At The Learning Center, located at 2153 S. Millard Avenue, we offer Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. You have the option to attend these classes either in person at The Learning Center or at Malcolm X College. The Learning Center functions as an off-campus site of Malcolm X College. To enroll, prospective students are required to visit The Learning Center during open registration hours.

Class Schedule 
& HSE:
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ESL: Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

In our commitment to supporting adults who want to improve their education, all classes at The Learning Center are FREE.

Registration is now OPEN!

Spring classes begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Open Registration Hours:
November 14th to January 9th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Please be aware that we will be closed on 11/24, 12/26, and 12/28.

To register, you must apply and take a placement test.
Allow 2 hours to complete the registration process.

The Learning Center
2153 S. Millard Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

To schedule a different registration date and time or to register online,
please contact The Learning Center at (773) 277-3111 or email

All potential students must:
1. Apply online and complete the City Colleges of Chicago admissions application.
2. Take the TABE Placement Test in person at The Learning Center or online via Zoom.
3. Submit proof of residency.


*All students must show a current ID to verify residency.
*If you are 16 or 17 years old, you need to provide an official Release Form from the last high school you attended.