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Wright College Adult Education


The Adult Education Division at Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, provides preparatory and developmental instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and/or General Educational Development (GED®) to meet your individual goals which may include post-secondary education, employment skills training, and/or personal and career enhancement. 

We offer morning, afternoon, and evening GED®, ESL and Adult Basic Education classes to fit your schedule.  To register for classes, visit the Wright College Adult Education Office in Arts 205. 

Free classes are offered at the Wright, Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, and at 17 community sites to help students learn English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a GED® certificate.
Services include: 

  • GED® Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
  • English as second language (ESL)
  • College readiness
  • Workforce preparation and Bridge classes
  • Basic reading and math skills


In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 - 18 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.) 

Students who have F1, F2, H1, J1, or J2 visas are not eligible to enroll in adult education classes, nor are students who are short-term visitors to the U.S.   

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