Adult Education Program


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Please note: Starting June 1, 2014, the Adult Education program will begin taking names of new and returning Adult Basic Education and GED students interested in a fall semester class. Class seats are limited. Students will be required to attend a scheduled registration session. Call Cindy at 815-224-0358 for more information. English as a Second Language (ESL) should call Sara at 815-224-0355.  

ag00051motion hand_    The New GED® Test - coming in January 2014.

ag00051motion hand_  We have moved! The Adult Education offices and classrooms are located in the IVCC Peter Miller Community Technology Center (CTC Room 220)



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Our Mission Statement:
The Adult Education program at Illinois Valley Community College provides a partnership within the community to teach and guide a diverse population of adult learners as they identify and reach their personal goals.

Adult Education offers GED, ESL and Literacy services to the IVCC community. Our main office is located on the IVCC campus. For information, contact Cindy at 815-224-0358 or cindy_lock@ivcc.edu

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

GRADUATION  - May 2013 

Meet the Adult Education program campus staff

TV[1]Click here to view an Adult Education promotional video       

Adult Basic Education – ABE: Classes to improve reading, math and writing skills

English as a Second Language – ESL: Classes designed to help non-native speakers of the English language who reside within the district.

General Educational Development –GED®: Classes for any adult 16 or older who hasn’t received a high school diploma or GED certificate.

ipathways i-Pathways GED Online Program Registration:Click here to begin registration in the IVCC i-Pathways GED Online program or call Cindy at 815-224-0358 for more information.       

i-Pathways Website The website used by IVCC's Adult Education program for GED online instruction.

GED Testing:
The GED tests are administered by the Assessment Center at Illinois Valley Community College.

FAQ Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions about GED preparation and testing.


I-READ Adult Literacy Program: One-to-one tutoring or small group tutoring for students 17 or older who are out of school and need to improve language or math skills.


Click here for more info on becoming a volunteer in the I-READ program!

SRAVTE, Illinois Valley Services: Services include programs for single parents, displaced homemakers and single pregnant women. Call Edna at 815-224-0347 or email edna_mcmanus@ivcc.edu for more information.

Adult Education Program Partnerships: Adult Education partners with area agencies and programs to bring a variety of services to IVCC district residents and students.


Cindy head shot resizeASK CINDY - Do you have a question regarding Adult Education or the services we provide that you would like answered in an email reply? Click here.


For GED/ESL instructors only:  Link to the Professional Development and Continuous Quality Improvement form for logging professional development hours, e.g., workshop, special training or conference


The Adult Education program at Illinois Valley Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. For more information, call Luke at 224-0432.

The GED® and the GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment), approximately 42% or $160,004 federal funds support this publication.