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High School Equivalency & Adult Basic Education

When you are ready to commit to pursuing the next step in your education, our Adult Education program is ready to meet you where you are and help you achieve your goal of completing the High School Equivalency (GED). We also offer basic skill instruction in Reading, Writing and Math at no cost.

How to Get Started

Enrollment for GED classes will reopen in the summer.

About the GED Test

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).

Ready to test?

Testing in this area is available through the Regional Office of Education in Loves Park. Eligible persons may test without taking classes.

Take the GED Test

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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

i-Pathways: Learning Pathways in Adult Education

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.