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English and high school equivalency classes for adults 21+ without a high school diploma

NYCDOE Adult Education by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

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, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 27, 2024

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.

Who it's for Who it's for

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)

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday through Saturday

Next Steps

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.