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Adult Basic Education(ABE)/High School Equivalency (HSE)/ English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Welcome to the office for ABE/HSE/ELA at College of DuPage. Our mission is to provide free, quality instructional programming and support services to help adults learn English and civics, improve reading, writing, math skills and prepare to pass high school equivalency exams.

Students who successfully complete our programs acquire the skills necessary to improve employment opportunities, advance to further education or training and are more involved in their communities.

Classes are offered in more than 25 locations throughout our district. Chances are we are in your neighborhood – let us help you take that next step. Contact us at (630) 942-3697 or email

Learn More - and Share!

Download our most recent flyers to share with anyone you know who can benefit from these FREE programs:

English Language Acquisition (flyer in Spanish and English)
Career Training Preparation - ICAPS
High School Equivalency

Other Programs at COD

Academic English Language Studies program (ELS)
To learn more about this program, please visit that program's website.

Register today!

To register or for detailed program information, call Adult Education at (630) 942-3697 or visit our office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. To view our complete program listing, see the Fall 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.