Like many other Waubonsee services, this department is providing help through both in-person and virtual means, including live chat. Please view our Services Directory for key information, hours, and contact methods. Anyone who comes to campus is required to wear a mask.

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our local community, the start date for Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Education classes will be postponed until the week of February 14. 

Updated Start Dates: 

  • English Language Acquisition - Monday, February 14, 2022
  • ELA Digital Literacy - Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • ELA Conversation - Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • HSE Language Arts - Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • HSE Math - Monday, February 14, 2022
  • HSE Digital Literacy - Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Career Pathways Bridge - Tuesday, February 15, 2022

If you need to make a change to your class enrollment or are no longer interested in our classes, please contact us at (630) 966-4600 or

Do you have educational goals you want to achieve? We’re here to help with classes and resources. Courses are typically offered in a variety of formats such as face-to-face and online. Our adult education programs are free to the community:

High School Equivalency (HSE) formerly General Education Development (GED)  

English Language Acquisition (ELA) formerly English Second Language (ESL)

Get started by choosing which program you are interested in.

English Language Acquisition (ELA)

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Programs

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Adult Education Student

“The best part of the program was the opportunity to improve my English and build my resume and career.” - Luciana

Adult Education Student

“It doesn’t matter how old you are. If you come, the teachers will be more than helpful.” - Will

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CONGRATULATIONS Adult Education Graduates!

Waubonsee Community College invites you to watch the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony.
Adult Education Student

“My advice for any future Waubonsee students would be JUST GO FOR IT! Take the opportunity and run with it!" - Ariadna

Contact Us

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Adult Education
Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 457
(630) 966-4600

Our advisors and counselors are bilingual.

Online Chat

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Available Hours:
Mon. - Thur. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.