2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High School Completion

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Any individual who does not have a high school diploma and who meets the college’s general admission requirements may enter the high school completion program. However, the program is not designed for students who normally would be enrolled in the regular public school system. These students may attend under certain conditions. Some of the guidelines are:

  • A student who is still attending high school must obtain a release from his or her school district showing the class(es) the student is permitted to take.
  • Any student under the age of 19 must obtain a release from the school district where he or she would normally be attending high school.


  • Make an appointment with an advisor. Fort Steilacoom: (253) 912-3743 or Puyallup: (253) 864-3162
  • For students who are receiving a high school diploma from Pierce College, a transcript of all previous high school or other school work is required. If necessary, staff will help students obtain transcripts.


  • All students must meet Pierce College High School and Washington state credit requirements.
  • Any student who began high school in 2004 or later must take and pass the Washington State Assessment or state-approved alternatives.
  • Pierce College requires 20 credits and the above requirements for a high school diploma.
  • All students must take a placement assessment.
  • Home schooled students must provide transcripts and test documentation per Washington state and Pierce College requirements.

Students fulfill their high school requirements by taking appropriate college classes.

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