Free GED/HSE and English as a Second Language Classes offered through South Suburban College in South Holland, Oak Forest and Riverdale

Photo of students from ESL class

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department offers a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Registration for the free ESL & GED classes will take place November 1 and 7, November 14 and 15, and November 21 and 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room L233. Potential students must come on time since a placement test will be given. Spring classes begin January 21, 2020. Students interested in GED can choose classes from General Studies, Math, Welding/ICAPS or CNA-Bridge/ICAPS.

Many adults choose to pursue a high school education through the High School Equivalency (GED/HSE) program. The HSE program will develop the skills required to pass the High School Equivalency exams. HSE classes are free and are conveniently offered in South Holland, Riverdale and Oak Forest. SSC’s Adult Education Department is also offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) in South Holland and Oak Forest. ESL helps non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels.

At the time of Registration All Students will take a Placement Test and need the following items:

  • CURRENT STATE I.D. OR DRIVERS LICENSE INDICATING ILLINOIS RESIDENCE
  • UNDER AGE 18 – WITHDRAWAL FORM FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL OF CURRENT RESIDENCE
  • PROOF OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (GED/HSE only)

Information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380). Priority registration is given to continuing students who are making progress in their studies. Waiting lists will be taken as classes have a maximum number of students who can be served. (Indiana Residents cannot participate in this program.)

For more information contact South Suburban College at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2240 or 2385, or visit www.ssc.edu. To request ADA accommodations (allow three weeks), please contact Gail Bonds-Carpenter, ADA Coordinator, (708) 596-2000, ext. 2691. The SSC Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer.