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Free English and High School Equivalency classes

CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program by City University of New York (CUNY)

Services Provided English classes, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Out-of-school youth, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 27, 2024

CUNY has free classes for people who want to improve their English or prepare for the GED exam.

Different levels of English classes are available for those who want to learn and improve their English. Pre-GED and GED classes are also available for students who want to prepare for the GED exam. Some programs also offer job training.

Classes are available on 14 CUNY campuses in all five boroughs.

Who it's for Who it's for

Eligibility depends on the class you want to take. All classes are free, and classes are available at campuses across the city. For job training programs, you have to be eligible to work in New York State.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Depending on the campus, there are options for classes days, evenings, and weekends.

Next Steps

  1. Visit the “Find Classes” page on the CUNY website. Find a campus location where you want to take classes.
  2. Contact the program to ask about classes.