Adult Education

Fall Registration is now open. Register below.

Register for ESL Classes!  Register for GED Classes!


  • All physical college facilities will be closed through Saturday, May 30, 2020 (subject to change)
  • Summer Term Adult Education courses (GED and ESL) are being offered online (May 26-June 25, 2020).
  • High School Equivalency Students: Testing Centers for GED, HiSET and TASC are currently closed. Please check their respective websites for updates (,
  • Adult Education faculty and staff are working remotely and will respond to emails in a timely fashion

Please e-mail your questions and concerns to

Please click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.

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Equivalency courses that help you prepare for your GED®, TASC, and HiSET exams.

Please click on one of our Adult Education (AE) course listings on the left for more information about the course and instructions on how to enroll.

Requirements to Enroll:  

  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • Provide a picture ID with current address
  • Must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school
  • Classes are not intended for individuals on temporary and student visas

For more information contact us:
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3259 or 3513
Or visit us in Building A, Room A-205

See campus map for building location.

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

English as a Second Language (ESL)*

We are now offering online information sessions!

Click here to sign up!

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English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to help non-native English speakers develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

There are 7 levels of ESL instruction, from basic to advanced.

Classes are offered in either a 15 week session or 10 week session.

15 week classes start in January and August and meet twice a week. Morning classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. Evening classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

10 week skills classes are offered throughout the year. Morning classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Evening classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Morning classes take place from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Evening classes take place from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

ESL students interested in developing their computer skills may register for a Computer Basics class, available in English and  Spanish. Classes are offered throughout the year.

Interested in improving your writing skills and learning more about academic writing? Ask us about our written communications skills courses for non-native English speakers! 

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Are you thinking of becoming a citizen of the United States?
The first step is to be prepared for the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) test, which consists of an oral interview and a written test on U.S. history, and federal and state government functions.

If you speak, read and write English fluently, you are ready to fill out your citizenship application right away. If you do not, Triton's Adult Education department offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes throughout the year.

Our citizenship class will prepare you for the citizenship examination and the interview. Classes meet eight consecutive Saturday mornings. The class is free of charge

Come to the Adult Education office located in the A Building, Room 205 to enroll.


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High School Equivalency Program*

We are now offering online information sessions!

Click Here to Sign up here!

 ¡Ahora estamos ofreciendo sesiones de información en línea!


Información en Español

Información en Español
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Click HERE for HSE Program Video

We are now offering Virtual information sessions! If you are interested in our HSE classes and want to learn more, sign up here!

High School Equivalency program courses are designed to prepare students to successfully complete the high school equivalency examinations, including the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC.

We offer various levels of language arts and math courses to help students gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a high school equivalency exam.

The class schedule is as follows:
  Language Arts
  Mondays & Wednesdays
  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 6:00 – 9:30 PM

  Tuesdays & Thursdays
  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Students may take either one class or two at the same time.


We also offer a Constitution course throughout the year for students who have not passed the Constitution Test in high school. The class is taught over five Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM.

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College Transitions Options

The following scholarships are available for Triton College adult basic education students, who have graduated from their respective programs. Contact us for qualification information, application process and deadline.

  • Board of Trustees Scholarship - available for students who have successfully completed Level 6 of the ESL program or successfully passed the high school equivalency test and received their completion certificate.
  • Westlake Scholarship - private scholarship available for students who have completed Level 5 of the English Language Acquisition program or successfully passed the high school equivalency test and are interested in pursuing a career in allied health.

Bridge Courses:
The goal of the bridge program is to gradually prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education and career-path employment.

Written Communication Courses for Non-Native English Speakers
Our writing communication classes for non-native speakers help prepare you for college writing courses and improve your writing skills. Students who have completed the ESL programming are eligible to register.

We offer two levels of writing transitions courses:
- E65 Basic Written Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers: This course exposes students to the requirements of the English composing process, developing ideas, editing, proofreading and writing a full length paragraph.
- E66 Written Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers: This course explores the English composing process by helping develop ideas, edit, proofread written work and write full-length paragraphs and essays.

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Staff Section

Completion and  Transition Specialists are here to get you on the road to educational success and to help guide you toward your career goals.

Completion and  Transition Specialists are available to help you with:

  • Questions you may have regarding the classes offered through Triton, including English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency, college and career courses
  • Information on how to evaluate foreign credentials and understand the United States education system
  • Planning your academic and career goals
  • Planning of your course work so that you can achieve those goals
  • Planning a transition to continuing education program and credit classes
  • Listening to your concerns
  • Referring you to appropriate resources and services

Meet the Completion and Transition Specialists

Dorota Krzykowska
708-456-0300 ext. 3085
Bilingual Polish

Denise Guzman
708-456-0300 ext. 3672
Bilingual Spanish

Meaghan Young-Stephens
708-456-0300 ext. 3837

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Adult Education Newsletter*

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