calculator.

You must be at least 16 years old in order to take the GED classes or tests. If you are under 18, you must provide “Option Papers” or a “Release from Compulsory Education” from your high school before attending classes or taking the GED® Tests. You will also need to fill out this GED under 18 form

You are never too old to get your GED®!

We have had students in their 60s and even 70s earn their GED. There is no age limit on the desire to learn!

Step 1

Register with the Program

o    Set up an orientation by calling 503-338-2374 or emailing

o    Submit your Registration Form and your Consent form

o    If you are under 18, please also submit a high school release document and a Under 18 form

Step 2

Take a CASAS assessment

o    Sign up for an in-person or remote assessment

o    Complete your assessment (2 hours)

Step 3

Create a account

Step 4

Attend GED classes

o    Communicate with your instructor about your individual plan

o    Sign up for an in-person or remote assessment & complete assessments as directed by your instructor

Step 5

Take a GED practice test

o    Ask your instructor if you are ready to take a practice test

o    Take the practice test & share your scores with your instructor

Step 6

Take the GED subject test

o    Schedule your official GED subject test through your account

o    Contact your coordinator or instructor for a voucher

o    Take the GED subject test

Want to attend college? After you pass the GED, ask if you qualify for the Bridge Scholarship!

Clatsop Community College’s GED preparation classes are held at the main campus in Astoria, at the South County Center in Seaside, at Clatskanie High School, and remotely through Zoom due to COVID. Our GED classes are a combination of small group discussions with much individualized, one on one instruction. We strive to make the learning environment as comfortable as possible.

The GED® classroom in Astoria is Columbia Hall 114



4:30 – 7:30 pm

Class on Zoom and with Brightspace (with May)

Social studies, science, reading

Monday &


6 – 9 pm

Class in person at Clatskanie Highschool (with Virginia Lovegren)

All subjects

Tuesday & Wednesday

9 am – 12 pm

Class on Zoom and with Brightspace (with May)

Social studies, science, reading

GED® – Math


4:30 – 7 pm

Class on Zoom and in person by appointment in Seaside, 1455 N Roosevelt (in the computer lab)


3:30 – 7 pm

Class on Zoom and in person by appointment in Astoria, CCC, Columbia Hall 114

College/Career Readiness/Computer Skills


5 – 6 pm

Class on Zoom – (with May)

You do not need to attend all days or all hours.

GED en español:

Llámale a 503-338-2368 o 503-338-2557para más informacíon.

The length of time varies from student to student. It depends on the skills and knowledge you have when you start, how much time you have for classes and studying,  and your commitment to earning your GED. If you want your GED, we are here to help make it happen.

Some Tips for Success

  • Set up your voicemail and check your email regularly
  • Connect with your instructor – we want you to succeed!
  • Schedule a time for homework each week
  • Let us know when you need help

GED tests MUST be taken at an official GED Testing Center.  Clatsop Community College is an official GED Test Site. Tests are given in the Testing Center,  Columbia Hall, Room 110.

Click here for more information about online testing

Call 503-338-2481 for information about scheduling the GED tests.

You must bring current photo identification (state issued, not school), and additional paperwork from the high school if you are under 18.

Call 503-338-2481 if you have any question about acceptable identification.

Click here for more Testing Center information

The GED preparation classes are free!
The current fee for the battery of GED Tests is $152.

Financial Aid

There is a limited amount of assistance for students currently enrolled in the GED Program. Some agencies provide assistance in paying for the GED. If you are a client of an agency, check with them for possible assistance.

Due to COVID, CCC is currently offering individual remote orientations for its GED® preparation classes. 

Please sign up by calling 503-338-2347 or email Vanessa Garner at

Registration Form Click here

Consent Form Click here

Under 18 Form Click here

If you are not sure what you need, please call 503-338-2347 or email Vanessa Garner at


Yes. Currently, we hold an informal GED® Graduation in June of each year for the past year’s GED® graduates. Family and friends are encouraged to attend to help celebrate your achievement.

Jenn Guzel ( says she can teach math to anyone – and she has proven it in many years of teaching math to students in Utah, California, Nevada, and Oregon! 

Virginia “Ginny” Lovegren (

May Dunn-Palensky

Eileen Purcell

Laura Lattig


Adult Basic Skills

Clatsop Community College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) instruction for students who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Students attend these classes for a variety of reasons, to increase workplace skills and fulfill a desire to raise their personal educational level.

Our vision is to serve as an effective resource for the community that responds to the educational and career needs of our community. 

The mission of ABE department at CCC is to provide residents of Clatsop County with effective GED preparation, English language acquisition and basic skills learning opportunities. Our goal is to empower students to improve literacy skills, enter college and/or training, and acquire needed knowledge and skills to become successful learners, workers, family and community members.

You must be at least 16 years old to attend ABE classes. If you are under 18 years of age, you must provide proper paperwork from your high school before attending classes.

Call 503-338-2347 to discuss starting ABE classes.

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to the Affirmative Action/Title IX Officer in Library 108 at 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Section 504 Coordinator is located in the Student Services Center 503-338-2474. For ADA and other accommodations call: 503-338-2474 TDD 503-338-2468