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Register for Adult Education Classes

Visit the Adult Education Office (Main Campus) during the following hours to get started with the pre-registration process*.

 
Days ​Times
Monday - Thursday ​ ​9:00am ---6:00pm
Friday​ ​9:00am ---12:00pm
Saturday​ ​9:00am ---12:00pm
 
*includes completing an intake card.  May also include placement testing if testing is occurring on that particular day.
 
Registration Process
  • Qualify: Check the prerequisites for attending Adult Education classes at City Colleges of Chicago
  • Counseling: Contact your local Adult Education department to be advised on the best course of study to meet your needs.  
  • Assessment: Before enrolling in classes, all students must complete a placement and/or progress examination to determine student placement.
  • Register: Find out the time and date for registration at the campus you would like to attend.
  

Adult Education Classes

 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): to learn the English language
  • General Education Development (GED®) preparation: to earn a high school equivalency credential
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE): for adults who are not at the GED® level and want to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills

 

Required Documents - proof of residency* (other forms accepted)

 
  • State of Illinois I.D. (state identification or driver's license)
  • ESL students may use Matricula Consular 
  •  
Applying for the ESL and ABE/GED® courses is easy. You will come into one of our centers to:
• Find out about our programs
• Complete a registration form
• Take a placement test
•  Attend the orientation session
 
 

Richard J. Daley College

7500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60652

Registration for ABE/GED® classes: 
Call (773) 838-7800 for information.

Registration for ESL classes: 
Call (773) 838-7800 for information.

Healthcare and Manufacturing Bridge Program
For information, call (773) 843-4533.

 

Arturo Velasquez Institute

2800 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Registration for ABE/GED® classes: 
Call (773) 843-4545 for information.

Registration for ESL classes: 
Call (773) 843-4545 for information.

Healthcare and Manufacturing Bridge Program
For information, contact Rasha Farmer at (773) 843-4533.

 
 Off-campus Sites
 
2150 S. Laflin Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
 
6448 S. Tripp, Chicago, IL 60629
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
3542 S. Washtenaw Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632   
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
3202 W. 28th Street, Chicago, IL 60623
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information  ​
3014 W. 39th Place, Chicago, IL 60632
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information    
1241 W.19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608       
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
4136 S. California, Chicago, IL 60632
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information 
4247 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60623   
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
3948 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60623
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
5400 S. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
3000 S. Wallace, Chicago, IL 60616
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
5450 S. Talman Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
1951 W.19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608           
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
2832 W. 24th Blvd., Chicago, IL 60623
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information​
Immaculate Heart of Mary
4521 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60609
Registration: call (773) 838-7800 for information
 
 
    
Requirements:
To register, students must provide both a photograph identification card and one form of address verification. 
 
Acceptable forms of identification are:
• Driver’s license or State ID card
• Credit card account statements (not credit cards)
• Voter’s registration card
• Bank account statements (not checks)
• Vehicle sticker application
• Copy of lease or house deed
• Electric bill, gas bill, phone bill (bill does not need to be in student’s name)
• Mediplan monthly statements
• Foreign consulate ID card
 
 

Prerequisites

  • Students must live in Illinois and show proof of residency.
  • Students do NOT need a social security number.
  • 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 release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school.
  • Students who have F1, F2, H1, J1, or J2 visas are not eligible to enroll in adult education classes, nor are students who are short-term visitors to the U.S.

Cost

​Adult Education classes are free according to the rules of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

Timing

Audience

People in need of basic skills education, GED® preparation courses, and English as a Second Language qualify for Adult Education courses. See eligibility requirements above for more information.