Rock Valley College

What to Know About GED & ABE

GED Program

The ABE/ASE (Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education) program can help you improve your reading, writing and math skills. We have three levels of classes, based on reading scores from a reading assessment. The purpose of the classes is to help students successfully complete their high school equivalency (GED).

Testing for the GED is offered at the Regional Office of Education, 300 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park.

Can you tell me more about the GED classes?

ABE/ASE classes start several times throughout the year and meet 2-4 times each week in the morning or evening. We have several locations throughout the area where classes take place.

Who are our students?

Our students represent a diverse population. Classes are only for those who are 17 years or older who are NOT enrolled in high school.

How much do the classes cost?

Classes are FREE for residents of the Rock Valley College District.

How do I enroll in GED classes?

Please call (815) 921-2000 to learn more about how to enroll.


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Approximately 36.58% ($406,612) of total grant dollars to the Adult Education Program are provided through Federal funding. Rock Valley College provides, on an individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in class activities or meet class requirements.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Adult Education office, (815) 921-2000, to discuss their needs for accommodations. Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.