Adult Education (ABE/GED) Programs

man wearing a cap and gown receives his GED credential
Waubonsee holds an annual GED graduation ceremony.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education classes offer instruction in math, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. These skills are needed for success in the workplace, the community and for education. Adults, 16 years of age and older who meet certain requirements, are eligible to enroll. In addition to excellent instructors, many classes also have literacy volunteers who work one-on-one with students. Classes are offered at all four college campus locations, as well as many other locations in the community. The flexible schedule includes morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes.
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
Preparation classes for the GED® exam or other accepted High School Equivalency (HSE) exams are available for adults, 16 years of age and older, who have not graduated from high school. These classes prepare students to take and pass all four tests for the GED® (General Educational Development) credential. Successful students will receive a high school equivalency diploma. Classes are offered at the Aurora campus, as well as other locations in the community. The flexible schedule includes morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes. 

Spanish GED® Exam Preparation  
Preparation classes for the GED® Exam are offered in Spanish, and the tests can be taken in Spanish. Bilingual instructors teach these classes at the Aurora Campus and other locations in the community. An assessment test is required before beginning the classes. Please stop in the Adult Education office, Room 457 at the Aurora Campus, for a testing appointment.

Getting Started
To enroll in Adult Education classes in English, your first step is to attend one of our Information Sessions, offered six times each month. Choose the day and time that's most convenient for you. Appointments are not required.

GED® Credential Examinations
To be eligible to take the official GED® certification exams, a candidate must register with Pearson-VUE directly at or 877-392-6433. Candidates may choose to take their exams at Waubonsee's Center for Learning Assessment at the Aurora Campus.

Each spring, Waubonsee Community College hosts a graduation ceremony for all students who have earned their GED® credential for that year. Visit the Adult Education office at the Aurora Downtown Campus (room 457) for more information.


Adult Education
Aurora Campus, Room 457
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4600