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

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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 these free programs will take place from September 9-12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. in Room L233 for GED/HSE and Room 1243 for English as a Second Language at the college’s Main Campus. Classes begin the week of September 16, 2019.

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). For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment), Federal funds of $352,930 provides approximately 36% of the support of these programs.

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.