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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.

Programs

Eligibility

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.

Questions?

Contact the Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL Division.

The Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL division helps students succeed by assisting them with:

  • Setting goals
  • Completing Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language and GED classes
  • Transitioning to CLC career certificate or transfer courses
  • Job searching

In this video, former CLC Adult Education students discuss their experience moving from ESL and GED classes into five career programs: Administrative Office Systems, Certified Nursing Assisting, Hospitality and Culinary Management, HVAC Technician and Phlebotomy. Learn about our career degrees and certificate programs.