Registration open for High School Equivalency and ESL courses at South Suburban College

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SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 29, 2022) – The South Suburban College 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 January 17 through April 6 during the Spring 2023 Semester. Most of the Adult Education programs are offered both full and part-time at the main campus in South Holland or at the Oak Forest Center. Daytime, nighttime, and online course options are available.

High School Equivalency and English as a Second Language

Many adults choose to further their skills and pursue high school education through the High School Equivalency program. The HSE program will develop the skills required to pass the High School Equivalency exams. HSE for English as a Second Language is also available for intermediate and advanced level ESL students who plan to take the HSE/GED exam in English. English as a Second Language allows non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels.

To set up an appointment for HSE registration, call 708-596-2000, ext. 2475 or 2411, or visit https://bit.ly/3JKq79G. Dates and times for appointments are: December 5, 7, 13 and 15 at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the Main Campus, Room L233.

To set up an appointment for English as a Second Language registration, call 708-596-2000, ext. 2408 or 2410, or online at https://bit.ly/3Ae2VxA. Dates and times for appointments are: December 5, 7, 13 and 15 at 10 a.m. or 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 the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment) Federal funds of $447,185 provides approximately 45% of the support of these programs. Indiana residents are not eligible to participate in the Adult Education programs.

South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland.

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