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Adult Education

Learn and build your skills for college or work 

It does not matter how old you are, what language you speak, or how much education you have. Adult Education ESL can help you get from where you are, to where you want to go.

We are offering our weekday classes virtually through Zoom and hybrid during the weekends. Technology and Internet are required to participate in our program.  

The classes includes the following services but not limited:

  • ESL Classes
  • Tutoring Services
  • Career Coaching & Resources 
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
  • Improve your computer skills needed for the classes

Enrollment Process 

  • Fill out the Adult Education interest form to be placed in the call list for the next semesters.  
  • Must take CASAS pre-tests and pay $5.00 non-refundable, testing fee.
  • If student is eligible to enroll for ESL Classes, must pay $25, non-refundable for class registration fee per semester

Participant requirements for ESL Program

  • Must be 20 years of age.
  • Must score 200 – 235 on the CASAS Pre-test to be eligible in our program per state requirements.
  • Must have a valid government issued ID or Passport (Foreign ID are acceptable)

Adult Education Program Calendar 2023-24

Semester Start date end date
Summer 2023 Monday July 10, 2023 Thursday August 17, 2023
Fall 2023 Monday September 11, 2023 Thursday December 14, 2023
Winter 2024 Monday February 5, 2024 Thursday May 16, 2024

We are located in downtown Grand Rapids where we offer high-quality English proficiency instruction to residents in neighborhood sites that are accessible and familiar. 

Our programs are funded by Michigan Workforce Development Agency which meet all federal and state guidelines.

Explore the program you are interested and learn why GRCC is the best choice for so many students in West Michigan. 

Contact us

If you would like more information, please give us a call at (616) 234-3172 or fill out the Adult Education interest form

Contact Info

Sneden Hall, DeVos Campus 113

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Faculty & Staff


David Selmon

David Selmon

Dean of Strategic Outreach/ Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
(616) 234-3170

Professional Support Staff