Everest College Campuses in Seattle-Tacoma Area Announce New GED(R) Test Prep
and Completion Program
Everest GED(R) Advantage is Free and Open to the Public
SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everest College announced today that
select campuses in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area will offer Everest
GED® Advantage, a GED® test preparation and credential completion program that
is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in enrolling in the programs
located at the Everest campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton and Everett
should contact Everest toll-free at 1-888-201-6547.
According to the GED Testing Service®, 40 million adults in the United States
lack a high school diploma or GED® test credential. In Washington, only 70% of
students finish high school, ranking the state 37^th in the nation for
graduation rates. Adults without a high school diploma face tremendous
obstacles to achieving their economic potential. On average, their
unemployment rates are higher and their wages lower than those with a GED®
credential or high school diploma. Their access to postsecondary education and
training, a requirement for many jobs in today's competitive economy, is also
Everest has the knowledge and experience—the classrooms, curriculum and
instructors—to help adult learners obtain this critical credential. "We're
proud to offer our community a program that opens the doors of educational and
economic opportunity to nontraditional students," said Meredyth Given,
regional vice president for Everest College.
"I applaud Everest for recognizing and responding to this challenge.We have a
monumental task of moving 40 million adults into jobs with salaries capable of
supporting their families," said Randy Trask, president of GED® Testing
Service. "This program could be a model for educational institutions and
community organizations across the nation."
Adults wishing to obtain a GED® test credential face many challenges,
including waitlists for state-sponsored adult education programs in nearly all
states and other financial hurdles.Everest GED® Advantage eliminates
obstacles by providing free GED® preparation, a free Official GED® Practice
Test, and by covering all testing costs for adults who successfully complete
According to GED Testing Service® research, students who complete a formal
test preparation program and pass the Official GED® Practice Test have higher
pass rates than those who study independently.Everest GED® Advantage offers a
tailored program of study that includes tutoring sessions, classroom
instruction, and weekly meetings with an advisor to assess progress.Services
vary by campus.
To enroll in Everest GED® Advantage, participants must be at least 18 years
old and pass an assessment test. The program is free and there is no
obligation to enroll in any Everest degree or diploma program.
Everest GED® Advantage is offered at 60 Everest campuses across the United
About Everest College
Everest College is part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest
post-secondary education companies in North America. Its mission is to prepare
students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. It
offers diploma programs and associate and bachelor's degrees in a variety of
occupational areas, including healthcare, criminal justice, business,
information technology and construction trades. Programs vary by campus.
Everest has eight campuses in the Pacific Northwest – Vancouver, Portland,
Tigard (Everest Institute), Everett, Bremerton, Renton, Tacoma and Seattle.
For more information, please visit www.everest.edu. For more information about
our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program
and other important information, please visit our website at
The Corinthian Colleges, Inc. logo is available at
GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American
Council on Education (ACE) and may not be used or reproduced without the
express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service LLC, which
administers the marks under exclusive license from the ACE.
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