South Suburban College
South Suburban College

i-Pathways: Learning Pathways in Adult Education

Are you unable to attend classes on a regular basis? Does your schedule prevent you from making a “time” commitment? Then i-Pathways might be for YOU!

South Suburban College’s i-Pathways is a stand alone Adult Secondary Education (ASE)/GED® preparation program. There are no face-to-face classes. All work is completed online though the i-Pathways (GED Illinois Online Program) web site and is supervised by an ASE instructor from the Community Education Department at SSC.

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Consideration Guidelines for Online Instruction

  1. Students will score at or above the 9th grade level in reading and 7th grade in math as determined by the Test of Adult Education (TABE) test.
  2. Students must be able to attend an initial meeting at the SSC Main Campus (located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois) during the registration period in order to register, participate in an interview, and complete placement testing.
  3. Students must attend an additional face-to-face orientation immediately following the placement test.
  4. A meeting may be scheduled by request of the teacher to establish short-term and long-term goals for completion of the i-Pathways Online instruction.
  5. Student must e-mail their instructor at a minimum of twice a week to advise progress and receive tutoring as needed.
  6. One-on-one in person meetings will be necessary periodically to complete the program (post testing, GED practice test, lesson review, goal setting, etc.
  7. Illinois residents are required to satisfactorily pass an examination on American patriotism and the principles of representative government as found in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, as well as on the proper use and display of the American Flag. A Constitution Study Guide is available online from SSC as well as Southwestern Illinois College.
All students must have reliable access to a computer (home, library, etc.).

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Information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380).

For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment). Federal funds of $306,398 provide approximately 36% of the support of these programs.

GED® and the GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.


If you have any questions, contact Community Education at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2385 or ext. 2240 or stop by Room 4455 on the South Suburban College main campus.

The South Suburban College Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

To request accommodations, allow three weeks. Please contact:

Gail Bonds-Carpenter, ADA Coordinator
South Suburban College
15800 S. State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
(708) 596-2000 ext. 2691

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