Career Online High School: FAQ

How much does the program cost?

The Library is proud to offer scholarships to students. There will be no cost to students accepted into this program at Waukegan Public Library.

How long will the program take?
Students work at their own pace, but they must complete the program within 18 months from their start date.

Will I receive credit for work I completed in high school, even though I didn’t graduate?
Yes, students can receive up to 14 credits for work completed in high school. If you are accepted into the program, you will need to request a high school transcript. COHS will review your transcript and let you know how many of your credits will transfer.

Is the program available in Spanish?
Right now, COHS is only available in English. Contact us if you would like to learn more about programs available in Spanish, like our Spanish pre-GED class.

How much time will I spend on coursework?
You can work at your own pace. You should aim to spend about 10 hours a week on your coursework to stay on track.

Where can I learn more?
Contact the Adult Learning Specialist at

What if I don’t qualify for the program? Can the Library still help me?
The Library is dedicated to helping adult learners reach their goals. Contact us to learn more about the resources available at WPL. Depending on your goals, we can enroll you in one of our classes, match you with a tutor, or give you information on opportunities available at other organizations, like the College of Lake County‘s adult education program.


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