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 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 the Oak Forest Center. Daytime, nighttime and online course options are available.
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 intermediate and advanced level 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://bit.ly/3JKq79G as follows:
- December 5, 7, 13 and 15 at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the Main Campus, Room L233.
ESL registration is made by appointment only at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2408 or 2410, or online at https://bit.ly/3Ae2VxA as follows:
- 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.