College Readiness and Adult Basic Education

Graduation Ceremony

Our Adult Basic Education program and  “College Readiness Institute” prepare students to pass the GED and succeed in college-level work and persist in their post-secondary education goals. Students receive developmental education courses in reading and math, as well as courses in writing and computer literacy, in order to first earn a GED and then be prepared to enter college, a trade school, or a certificate program. The program provides transitions to college workshops that cover study skills, orientation/exposure to campus; application and financial aid assistance; career planning and its relation to programs of study; assessment strategies and preparation for GED and Accuplacer. The program also includes extensive academic and support services for students to help them reach their educational goals.

The RI Works ABE & GED/Job Readiness Program is for students who have been referred by the Department of Human Services or the DIIRI Refugee Resettlement Department and who enter with reading levels at the 4th grade and above. Students are provided with instruction in the five GED subjects—reading, writing, math, science and social studies—contextualized around a job readiness curriculum. Students will also be taught computer skills needed to take the new GED tests.

A man in a graduation robe and cap

If you would like more information on the these programs, or to schedule testing, contact admissions at (401) 784-8602 or