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Adult Literacy, GED and ESL

You can count on your helpful neighbor College of Lake County for many things, including help in building basic competency in reading, writing and math; completing a GED; and learning English—free of charge at CLC.



All of CLC’s Adult Education classes are open to residents of Lake County. If you are on a short-term visit to the United States or here under a B1, B2, F1, F2, J1 or J2 visa, you are not eligible. If you are younger than 18 years old, you must meet additional requirements and register with an official Secondary School Reference Form signed by your local high school authorized representative.


Contact the Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL Division.

CLC Adult Education: Accomplish Your Dreams


At CLC, there is always a second chance for achieving a better life. In this video, you will see what it’s like to attend our classes, and you’ll hear tips for academic success from students and faculty. Most importantly, you will be inspired as students tell their stories about how the Adult Education program helped them earn a GED, become fluent in English and prepare for life-improving new careers.