SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The South Suburban College (SSC) Adult Education Department has opened registration for its free High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Both programs will run from Tuesday, January 17, through Thursday, April 6, during the Spring 2023 Semester. Most Adult Education programs are offered full and part-time at the main campus in South Holland or the Oak Forest Center. Students have different attendance options, including daytime, nighttime, and online course options.
Many adults choose to further their skills and pursue high school education through the High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) program. The HSE program will develop the skills required to pass the High School Equivalency exams. HSE for ESL is also available for advanced ESL students who plan to take the HSE/GED exam in English. English as a Second Language (ESL) allows non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels.
HSE registration is made by appointment only at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2475 or 2411, or online at https://forms.gle/nBaUMMKjnMiz8RMU6 as follows:
- November 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17, 28, and 30 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Main Campus, Room L233.
ESL registration is made by appointment only at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2475 or 2411, or online at https://forms.gle/CtBYZBkaCWNSyaDC7 as follows:
- November 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17, 28, and 30 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Main Campus, Room 1243.
All HSE and ESL incoming students will take a placement test at the time of registration and should expect to stay at least three hours. No children are allowed at registration. Incoming students of both the HSE and ESL programs are expected to arrive on time.
The following items are required at registration:
- Current Illinois-Issued Photo ID
- High School Withdrawal Letter (for students under 18)
- Medical Card (if applicable)
All courses are offered free of charge. For compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment), Federal funds of $343,670 provide approximately 36% of the support of these programs. Indiana residents are not eligible to participate in Adult Education programs.