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SWIC Adult Basic Education to offer free GED® classes in September

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If you’re considering earning a GED® credential, now is the time, and the Southwestern Illinois College Adult Basic Education department is ready to help!

Several free SWIC GED® high school equivalency test preparation classes get under way in St. Clair and Madison counties in September. The classes are open to anyone who has not yet received a high school diploma.

See the list below or visit swic.edu/ged for information on upcoming classes.

Daytime GED® classes will be offered at the following locations from Sept. 2 to Oct. 9: Christian Activity Center, 540 N. 6th St., in East St. Louis and the SWIC Red Bud Campus, 500 W. South Fourth St. The classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Additional daytime GED® classes will meet Monday through Thursday starting Monday, Sept. 8 and running through Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. at the following locations:

  • SWIC Belleville Campus – 2500 Carlyle Ave.
  • SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus – 4950 Maryville Road
  • East St. Louis Community College Center – 601 James R. Thompson Blvd.

A daytime GED® class will meet Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, Sept. 8 and running through Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at Cahokia High School, 800 Range Lane.

An evening GED® class will meet Tuesday and Thursday starting Thursday, Sept. 4 and ending Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 5:30-8:20 p.m. at Dupo High School, 600 Louisa Ave.

Class times and locations are assigned based on individuals’ availability and reading and placement scores resulting from a mandatory preregistration and orientation session. The orientations are held at the SWIC Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis Community College Center no matter where you will be taking the GED class.

Learn more about upcoming GED® classes and schedule a preregistration appointment by calling 618-235-2700, ext. 5525, or toll free in Illinois at

866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5525.

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