Learning Center Seattle
Winter Orientations begin in December 2021 and classes start on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. We will be accepting students all quarter. Classes will be in-person, hybrid, or online. Please see the college class schedule.
Please contact us for more information and to be added to the Winter waiting list:
In-person help on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room 3138 on Central’s main campus. Extended in-person hours will start November 1st.
Learning Center Seattle helps learners improve their lives through one-on-one education advocacy and case management services as well as tuition-free college at any of the Seattle colleges up to an AA degree. Our instructors, case managers, education advocates and tutors can help you at every step of the way - from completing your GED®, to finishing your degree or technical training, and even finding employment. Learning Center Seattle is an Open Doors 1418 youth reengagement program.
At Learning Center Seattle, you'll find the tools you need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
The Learning Center Seattle program is free of charge to eligible students, who are 16 to 21 years old and have not completed high school but want to earn their GED® to go on to college, technical training and/or start a career. Eligible students may enroll with a prior GED® certificate to work employment goals or pursue college as well. The Learning Center Seattle program provides the following services and resources to students:
- Free preparation for the GED® and college entrance exams (Wonderlic, ALEKS)
- Free vouchers to take the the GED® Ready tests, GED® official tests, and college entrance exams
- Morning and afternoon GED® class options
- Learn–at–your–own–pace college atmosphere
- One–on–one attention from Seattle Central College faculty members and AmeriCorps tutoring support
- Employment support and social services through a King County Case Manager
- Preparation to enter college through Seattle Education Access Education Advocates
- For those enrolling with a prior GED® certificate and want to access to tuition-free college, students will work with an AmeriCorps tutor to prepare for their college entrance exams and Seattle Education Access to create and complete a college readiness plan before college
- Tuition–free college to attend any of the Seattle Colleges up to an AA degree
- College Navigation with an Education Advocate through Seattle Education Access
- Free services through a Case Manager through King County or YMCA King County
- Referrals to various on–campus programs to continue supporting your education
- The first step is to sign–up for an information session to see if the Learning Center Seattle program is right for you!
Information Sessions are held in room BE2125 at Seattle Central College. All students are required to attend an information session to learn more about the program before making a decision to enroll.Sign up for an information session by clicking on one of the dates listed below. You will be routed to a sign-up page. We will send you an email to confirm your spot and provide you with details on preparing for your information session.
Forms for Learning Center Seattle
We are here to support you beyond accomplishing your GED®. In addition to the one–on–one help you'll receive from an Education Advocate and AmeriCorps Tutor, we have built relationships with many support programs at all the Seattle Colleges. Check out some of the Seattle Central College support programs below:
- Learning Support & Tutoring
- TRiO Student Support Services
- Multicultural Services
- Student Parent Support
- Women's Programs
- College Success Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) programs
Learning Center Seattle was developed as a partnership of:
- Seattle Central College
- Seattle Vocational Institute
- Seattle Public Schools
- United Way of King County
- King County
- Accelerator YMCA
- Seattle Education Access
- Bridges U
Learn more about the Open Doors 1418 youth reengagement system that supports Learning Center Seattle.