General Information

Angioletta Maltbia

My name is Angioletta Maltbia, and I am the student services specialist in the Adult Education program at Prairie State College. Our program offers tuition-free courses for individuals without a high school diploma who need to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math or to prepare for the Illinois High School Equivalency exam.

The first step to this process is to register and take a free assessment to determine which classes best fit your educational needs. For more information about the exam, go online to

Upcoming registration dates are located here.
  • •    Please arrive early for registration.
    •    Bring a photo ID.
    •    Proof of address is also required, if not listed on ID.
    •    16- and 17-year-old students must provide documentation proving formal withdrawal from high school.
    •    Registration lasts three hours.
    •    No children are allowed.

For more information, call (708) 709-7931.

It is the policy of Prairie State College to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities.

Adult Basic Education classes offer learning opportunities for individuals who are non high school graduates, ages 16 and older, a chance to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills.

  • Classes are offered in reading/writing and math
  • Classes are offered morning and evening

Classes offer individuals who are non high school graduates, ages 16 and older, an opportunity to complete their high school equivalency studies that prepare them to take the GED® exam offered at Prairie State College. This certificate verifies attainment of high school level academic knowledge and skills.

  • Classes are offered in English and Spanish and prepare students to take the GED exam, the nationally accepted equivalent of a high school diploma. The 2014 GED® exam is a four-subject test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts.

  • Students must be able to read at a high school entry level for placement in a high school level class.

  • The Constitution exam is offered in English and Spanish for students who must fulfill this requirement to receive their high school equivalency certificate.


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