Finish High School

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Finish High School Quick Start Guide

Looking to finish high school? You can do it at Highline College.

Get started today:

  • Step 1: Visit Finish High School to decide which program is right for you.
  • If you are a current high school student, you can choose from four programs to enhance your education. Your options depend upon your age, interests and goals.
  • If your high school education was interrupted, you can choose from five programs. Your options depend upon your age, interests and goals.
  • Step 2: Once you have chosen your program, follow the steps listed under your program.
Ex.C.E.L.: Excellence and Commitment to Education and Leadership (For students learning English who are 16 to 21 years of age and want to complete high school)

  • Attend an English as a Second Language (ESL) orientation in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) office in Building 19 on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. or Fridays at 9 a.m. (bring picture ID).
  • Obtain a program enrollment packet from the ABE office in Building 19.
  • Submit a copy of your official transcript and the completed program enrollment packet to the ABE office in Building 19.
  • Attend an orientation session for the Ex.C.E.L. program before the quarter starts. During the orientation, you will complete your enrollment, receive your class schedule and meet other students

If you wish to take a GED preparation course, attend a two-hour orientation.

If you are 16, 17 or 18 years old, follow these steps:

  • Obtain a “Request for Approval to Test” form from the last school you attended or from the school’s district office.
  • Create a com account.
  • Submit the “Request for Approval to Test” form to the Placement and Testing Center for processing.
  • Schedule your tests.

If you are over 18 years old, follow these steps:

High School Completion (For students 21 years of age or older)

  • Verify that you meet the eligibility requirements and are aware of the application deadline for the High School Completion program.
  • Complete the Highline College online admission application or apply in person at the Admissions office in Building 6. If applying online, allow two business days to process your application.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application and placement test
  • Activate your myHighline email account (you will need it to take the placement test).
  • Take the complete placement test (reading and math). Photo ID is required.
  • Obtain your official transcripts from your previous high school(s) and college(s) where you earned credit. Official transcripts must be received in a school-sealed envelope. We cannot accept opened or faxed transcripts.
  • Submit your transcript(s) and placement test scores to Highline’s High School Programs office.
  • Attend a mandatory orientation after your application file is complete. During the orientation, you will receive information about the High School Completion program requirements, campus resources and degrees. You will also register for classes.

Pathway to College (For students 16 to 21 years of age who want to complete high school)

Highline College, Team Child, Highline School District and Neighborhood House are partnering to offer a high school completion program (Project S.C.O.P.E.) for youth between ages of 16 and 21 years old who are involved, or at risk of involvement within the juvenile justice system.

The program allows students (from any school district) to earn their high school diploma and provides wrap-around support services and case management to overcome barriers to their educational success. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to re-engage in their education, explore academic/career pathways, develop college/career readiness skills, and earn their high school diploma.

For more information and/or referrals, contact Almetta Pitts, Project S.C.O.P.E. Program Manager, by calling (206) 592-4483, or emailing

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