How to Register

Adult Basic Education classes are currently delivered online. Please complete our form to sign up for classes and we will contact you with details. Call 847-214-6904 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or email and we can help you.

How to enroll in our adult basic education center (ABEC) classes.

ABE/ASE/ESL Class Registration Process

To register for classes, you’ll need to complete the following:

Step 1

Sign-up for classes using our online form and we will contact you to complete the process or call 847-214-6904. Wait to receive a call from ECC or call us back if we leave you a voicemail. 

Step 2

Have available the following required documents:

  1. Photo identification (government-issued).
  2. Public assistance documentation, if applicable.
  3. Letter of separation documentation, if 16 or 17 years old.

Step 3

Complete the student information form online.

Step 4

Wait to receive an ECC student ID number.

Step 5

Schedule an appointment to take the appropriate placement test.

  • 5a: If English as a Second Language (ESL) student, schedule a mandatory workshop appointment.
  • 5b: If a High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) student, schedule a mandatory orientation appointment.

Step 6

Receive class placement.

Step 7

Register for virtual classes. Verify that your computer is equipped with Windows 10. 

Step 8

Start attending classes. Finally - Success!

Stevens Amendment
Approximately $612,638 (36%) 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.