Shoreline Community College’s Transitional Studies programs are here to support you to improve your English-language skills, get a high school diploma/GED, prepare for college-level work, or start career training now. No matter where you are in your learning or language level, we have the resources for you to transition to where you want to be! 

Learn English (ESL)

Our English as a Second Language program offers classes for non-native English-speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens.

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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Our high support ABE program develops students’ math and writing skills for direct entry into college-level classes.  In addition, students can earn their high school diploma or GED.

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I-BEST Programs

Start college-level instruction without a HS degree! Our I-BEST programs provide academic support (math, English language skills) and career skills training in the same classroom.

Learn more about I-BEST programs

Earn a high school diploma or GED

Get the funding, guidance, and support you need to take the GED or get a high school diploma. Find a high school completion program that works for you.

Learn about high school completion options

Academic Support


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Transitional Studies

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5205
(206) 705-8725
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