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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:

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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
 
 

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.

Contact Information

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