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Register for Adult Education Classes

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

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

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 contact Priscilla Minenger at (773) 838-7880.

 

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.