South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)/
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

These classes help to develop the skills required to pass the General Educational Development tests. Adults who have not finished high school may take advantage of this program.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

It is never too late to learn the basics. South Suburban College's Adult Basic Education program helps men and women whose skill levels are below the eighth grade level.

Note: A student enrolling for the first time at a South Suburban College adult education center must have both documents listed below with them when registering:

  • Current state I.D. or driver's license indictating Illinois Residence
  • Under age 18, must supply a High School Withdrawal Letter from high school where student currently resides
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Indiana Residents cannot participate in this program


Illinois residents are also required to satisfactorily pass an examination on American patriotism and the principles of representative government as found in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, as well as on the proper use and display of the American Flag. A Constitution Study Guide is available online from SSC as well as Southwestern Illinois College.

The South Suburban College Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Priority registration is given to continuing students who are making progress in their studies. Waiting lists will be taken as classes hsave a maximum number of students who can be served.

Indiana residents can not participate in this program.

Adult Education Directory

All Students will take a Placement Test at the Time of Registration

SSC Adult Education Center
South Suburban College (SSC)
15800 South State Street,
South Holland, IL 60473

Part-time ABE/ASE: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
All Students Register: Monday, September 8 & Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Lecture Hall A at 6:00 pm
Classes Begin: Monday, September 15, 2014
(September 15 - December 10, 2014)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Room L233

Part-time ABE/ASE: Monday through Friday
All Students Register: Monday, September 8 & Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in the Lecture Hall B at 9:00 am.
Classes Begin: Monday, September 15, 2014
(September 15 - December 10, 2014)
Time: 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. in 1243 B

Online Preparation/i-Pathways
Register: September 8 & 9, 2014
Classes Begin: Monday September 15, 2014
(September 15 - December 10, 2014)
Must test and register at the Main Campus at times previously indicated.

High School Equivalency (HSE) for ESL Students
Full-time ABE/ASE: Monday through Friday
Register: September 8 & 9, 2014 Registration is held in Room 2452 at 9:00 am
Classes Begin: Monday, September 15, 2014
(September 15 - December 10, 2014)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Room 2452

Oak Forest ABE/ASE/HSE Program
Oak Forest Center
Rooms 5240 & 5320
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 225-6029

Full Time ABE/ASE: Monday through Friday
All Students Register:
Monday, September 8 & Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 9:00 am
Classes Begin: Monday, September 15, 2014
(September 15 - December 10, 2014)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Room: 5240

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If you have any questions, contact the Department of Adult Education at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2385 or ext. 2240 or stop by Room 4455 on the South Suburban College main campus.


The South Suburban College Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

To request accommodations, allow three weeks. Please contact:

Gail Bonds-Carpenter,
ADA Coordinator
South Suburban College
15800 S. State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
(708) 596-2000 ext. 2691


Information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380).

For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment). Federal funds of $306,398 provide approximately 36% of the support of these programs.

GED® and the GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

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Main Campus: 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200
Oak Forest Center: 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452-4601