There are four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in Brooklyn that offer GED preparation classes: Brooklyn College, Kingsborough Community College, Medgar Evers College and the New York City College of Technology. All four colleges are part of the CUNY Adult Literacy / GED Program that offers free Adult Literacy, ESOL and GED classes in the mornings, evenings and on the weekends. CUNY’s Division of Adult and Continuing Education, which manages the program, enrolls around 10,000 students per year.
Brooklyn College (CUNY) – Adult Literacy Program
Campus / Address: 2900 Bedford Avenue, 0118 Ingersoll Hall, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 951-4117
Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) – Office of Continuing Education
Campus / Address: 2001 Oriental Boulevard, T231, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: (718) 368-5188
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) – School of Professional and Community Development: Adult and Continuing Education
Campus / Address: 1534 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (718) 804-8874
NYC College of Technology (CUNY) – Continuing Studies Center
Campus / Address: 25 Chapel St 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 552-1140
In addition to the programs offer by CUNY, Boricua College and Bramson ORT College offer students the ability to earn their GED while pursuing a college degree under the Ability to Benefit program. In this program, students can obtain a high school equivalency diploma by completing college credits (24 credits are required in specific subjects). Boricua College considers students in this program as “Special Admits”. In order to be eligible for the program, students must pass a standardized test and other restrictions apply.
Please note: this program is only offered at specific universities in New York and not offered at many of the CUNY colleges.