Free Academic Courses: 2023-24

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Bright Futures are Ahead for you! Whether you need to brush up on your academic skills, improve your command of the English language, or wish to pursue U.S. citizenship, we have just the right course for you. All of these courses are FREE to Milford residents. Classes will begin the week of September 11, 2023.

Please visit our Registration Open Houses to get started.

Daytime Registration Hours

Parsons Govt. Center
70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460
September 5, 6, and 7
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Milford Adult Education Offices, 2nd floor. Enter through Door #10

Evening Registration Hours

Joseph A. Foran High School
80 Foran Road, Milford, CT 06460
September 6, 7
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Enter through the Main Entrance

Students must make an appointment to register IN PERSON for any of our FREE Academic Courses.

Please bring the following with you to the appointment: 

  • Proof of age (must be at least 17 years for GED® Prep course)

  • Proof of Milford residency

  • Photo ID

The registration process will take approximately 2 hours, including skills assessment and evaluation. Please plan accordingly.

NO CHARGE for materials for GED/ESL/CITIZENSHIP courses: The Milford Adult and Continuing Education Program is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 10-73a, there is no fee for registration, books or materials to any adult enrolled in the Citizenship, ESL, or high school completion programs. All Academic Classes (ABE/Pre-GED, GED, ESL, and Citizenship) are FREE to Milford residents.

GED®/Basic Skills Preparation

It’s never too late to earn your diploma! We will help you prepare for the GED exam and begin your journey toward a better job, increased earnings, and improved opportunities.

We have two levels of courses available: GED Preparation and Adult Basic Education (ABE). Both are focused on improving your academic skills in the areas of Social Studies, Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing.

We will also work with you on basic computer skills and career development.

Daytime or Evening options available for your convenience. Online also available.

Classes begin the week of September 11, 2023!

Monday - Thursday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Parsons Govt. Complex, Milford

Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Foran High School, Milford

GED® Test Information

To register for the GED® EXAM (separate from the GED® Preparation Course), please contact Rick Raucci, our Adult Education Director, at (203) 783-3461. You may begin the process by going online at, but registration will not be complete until you have met with the Director.

Test Location

The actual test site is determined at the time of registration.

GED® Test Accommodations

Available for qualified individuals with a disability. Contact Rick Raucci at (203) 783-3461.

Eligibility/Items Required

  • At least 17 years of age and a Connecticut resident

  • Officially withdrawn from high school for at least 6 months

  • Photo ID

  • Withdrawal Form from high school (parent/guardian signature required for those younger than 18).


  • Younger than 21: FREE

  • Age 21 or older: $13 test fee

  • Veterans (no age restriction) with at least 181 days of active duty: FREE

    GED Test Registration Payment

Fees are non-refundable. Make a check or money order payable to Milford Adult Education.

National External Diploma Program (NEDP): For adults who have acquired their academic skills through life and work experiences. Contact us at (203) 783-3461 for more information.

Transcript Info: Transcript requests may be downloaded online at

English as a 2nd Language

Welcome! We will help you become comfortable in speaking, reading, and writing in your new language. Our friendly and caring approach is sure to help all students improve their communication skills.

In addition, we will work with you on basic computer skills and career development. Two courses are available: one for Beginners and one for those with Intermediate/Advanced skills.

Daytime or Evening options available for your convenience. Online instruction also available. Classes begin the week of September 11, 2023.

BEGINNERS: Daytime Classes (FREE)
Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Parsons Govt. Complex, Milford

ADVANCED: Daytime Classes (FREE)
Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Parsons Govt. Complex, Milford

Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Foran High School

U.S. Citizenship Preparation

Congratulations on your decision to become a U.S. Citizen! Our course provides an overview of U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, and the governmental process. Discussion about the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship are included. Online only.

Evening Classes (FREE)
Mondays Only
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online Only

Parking is permitted only in designated areas. Do not park in fire lanes or in front of any doorway. Handicapped spaces are for the use of any visitor with a State-issued Handicapped Parking pass. Violators may be towed.

Smoking in any building or on school grounds is prohibited. Refreshments are permitted only in the cafeteria or designated areas.

Classes are held at the site listed under the course description. All activities offered are held in accessible locations. The administration reserves the right to limit, withdraw courses, or discontinue classes at any time without notice.