Adult Literacy Program

The Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program provides free classes to all New York State residents who are at least 18 years old. We offer two programs:

  • High School Equivalency (GED) classes that will help you prepare for the TASC Exam.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to help you improve your English skills.

Case management is provided to all our students to help connect them to resources while in our program and after.

E-mail us for more information and to start the registration process.

About Us

The Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program (BCALP) was founded in 1987. BCALP provides free ESOL, High School Equivalency (HSE/TASC) preparation, and pre-HSE/TASC services to more than 400 adults each year. Students enter the program with a variety of goals, from learning English to earning the credentials necessary for access to gainful employment or higher education. Case management is provided to help all students plan and implement the next steps toward college or careers.

Our staff of dedicated, experienced professionals present a variety of opportunities for learning. BCALP students are active learners who take responsibility for their education. Our students’ successes begin in a class where they find a positive learning environment that includes cooperative hands-on activities, partner work, and group projects to help them understand and absorb new material.

Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program teachers align their instruction to the requirements of the highest educational standards and take advantage of many of the resources available on the college campus as well as those available throughout New York City.

Our HSE test pass rate consistently exceeds the New York State Education Department’s annual benchmarks. To date, 1,286 individuals have earned a high school equivalency diploma after completing the Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program. Currently, 351 BCALP graduates are attending or have completed college.

Contact Us

Adult Literacy Program

Brooklyn College
0118 Ingersoll Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

P: 718.951.4117


Carla Möller, Director

Alexis Morales, Case Manager and Instructor

Keesha Rada, Administrative Assistant

Timothy Wheeler, Administrative Assistant and Data Manager

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