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English and high school equivalency classes for adults 21+ without a high school diploma
NYCDOE Adult Education by NYC Department of Education (DOE)
High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills
No fixed amount of time, Daytime
Last updated on Mar 16, 2023
Adults 21 or older can take classes to learn the skills needed to eventually earn their high school equivalency (GED/HSE).
Classes are tuition-free and are taught in all 5 boroughs. There are many types of classes. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps you build your reading and math skills to prepare for High School Equivalency (HSE) prep classes.
There are also Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes, and English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes to help you learn English.
You are eligible for NYCDOE adult education if you are:
- a New York City resident
- 21 years or older
- do not have a U.S. High School diploma or equivalency (HSE)
Morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday through Saturday
Fill out the enrollment form to start the enrollment process.
You can also visit an Adult Education Enrollment Hub to learn more and begin the enrollment process.