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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Education for Adults

Program Overview

Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs are designed for adults who may have experienced educational gaps or missed the opportunity to develop certain skills. BEdA provides the opportunity for adult learners to:

  • Improve English language skills,
  • Earn a High School Diploma or GED
  • Prepare for career training
  • Start earning college credit

Who is eligible?

BEdA programs are for persons age 19 or older who meet one or more of the following:

  • Speak a primary language other than English 
  • Have not completed high school
  • Who want to improve reading, writing or math skills for entry into college level coursework

Individuals age 16-18 who have not graduated from high school may enroll after providing a high school release form (obtainable from the high school were you currently live), or if homeschooled, a notarized statement of homeschooling. Students age 16-21 may be eligable for the Open Doors Highschool Completion program.

Individuals with a student or au pair (F1, M1, or J1) visa are not eligible and should contact the International Student Office for information on options.

How much does it cost?

Participation in the BEdA classes costs $25 per quarter any you may enroll in multiple BEdA classes at no extra cost. A tuition waiver is available to those who meet income eligability requirements.

For more information contact us at:

Mount Vernon Campus: 360.416.7640
Whidbey Island Campus: 360.679.5339



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