The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED® credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.
To register for classes and make a testing appointment, visit Daley College's Main Building, Admissions Office, Room 1408 or call the Adult Education office at the City Colleges location near you.
Free classes are offered at Daley College, satellite locations, and other community sites to help students improve the English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a GED certificate, or prepare for the Citizenship Exam. Specific services include:
- GED Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
- English as second language (ESL)
- Basic reading and math skills (ABE)
- College readiness
- Workforce preparation and Health Bridge classes: call (773) 838-7551
- Manufacturing: call (773) 838-7551
For more information, call: (773) 838-7800
In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official high school release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school.
Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in or near Chicago. Students who hold J1 visas are not permitted to take Adult Eduction classes.