GED Preparation

Attention: Changes to Orientation/Class Schedule

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, Lane Community College has enacted measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and protect students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.  

Spring Term classes will be held online. Each class will be a little different and you will receive that information soon before classes begin.

We are also changing our Spring ABSE Orientation. If you were planning to attend our upcoming orientation for the Spring Term, please click the button below and fill out the form. ABSE staff will be in touch with you regarding the next steps to enrolling. You may also call our office at (541) 463-5214.

Please note: The Spring Term transportation fee has been waived.

ABSE/GED Intake Form

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GED Preparation

Step 1: You want to get your GED? Great idea! This is your road to college and job training. Did you know that - with very limited exceptions - to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must have a GED or high school diploma?

GED Test Series

To find out more about the GED Test Series, please visit the GED Testing Service website for FAQs.

We can help you prepare so you can pass the GED tests and earn your GED by providing study courses and guidance.

As of January, 2014 all GED tests are taken on computer in a new version of the GED. Our instructors will prepare you for the new tests and help you feel more comfortable taking the tests online.

Are you 16 or 17 years old? Check out this link for important information.

Step 2: See our Orientation Schedule for the next available opportunity to enter our program.

Step 3: Find a class schedule that fits your life and location.

Unsure what to do?

Talk to our advisors:
Office Address: 4000 E 30th Avenue
Building 11 - Room 219
Eugene, OR 97405

Office Phone: (541) 463-5214

Tuition Waivers and Scholarships

ABSE/GED classes are non-credit, offered at low-cost or no cost to students. Students enrolled only in ABSE classes do not qualify for financial aid.

We do have limited scholarships available to students who could not otherwise afford to take the GED exams.

After you earn your GED you may qualify for help in paying for your first college classes. Find out more about tuition waivers and scholarships for a great start.

Student Fees: ABSE/GED students enrolled at the Main Campus and Mary Spilde Downtown Center will be charged the current LCC transportation fee of $27. This will allow students at these two locations to obtain a LTD Bus Pass for no additional charge. All other ABSE/GED sites will remain free of charge and students are not eligible for the bus pass through Lane Community College.

Teen GED Options

We have a support program for high school-aged students. This program is for you if:

  • You are 16 – 17 years old
  • You can read at a secondary level
  • You are in high school, or
  • You are not in high school (either way!)
  • You have a release form from your local high school. (The decision to release a student is made by local school district officials in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes and local school district policy.
  • Home-schooled students can obtain a release form from Lane Educational Service District Release Form

In most cases, GED Option students attend classes at the 30th Avenue campus.

Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony

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Celebrate your success by participating in the LCC Commencement Ceremonies (optional) on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, at 10:00am, at Lane Community College's Bristow Square. Graduates of the GED preparation program are honored at the annual college commencement ceremony. To apply and participate in Commencement, please see Enrollment Services for more information. The deadline for submitting your application for Commencement is May 13th, 2019.

Question: How do I get an official copy of my GED transcript?
Answer: All transcript requests for those who tested in Oregon are processed through GED Testing Service. If you earned your GED in another state, see GED Testing Service for a list of states and instructions.

Oregon transitioned to GED Credentialing for student records. If you have any questions, please call the GED credentialing support line at 1-888-906-4031 or visit the website at

For more information check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or call or visit a Lane ABSE site near you.

Contact the Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE) office at (541) 463-5214 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.