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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 ​Time
​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

  • General Education Development (GED®) preparation classes: prepare for the high school equivalency credential exam
  • 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

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


Class Schedules at Wright College Main Campus:


ESL Program 

Monday &  Wednesday Schedule 
  • 9a--1p 
  • 1:15--5:15p 
  • 5:30--9:30p 
Tuesday & Thursday Schedule 
  • 9a--1p
  • 5:30--9:30p

Friday & Saturday Schedule 

  • 5:30--9:30p (Friday night) 
  • 9a--1p (Saturday morning) 
ESL Transition Levels 
Monday & Wednesday 
Tuesday & Thursday Schedule * 
(*All levels NOT available at both times/days.) 
  • 9a--1p 
  • 5:30--9:30p 

ABE/GED® Program 

Monday &  Wednesday Schedule 
  • 5:30--9:30p
Wednesday & Friday Schedule 
  • 9a-1p 

Tuesday & Thursday Schedule

  • 9a-1p 
  • 1:15--5:15p 
  • 5:30--9:30p  
 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  
& Friday Schedule * 
(*Only for highest level---College Prep)  
  • 9a-1p 


  • ​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 hold J1 visas are not permitted to take Adult Eduction classes. 


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



People in need of basic skills education, GED preparation courses, and English as a Second Language qualify for Adult Education courses.

Contact Information

(773) 481-8821, 8823
(773) 481-8987
4300 N. Narragansett Avenue
Arts Building Room A-205
Chicago, IL 60634
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