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The Western States Community College High School Completion/GED program is a self-paced examination.  There are 8 examinations covering Math, English, Reading, and Writing.  The examinations may be taken in the comfort of your own home via email, utilizing Adobe Reader.    

The Application for Admission and Screening Questionnaire must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.  The Screening Questionnaire is a short examination of 24 questions to help us determine your ability to complete the program successfully.       

Upon acceptance into the program we will email you the first examination.  Upon successful completion we will email you the next examination, so on and so forth, until all 8 examinations have been successfully completed.    

Upon successful completion of all 8 examinations you will either be awarded an Adult High School Diploma or a GED certificate, depending on your scores.  If you are unable to successfully complete all 8 of the examinations, we will set up a program of study guides for any of the subject areas you were unable to successfully complete.  

The cost of the program is $595.00.  There is no cost to complete the Application for Admission nor to complete the Screening Questionnaire.  Should you decide to enter the program, there is a $95.00 registration fee.  This fee is applied to the $595.00 enrollment fee, leaving a balance due of $500.00. 

 I hope this answers any of the questions you may have.  Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 503-657-4000, or

Wishing you Success, 

Todd Denning, Registrar  

Western States Community College 19146 Molalla Avenue, Suite B Oregon City, OR 97045



My name is Jennifer Bradley.  I joined Western States Community College when I was 17 years old.  I had been attending Oregon City High School and was in need of special school guidance.  Having family issues and falling behind on my credits for graduation, I was able to attend Western States Community College where they helped me get my credits back on track.  I worked very hard to achieve my goals and earned my High School Diploma.  If it had not been for Western States Community College I would not be where I am today in my life.  In 2004 I received my High School Diploma and I entered into retail sales where I was able to apply for a Night Manager position with a major retail store.  Having my High School Diploma opened the doors for many opportunities in my career.  Now I have worked my way up to Grocery Manager for the Oregon City Albertsons Store and have just completed my training for District Manager.  My future goals are to be a Store Director for Safeway/Albertsons stores.  The lesson of life that I learned at Western States Community College was to never give up!  

Jennifer Bradley

“My name is Jacob, I am in my mid-twenties with a family.  I want to be a good father and husband, but to achieve this I have to be a good provider as well.  Being a good provider means that I must have career goals, and as a construction laborer in Local 290, I believe that I am in the perfect spot to begin fulfilling my goals.  My union, local 290, starts its next pipe fitting class next year.  To be in the class requires a high school diploma and I will now be in that class, thanks to Western States Community College and the Research Foundation.  For my family and my career the future now looks much brighter.  Thank you Western States Community College.

Jacob Carey