Programs of Study

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a free program dedicated to providing opportunities for adults to learn the basic academic and English language skills they need to transition to college, training, and employment opportunities. ABE is designed to improve the educational level of adults, out-of-school youth and non-English speaking persons in our nine-county southeastern Idaho area. Many utilize ABE services to prepare for the GED test and the college entrance COMPASS test.



Adult Basic Education (ABE) - free classes & tutoring

  • College Prep
    • Math
    • Reading
    • Writing
  • GED Preparation

English as a Second Language
(ESL) - free classes & tutoring

  • Language
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
  • Transition to ABE


Eligible students are adults over 16 years of age*, who are no longer enrolled in high school, and who have skill levels below a college entrance level. Students commit to 60-70 hrs. of instruction.
*(students who are under 18 years of age must bring a signed Age Waiver from the last public school they attended)
Age Waiver Form (16-17 year olds)

Pencil and Paper

Steps to get started

  1. Schedule and complete a free pre-test (at one of the locations listed to the right) (students who are under 18 must have the Age Waiver Form submitted before they pre-test)
  2. Meet with an ABE/ESL advisor and schedule classes and tutoring
  3. Begin classes


Idaho Falls

Adult Learning Center
Room 340 (on the CEI Campus)
(208) 535-5386
ABE & ESL Classes


343 East 4th North
Rexburg, Idaho
(208) 535-5386
ABE & ESL Classes

‚ÄčIsland Park

Contact Myrna Jorgensen
(208) 221-6753
ABE & GED Classes

Arco, Custer, Lemhi, and Teton Counties

For more information about our online GED classes:


Helpful Links

College of Eastern Idaho, 208.524.3000, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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