City Colleges of Chicago’s Adult Education Is a Resource for DACA Education Eligibility Requirements


City Colleges of Chicago’s Adult Education program offers free classes that can help eligible participants meet the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program education eligibility requirement.

“With the reinstatement of DACA,” said Maureen Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice Chancellor of Adult Education, “CCC welcomes immigrant students seeking to obtain their high school equivalency in order to be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”

The education requirement for DACA specifies that participants must be currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, for proof of current enrollment in school or high school diploma.

Students can choose a schedule that fits their needs. The Adult Education program, open to all who are interested in obtaining a GED, offers free 8, 12, and 16-week classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters with morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions. In addition, students can borrow a Chromebook and/or Wi-Fi hotspot so that they can get started now, while classes are via remote instruction due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

To learn more about the program and complete the online application, go to