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Register for Adult Education Classes

Registration Process

  • Gather information: Review the Course Catalogue to get a better understanding of the classes available for study as well as the variety of schedules and credit hour formats available at each college.
  • 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 Educational 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 wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills
  • U.S. citizenship: for adults working toward U.S. citizenship

Required Documents - proof of residency

  • State of Illinois I.D. (state identification or driver's license)
  • ESL students may use Matricula Consular
  • Utility bill with current address

Register for Adult Education Classes

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

 

Prerequisites

  • 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 release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school.
  • (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 - 18 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.) An official letter from the Chicago Public School stating the student is NOT currently enrolled is required.
  • 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) 481-8821, 8823
Fax: 
4300 N. Narragansett Avenue
Arts Building Room A-205
Chicago, IL 60634
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