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Adult Literacy and Language Program

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To protect the health and safety of our CSI community, current CUNY policy requires all students and instructors attending in person classes to be vaccinated, unless medically exempt. Moreover, students are required to get the booster shot once eligible.  Masks are now optional.

ALLP staff are operating remotely and in person
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Click here to speak with a staff member via ZOOM,
Monday-Thursday from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

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 GED,
  • Seeking to take the GED Test and obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma

Contact Information

Building 1L, Room 204

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

  • Registration for the Fall 2022 semester will open in July.