A member of our staff will contact you by the end of July 2021 to give you an English placement test and help you complete the application process.
If there is space available in your class, you will be invited to complete your registration. You must provide:
– An official government ID
– A document as proof of DC home address*
– If you are under 26 years old, provide a copy of immunization records
If there is no space available in your class, your name will automatically be added to the waiting list. We will contact you as soon as space is available.
Add your name to the Interest List to receive reminders about upcoming registration opportunities.
Note: the Interest List helps us contact you to complete your application. It is not a waiting list
During the Spring 2021 semester, our students will likely continue learning online. All students receive a device and support for how to use it.
We are available to answer any questions about safety and distance learning by phone and email.
Regular classes are open to DC residents who meet one or more of the following Adult Basic Education (ABE) criteria:
*There may be some classes that are open to non-DC residents. Beyond our tuition-free class offerings, the School also offers special fee-based programs that are open to students, employees and the public, such as Community Language Classes and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. These programs are usually held on weekends when classes are not in session. These programs do not have the same registration and enrollment requirements as tuition-free classes.
The Spring semester began on February 8th. During Spring application dates, we serve a limited number of students on a first come first served basis.
The Fall semester begins on September 7, 2021. The lottery only happens for fall semester classes. For classes where there are more applicants than spaces available, the school conducts a lottery so all new applicants have the same chance to enter into their class. Add your name to the Interest List by June 11th to be considered for the Fall 2021 semester.