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Continuing Education

Catholic Charities / Education Creates Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)
  • Helps participants to earn a high school diploma or GED while successfully parenting their children

  • Provides support to young parents so they can stay in school

  • For girls up to age 18

  • Free and voluntary

  • Parental consent required

  • Case manager meets with participants individually at school or at home, help them set realistic educational goals, and provide them with guidance and encouragement to meet those goals

1817 Miami St, South Bend, 46613

(574) 234-3111

The Crossing
  • Earn your high school diploma

  • Academics accredited in the state of Indiana

  • Job training in real-world environments

  • Faith-based character education focused on core values

The South Bend Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship has merged with the Elkhart ETC campus in Goshen

1824 Reliance Rd #C Goshen, IN 46526

(574) 226-0671

(574) 343-1878

Campus Hours: 8am-3pm

The Excel Center
  • Tuition free high school for adults

  • Free child care while in class

  • Transportation assistance available

  • Life coach 

  • Post high school placement assistance 

  • College credits and/or career certifications 

2721 Kenwood Ave., South Bend, 46628
Phone: (574) 314-5570

Hope Ministries Adult Education Program
  • Must be a Hope resident

  • Call to enroll or stop by Hope Ministries

432 S. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601

(574) 235-4150 ext. 241

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am–8pm

South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) / Learning
  • Adult Education: Offers free classes for adults who want to complete their High School Equivalency (HSE) (formerly GED)


3206 Sugar Maple Business Court, South Bend, IN 46628

(574) 393-5801

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am– 4pm


Bethel University Adult Degrees
  • Degree programs in organizational management, business administration, nursing and other adult programs

  • Flexible and affordable

  • Courses are offered on campus or online


1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 807-7000

(800) 422-4101

Indiana University, South Bend
  • Undergraduate program- variety of majors offered, financial aid and scholarships available, GED or high school diploma required

  • Extended learning programs-wide range of non-credit classes open to anyone (business classes, communication, HR, computer classes for all levels, etc.)

  • High school diploma or GED may or may not be required depending on the class (not required for computer classes)


1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, 46615

(574) 520- 4839 (undergrad admissions)

(574) 237-4357 (financial aid)

(574) 520-4261 (extended learning office)

Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
  • Over 150 Programs in business, fine arts and design, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, public and social services, technology

  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): receive credit for what you already know

  • Ivy Tech's ASAP Program: Helps high school graduates earn an associate degree in just 11 months and prepares them to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree

  • Access to high-quality child care

220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend, 46601

Chat with a rep: (888) 489-5463: Sunday-Saturday 7am- 1am ET 

(574) 289-7001 ext. 5778 (enrollment services)

(574) 289-7001 ext. 6849 (human resources)

Page Index

All Continuing Education resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

​GED Programs​

  1. Catholic Charities / ECHO

  2. The Crossing

  3. The Excel Center

  4. Hope Ministries Adult Education Program

  5. SBCSC / Learning

College Programs

  1. Bethel University Adult Degrees

  2. IUSB

  3. Ivy Tech Community College

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