Multi-Service Center offers classes and one-on-one tutoring for youth and adults who want to earn their General Education Development (GED) certificate, a high school diploma equivalent.
Students come to Multi-Service Center because they know from personal experience that a job search without a GED can yield lower paying and less desirable jobs. Some students have good jobs but are concerned about losing them when the economy turns. Others desire to obtain a degree from a university or technical college. Other students want to show their children that education is important.
To earn a GED, it is necessary to pass 4 tests total in the following subject areas: math, social studies, science, and reasoning through language arts. The tests are a reflection of what the average high school student learns, plus a little more difficult material.
The length of time it takes to complete the GED depends on many factors, such as a student’s study habits, attendance at classes, and interest in the GED material. Students may finish in three months, one year, or longer. Our volunteer tutors are committed to helping students learn at their own pace, and help them feel supported in the pursuit of their education goals.
What Makes Our GED Program Stand Out from Others?
MSC’s classes are much smaller than a community college’s program. Our classes usually have 10 or fewer people and are set up like a study hall. Students work individually on their material at their own pace with the assistance of tutors. Some students find our class schedule an easier fit into their lives.Plus, many of our students already utilize MSC’s other programs, and are familiar with our location.
For more information or to enroll, contact our education department at 253.838.6810 or by email.
Tuesday – Thursday
9am-12pm – all ages
Tuesday and Thursday Open Lab
1-3:30pm – all ages
Monday and Wednesday
5-7pm – all ages
Registration is required except during open lab times. Call 253.838.6810 or e-mail for more information.
“It wasn’t until I came to MSC that I found a program that believed in my ability to get my GED. They did not judge me, but instead, focused on encouraging me throughout the entire process. They believed in me even when I didn’t.”
“I had attended high school all four years, but fell short of credits and was not able to graduate on time. I took it really hard and didn’t want to go back and face the embarassment of being a second-year senior. MSC really helped me a lot. Being able to take classes for free helped me get the education I needed. Now that I have my GED, I plan on continuing my education and becoming a pediatric nurse. Thank you, MSC!”