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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How much do classes cost?
  • When is registration?
    Registrations are in August for fall semester and in December for spring semester.
  • When do classes meet?
    Each class meets twice per week. Classes are offered morning (9:30-12:20) and evening (6:30-9:20).
  • Do I need to buy books for my class?
    No. Books and other class materials are provided by the Adult Education program.
  • What do I need to bring for registration?
    Bring a photo ID.
  • Do you have classes off campus?
    • GED classes are offered at the Park Forest Library.
    • Spanish GED classes are offered at Columbia Central School in Steger.
  • Do I need to have a social security number to take classes?

  •  What does ESL mean?
    English as a Second Language
  • How long will it take me to learn English?
    Language learning is different for everyone.
  • What is the ESL Bridge to Healthcare Careers program?
    This program prepares advanced-level learners of English to be successful in a healthcare career.
  • What ESL classes do you offer?
    • Five levels of ESL: Beginning to Advanced
    • Bridge to Healthcare Careers program
    • Citizenship Training
  • Who is allowed to register for ESL classes?
    Non-native English speaking adults 18 and older may attend ESL classes regardless of immigration status. 16-17 year olds who have not completed high school may register but must provide a Letter of Separation from a US high school.

  • What GED classes do you offer?
    • Adult Basic Education classes in Math and Reading/Writing
    • Adult Secondary Education classes in Math, Reading/Writing, Science and Social Studies
    • Bridge to Manufacturing program
    • GED en Español.
  • How do I take the GED test?
    Go to www.gedtestingservice.com and set up a myGED account.
  • What is the Bridge to Manufacturing Careers program?
    We offer courses that help you prepare for the GED while introducing you to the manufacturing industry and give you the opportunity to earn industry certification.
  • Who is allowed to register for GED classes?
    Adults 18 years and older who do not have a high school credential. 16-17 year olds who have not completed high school may register but must provide a Letter of Separation from their high school and must attend an orientation session.