Adult Basic Education

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English as a Second Language (ESL); Illinois High School Diploma (HSE/GED)

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If you are interested in Adult Basic Education classes, please complete our form to start the process, and we will contact you with details. If you have additional questions, call 847-214-6904 or email

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Rely on Elgin Community College to help you achieve your goals. We offer affordable degree and certificate programs, scholarships, tuition waivers, and financial aid for adult students. Don’t have access to technology at home? We can help! See information about free Chromebook rentals, access to wifi hot spots, and more on our Technology help page.

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Stevens Amendment (FY23):
Approximately $760,286 (42%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at Elgin Community College is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.