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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 

Register for Adult Education Classes

Get started by visiting or calling the Adult Education Department at the college of your choice.

 

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 602-5340
Fax: 
747 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60621
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