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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

    All Chemeketa facilities are closed through summer term. Our staff is operating remotely this term. See our coronavirus update page for information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Chemeketa's preparations and response.

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

    New Students Must Complete the Admissions Application

    Students 18 or Over 

    Students ages 18 and older who want to earn a GED

    1. Apply for admission as a GED seeker
      No application fee. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance. Select "no, just taking classes" when asked if you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Chemeketa.
    2. Schedule an orientation
    3. Register for classes

    For more information, contact  – Claudia Gallegos or call 503.472.9482

    You must first obtain a Chemeketa student number by completing the Admission Application

    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.  

    Orientation Dates for new students for summer term:

    After you receive your K#, please call 503.472.9482 to register for one of these virtual orientation dates:

    • June 12th @ 10am
    • June 15th @ 5pm
    • June 16th @ 1pm


    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 –

    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Science

    All classes are offered online only for summer term

    Classes cost $95 per term. This $95 fee is being waived for summer 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
          • Sin tarifa de solicitud. Seleccione "para enriquecimiento personal" como su razón principal de asistencia. Seleccione "no, solo tomar clases" cuando se le pregunte si planea obtener un título o certificado en Chemeketa.
      • 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  tarifa de clase para la clase no se aplica para el término de primavera.
      • todas las clases se ofrecerán en línea solo para el trimestre de primavera.

    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

    Spring term classes begin April 6, 2020 (Remote instruction for spring term)

    New Students 18 or Over must complete an admission application
    1. Complete the admission application 
      No application fee. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance. Select "no, just taking classes" when asked if you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Chemeketa.
    2. Schedule an orientation
    3. Register for classes

    For more information, contact  Claudia Gallegos or call 503.472.9482

    ESOL classes are not offered from the Yamhill Valley Campus during the summer, however, the Salem campus ESOL program is being offered remotely summer term. 


    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.