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Chemeketa Yamhill Valley GED/ESOL

Let us help you succeed.

GED & ESOL at Yamhill Valley

Brush up on your academic skills, prepare for your General Educational Development (GED) tests, and prepare to transition into college credit courses.

We offer –

  • Flexible hours
  • Individualized instruction
  • Classroom instruction
  • Computer-generated instruction
  • Helpful, caring staff

Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 am-5 pm

Call 503.472.9482 for more information.

  • GED

    Yamhill Valley's Academic Transitions staff can help you prepare for the General Education Development (GED) test.

    Complete the Admissions Application

    Students 18 or Over 

    You must first obtain a Chemeketa student number by completing the Admission Application. Please bring this K# to the GED orientation.

    Students Ages 16 or 17 

    See the application process for students ages 16 or 17. You must bring a signed Underage Approval Packet (16-17) (available to print to the Yamhill Valley campus main office 5 days prior to the orientation to get their student number assigned

    GED preparation Class Orientation

    Both an orientation and placement testing for GED prep classes are required for all new students and the cost is $20.  

    New students Reserve Your Spot
    • Pay your $20 NON-REFUNDABLE orientation fee at the office
      • If you are sponsored by an agency, bring in a copy of a voucher for the $20 fee.
    Orientation Dates for winter term (January 6 - March 20, 2020) -
    • Monday, December 9, 5:30 pm
    • Wednesday, December 18, 9 am
    • Wednesday, Decebmer 18, 5:30 pm
    • Thursday, January 2, 9 am
    Testing Dates for winter term -
    • Thursday, December 12, 5 pm
    • Tuesday, December 17, 9 am
    • Thursday, December 19, 5 pm
    • Friday, January 3, 9 am

    Students are also accepted throughout the term. For more information and instructions on how to sign up, call Jorge Anaya at 503.584.7543.

    You must bring the following to orientation –

    • Chemeketa K# and/or Social Security Number
    • Photo ID
    • Copy of Underage Admission Application and Underage Approval Form (if under 18 years of age)

    GED Prep Classes

    Academic Transitions offers classes to prepare for the GED test –

    • Math
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Social Studies
    • Science

    We also offer various self-paced computerized instructional programs.

    Morning classes are Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 12 pm
    Evening classes are Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

    Computer basics class offered Friday, 8:30 - 11:20 am.

    Classes cost $95 for fall term.

    GED Official Testing

    Official GED testing is available at the Yamhill Valley campus. Go to for additional information.

  • GED En Español

    Pasos Para Atender las Clases de GED en Español

    • Si eres un alumno Nuevo en Chemeketa complete la Aplicación de Admisión de en internet
      • Estudiantes de 18 años o mayores deben obtener su numero K de Chemeketa
        • Ve a: Aplicar de Chemeketa
        • Haz clic en New Student o 1st time in college
        • Haz clic en Apply for Admission and complete forms
      • Estudiantes de 16 or 17 años deben traer a la oficina de Chemeketa en McMinnville una forma de Consentimiento para Menores firmada, para asignarles un numero K. (Mantén una copia contigo)
    • Regístrate y Paga por las clases en la oficina principal.
      • Paga $95 por las clases

    Para obtener más información el programas Yamhill GED, por favor llame a Claudia Gallegos en Campus Yamhill Valley a 503.316.3290

  • ESOL

    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program offers high quality, challenging English Language classes that help you prepare your English for work or for study in college. All classes are taught by professional teachers trained to help students learn English.

    In addition, once you enroll in ESOL at Chemeketa, you have access to college services such as the language lab, gym, library, student life programs and college transition support.

    The Chemeketa ESOL program offers classes at these levels –

    • Beginning
    • High Beginning
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced (after advanced level, students will be encouraged to attend college here at Chemeketa)

    We offer classes in these subjects –

    • Reading/Writing
    • Speaking/Listening
    • Computer Technology

    Winter term classes begin January 6, 2020.

    Orientation dates for winter term are -

    • Monday, December 9, 9 am
    • Wednesday, Decebmer 11, 5:30 pm
    • Monday, December 16, 5:30 pm
    • Thursday, January 2, 5 pm

    Testing dates for winter term are - 

    • Thursday, December 12, 5 pm
    • Tuesday, December 17, 9 am
    • Thursday, December 19, 5 pm
    • Friday, January 3, 9 am

    Registration opens November 26, 2019

    Orientation and testing fee for new students - $20
    Class fees - $95 per term

    Day and Evening Classes Available

    Day Classes

    8:30 am - 10:30 am, Monday and Wednesday for listening and speaking
    8:30 am - 10:30 am, Tuesday and Thursday for reading and writing

    Evening Classes

    7-9:20 pm, Tuesday and Thursday for multilevel reading, writing, listening and speaking

    Computer Basic Class

    8:30 - 11:20 am, Friday


    For more information, call 503.472.9482, or call Claudia Gallegos at 503.316.3290.
    Para ayuda en Español, llame a Claudia Gallegos at 503.316.3290.