CSI is transitioning to distance learning, and to telecommuting for staff. As a result, the Adult Literacy & Language Program (ALLP) will be operating remotely during our regularly scheduled hours, which are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00pm, and Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. 
For General Office needs, please email
For Dean Derenzo, CLIP & ALLP Advisor, please contact 718-982-3986, or at
For Sonia Santoro, ALLP Advisor, please contact 718-982-3637 or
We are constantly monitoring all communications received via email and voicemail.  All calls & emails will receive a response within one business day. â€‹
Thank you, and be well

The Adult Literacy and Language Program (ALLP), formerly referred to as the Adult Learning Center at CSI, offers flexible scheduling to adults who are:

  • Developing their English language skills,
  • Preparing for the New York State High School Equivalency test known as the TASC, formerly known as the GED,
  • Seeking to take the TASC Test and obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma

Contact Information

Building 1L, Room 204
Phone : 718.982.3996
Fax : 781.982.4033

This program manages the College of Staten Island High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Center, which offers the test in English or Spanish, and in paper-based and computer-based versions. HSE classes are offered in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. ALLP also offers beginner and intermediate levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. All of our students receive supportive advisement for college and career planning.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Attend all classes based on individual need
  • Attend College and Career workshops weekly
  • Age: 21 and older for HSE students; 18 and older for ESL students 
  • Attend a program orientation;
  • Take the TABE Reading and Math tests (HSE) or the BEST Plus placement tests (ESL).


  • Free

How to Apply

  • The application is closed until further notice

Registration Information

Applications for ESL and High School Equivalency classes are closed until further notice.