Finish High School

Whether you have been out of high school for years, or have recently decided to finish getting your high school diploma, GHC offers multiple paths for success. Finishing high school opens doors for financial aid, vocational training programs, and degree programs.

High School 21+

If you are 21 years of age or older and have high school credits, work experience, military experience, certifications or other life experience, but no high school diploma or equivalency, the High School 21+ program is for you! Foreign education and experience can be considered with proper documentation. If you are close to being 21, you could participate in this program as you must be 21 at the time of completion. 

Some benefits of the HS21+ program are:

  • You earn your Washington State high school diploma not a high school equivalency
  • It can open doors for financial aid eligibility, vocational training programs, or degree programs
  • The cost is $25 per quarter (waivers available),

Transitions assessment and advising are required for enrollment in this program.  

If you are interested, call Transition Programs at 360-538-4167 for more information or read through our Frequently Asked Questions.  

GED®

If you are not 21 or older or you do not have prior learning experience from high school or employment, the GED® may be your best pathway to completing high school. Most colleges and employers accept a GED® credential as being equivalent to a high school diploma. Each year more than 14,000 Washington residents earn their GED® credentials.

The GED® is a series of four tests in Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics and practice tests are available in English and Spanish.  The GHC Testing Center coordinates the practice and official GED® tests and can be reached at 360-538-4049. Official tests are $30 each for a total of $120. 

GHC offers the Transitions, pre-college classes needed to help you prepare for the tests. Classes are only $25 per quarter (waivers available). To learn more contact the Transition Programs at 360-538-4167. 

High School Completion

This program is for students who would like to complete high school by taking college classes to meet any Washington State high school graduation requirements that are not completed. Students over 19 years of age can participate in the program and would pay a reduced tuition rate per college credit as well as students 18 or younger who must pay full tuition rates.

All previous high school and college transcripts must be provided for evaluation.  Students under the age of 21 must have passed the required sections of the high school exit exam prior to entrance into the program.  

For more information contact Student Support Center at 360-538-4099. 

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