GED Illinois: Guide To Get A GED in Illinois

In this article, you will find everything you need to know about the GED Illinois test as well as how to get GED in the state. 

 

1. Illinois GED online

 

You can take the GED Illinois test at one official testing site in the state or take the test online. Nevertheless, to qualify for taking the four GED subject tests online, you must obtain “green” (likely to pass) results on the GED Ready test.

  

Each of the four modules offers one GED Ready test. You can buy them on the website GED.com with the price of $6.99 each. Thus, you need to pay $28 for the overall online GED Ready test. 

 

The HiSET test can also be taken online. The “HiSET-At-Home” exam is also known as the Remote Proctored (R.P.) HiSET exam. Of course, the paper-based HiSET test can not be taken online and you must attain satisfactory results on the HiSET OPT (Official Practice Test).

 

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2. GED testing centers in Illinois

 

City

Testing Center

Address

Phone 

Carterville

John A Logan College (GED)

700 Logan Dr – Carterville – IL 62918

(618) 998.1283

Carlinville

Carlinville ROE #40 (GED)

225 E Nicolas St – Carlinville – IL 62626

(217) 854.4016

Carol Stream

Coll. of DuPage-Carol Stream (GED or HiSET)

500 Kuhn Rd – Carol Stream – IL 60188

(630) 942.4900

Canton

ROE #26-Canton (GED)

735 E Locust St – Canton – IL 61520

(309) 518.4017

Carbondale

Southern IL University (GED)

Southern IL University (GED)

(618) 453.6003

Southern IL University (GED)

1840 Innovation Dr (Ste 107) – Carbondale – IL 62903

(618) 453.4367

Aurora

Waubonsee Comm. Coll. (GED)

18 S River St – Aurora – IL 60506

(630) 466.5700/801.7900

America Business Coll. (HiSET)

1731 N Farnsworth Ave – Aurora – IL 60505

(773) 417.4900

Belleville

SWIC Belleville (GED)

2500 Carlyle Ave – Belleville – IL 62221

(618) 641.4989

Atkinson

ROE-Henry & Stark (GED or HiSET)

107 S State St – Atkinson – IL 61235

(309) 936.7890

Addison

Addison Ed. Ctr (Coll of DuPage, GED)

301 S Swift Rd – Addison – IL 60101

(630) 942.4650

Bloomington

ROE-Bloomington (HiSET)

200 W Front St – Ste 500 D – Bloomington – IL 61701

(309) 888.5120

Danville

Danville Area Comm. Coll. (GED)

2000 E Main St – Danville – IL 61832

(217) 443.3222

Decatur

Richland Comm. Coll. (GED)

1 College Park – Decatur – IL 62521

(217) 875.7200

Macon-Piatt ROE #39 (HiSET)

1690 Huston Dr – Decatur  – IL 62526

(217) 872.3721

Cicero

Morton College (GED or HiSET)

3801 S Central Ave – Cicero – IL 60804

(708) 656.8000

America Business Coll (HiSET)

5713 W Cermak Rd – Cicero – IL 60804

(773) 417.4900

Crystal Lake

McHenry Co. College (GED)

8900 US Hwy 14 – Crystal Lake – IL 60012

(815) 455.3700

Chicago Heights

Prairie State Coll. (GED or HiSET)

202 S Halsted Street – Chicago Heights – IL 60411

(708) 709.3507

Chicago

Arturo Velasquez Inst. (HiSET)

2800 S Western Ave – Chicago – IL 60608

(773) 838.7775

Malcolm X Coll. (GED or HiSET)

1900 W Jackson Blvd – Chicago – IL 60612

(312) 850.7238

S Chicago Ed. Ctr (Lab 15, HiSET)

3055 E 92nd St – Chicago – IL 60617

(773) 291.6472

Kennedy-King HiSET Test Ctr

747 W 63rd St – Chicago – IL 60621

(773) 602.5340

Chicago State University (GED)

9501 S King Dr – Chicago – IL 60628

(773) 995.2598

Olive-Harvey Coll. (GED)

10001 S Woodlawn Ave – Chicago – IL 60628

(773) 291.6472

America Business Coll. (GED or HiSET)

4440 S Pulaski Rd – Chicago – IL 60632

(773) 650.1010

Wilbur Wright Coll. (GED or HiSET)

4300 N Narragansett Ave – Chicago – IL 60634

(773) 481.8897/8450

America Business Coll. (GED or HiSET)

5649 W Fullerton Ave – Chicago – IL 60639

(773) 417.4900

Harry S Truman Coll. (GED or HiSET)

1145 W Wilson Ave – Chicago – IL 60640

(773) 907.4889

Richard J. Daley Coll. (GED or HiSET)

7500 S Pulaski Rd – Chicago – IL 60652

(773) 838.7775

Jacob H. Carruthers Ctr (GED)

700 E Oakwood Blvd – Chicago – IL 60653

(773) 256.2034

American Uptown-Chicago Soc. Services

2800 W Peterson Ave – Chicago – IL 60659

(773) 249.4325

YEP GED Testing

609 W Adams St – Chicago – IL 60661

(312) 575.3270

Champaign

Parkland College (GED)

2400 W Bradley Ave – Champaign – IL 61821

(217) 351.2433

Champaign-Ford ROE #9 (GED)

3358 Big Pine Tr – Champaign – Il 61822 

(217) 893.3219

Centralia

Kaskaskia College (GED)

27210 College Rd – Centralia – IL 62801

(618) 545.3160

Charleston

Regional Off of Education #11 (GED)

730 7th St – Charleston – IL 61920

(217) 348.0151

Chester

Monroe-Randolph ROE #45 (GED)

1 Taylor St – Chester – IL 62233

(618) 826.5471

Freeport

ROE #8 (GED) 

27 S State Ave– Ste 101 – Freeport – IL 61032

(815) 599.1408

Highland Comm. Coll. (GED)

2998 W Pearl City Rd – Freeport – IL 61032

(815) 599.3680

Galesburg

Carl Sandburg Coll. (HiSET)

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd – Galesburg – IL 61401

(309) 341.5323

ROE #33 (GED or HiSET)

121 S Prairie St – Ste 2 – Galesburg – IL 61401

(309) 345.3828

Fairfield

Frontier Comm. Coll. (GED)

2 Frontier Dr –  Fairfield – IL 62837

(618) 842.3711

Forest Park

Joseph Business School (GED or HiSET)

7600 W Roosevelt Rd – Forest Park – IL 60130

7600 W Roosevelt Rd – Forest Park – IL 60130

Effingham

ROE #3 (GED)

101 N 4th St – Effingham  – IL 62401

(217) 342.4363

Elgin

Elgin Comm. Coll. (GED or HiSET)

1700 Spartan Dr – Elgin – IL 60123

(847) 214.7150

East Saint Louis

East St. Louis Senior High (HiSET)

4901 State St – East St. Louis – IL 62205

(618) 646.3700

Dixon

Sauk Valley Comm. Coll. (GED)

173 IL Route 2 – Dixon – IL 61021

(815) 835.6530

East Peoria

Illinois Central Coll. (GED)

1 College Dr – East Peoria – IL 61635

(309) 694.5345

DeKalb

ROE #16 (Ste C, GED)

2500 N Annie Glidden Rd – DeKalb – IL 60115

(815) 217.0460

Jacksonville

ROE-Jacksonville (GED)

110 N West St – Jacksonville – IL 62650

(217) 243.1804

Jerseyville

ROE #40 (GED)

201 W Exchange St – Jerseyville – IL 62052

(618) 498.5541

Harrisburg

Southeastern Illinois Coll. (GED)

3575 College Rd – Harrisburg – IL 62946

(618) 252.5400

Hillsboro

ROE #3 (HiSET)

203 S Main St – Hillsboro – IL 62049

(217) 532.9591/824.4730

Hillside

West 40 Intermediate Service Ctr #2 (GED)

4413 Roosevelt Rd – Hillside – IL 60162

(708) 449.4284

Granite City

SWIL Granite City (GED)

4950 Maryville Rd – Granite City – IL 62040

(618) 931.0600

Madison Co. ROE #41 (GED)

1314 Niedringhaus Ave – Granite City – IL 62040

(618) 501.4035

Grayslake

College of Lake Co. (GED or HiSET)

19351 W Washington St – Grayslake – IL 60030

(847) 543.2076

Glen Ellyn

Coll. of DuPage (GED or HiSET)

425 Fawell Blvd – Glen Ellyn – IL 60137

(630) 942.2401

Godfrey

Lewis & Clark Comm. Coll. (GED)

5800 Godfrey Rd – Godfrey – IL 62035

(618) 468.5240/5220

Geneva

Kane County ROE (GED or HiSET)

28 N 1st St – Geneva – IL 60134

(630) 232.5955

Maywood

PLCCA, INC. (GED)

411 W Madison St – Maywood – IL 60153

(708) 450.3500

Moline

Black Hawk Coll. (GED)

6600 34th Ave – Moline – IL 61265

(309) 796.5170

Rock Island ROE (GED)

3430 Ave of the Cities – Moline – IL 61265

(309) 736.1111

Malta

Kishwaukee Coll. (GED)

21193 Malta Rd – Malta – IL 60150

(815) 825.9841

Mattoon

Lake Land Coll. (GED)

5001 Lake Land Blvd – Mattoon – IL 61938

(217) 234.5287

Loves Park

Boone Winnebago ROE (GED)

300 Heart Blvd – Loves Park – IL 61111

(815) 636.3060

Louisville

ROE-Clay Co. (GED)

111 E Chestnut St – Louisville  – IL 62858

(618) 392.4631

Macomb

ROE #26 (HiSET)

130 S Lafayette St – Ste 200 – Macomb – IL 61455

(309) 575.3229

Lincoln

Heartland Comm. Coll (GED)

2201 Woodlawn Rd – Lincoln – IL 62656

(217) 735.1731

Joliet

Joliet Jr Coll.-Main (GED or HiSET)

1215 Houbolt Rd – Joliet – IL 60431

(815) 280.2261/2824

Joliet Jr Coll.-City Center (GED)

235 N Chicago St – Joliet – IL 60432

(815) 280.2261/2824

Kankakee

Kankakee Comm. Coll. (GED)

100 College Dr – Kankakee – IL 60901

(815) 802.8530

Oak Forest

Uptown Services (HiSET)

6006 159th St – Oak Forest – IL 60452

(773) 506.0268

South Suburban Coll. (GED or HiSET)

16333 S Kilbourn Ave – Oak Forest – IL 60452

(708) 225.6055

Oglesby

Illinois Valley Comm. Coll. (GED)

815 N Orlando Smith St – Oglesby – IL 61348

(815) 224.0542

Newton

ROE-Jasper Co. (GED)

204 W Washington St – Newton – IL 62448

(618) 392.4631

Normal

Heartland Comm. Coll. (GED)

1500 W Raab Rd – Normal – IL 61761

(309) 268.8050

Murphysboro

Jackson/Perry ROE #30 (GED)

819 Walnut St – Murphysboro – IL 62966

(618) 684.4890

Naperville

College of Dupage (GED or HiSET)

1223 Rickert Dr – Naperville – IL 60540

(630) 942.4750

Mount Vernon

ROE #13 (GED)

1714 Broadway – Mt. Vernon – IL 62864

(618) 244.8040

Murphysboro

Jackson/Perry ROE #30 (GED)

819 Walnut St – Murphysboro – IL 62966

(618) 684.4890

Morris

Joliet Junior Coll. (HiSET)

725 School St – Morris – IL 60450

(815) 280.2824

Mount Carmel

Wabash Valley Coll. (GED)

2200 College Dr – Mt. Carmel – IL 62863

(618) 263.5126

Monmouth

ROE #33 (GED or HiSET)

105 North E St – Monmouth – IL 61462

(309) 734.6822

Rantoul

ROE #09 (HiSET)

200 S Fredrick St – Rantoul – IL 61866

(217) 893.3219

Pontiac

Heartland Comm. Coll. (GED)

211 E Madison St – Pontiac – IL 61764

(815) 842.6777

Quincy

ROE #1 (GED)

507 Vermont St – Quincy – IL 62301

(217) 277.2080

Pittsfield

ROE #1-Pittsfield (GED)

39637 260th Ave – Pittsfield – IL 62363

(217) 641.4570

Plano

Waubonsee Comm. Coll. (GED)

100 Waubonsee Dr – Plano – IL 60545

(630) 466.7900

Pekin

ROE #53-Pekin (GED)

414 Court St – Ste 100 – Pekin – IL 61554

(309) 477.2290

Peoria

Peoria ROE (Rm 401, GED)

324 Main St – Peoria – IL 61602

(309) 672.6906

ICC Peoria (GED)

5407 N University St – Arbor 103 – Peoria – IL 61635

(309) 690.6990

Peoria High (North Campus, HiSET)

1716 N North St – Peoria – IL 61604

(309) 672.6906

Knoxville Ctr for Student Success (HiSET)

2628 N Knoxville Ave – Peoria – IL 61604

(309) 672.6625

Paris

PARIS 95 (GED)

300 S Ends Ave – Paris – IL 61944

(217) 465.8448

Pekin

ROE #53-Pekin (GED)

414 Court St – Ste 100 – Pekin – IL 61554

(309) 477.2290

Palos Hills

Moraine Valley Comm. Coll. (GED or HiSET)

9000 W College Pkwy – Palos Hills – IL 60465

(708) 974.5309

Olney

Olney Central College (GED)

305 N West St – Olney – IL 62450

(618) 395.7777

ROE #12 (Richland Co. Courthouse, GED)

103 W Main St – Olney – IL 62450

(618) 392.4631

Yorkville

Kendall Co. GED Testing (Historic Courthouse)

109 W Ridge St – Yorkville – IL 60560

(630) 553.4115

Waukegan

College of Lake Co.-Lakeshore (GED or HiSET)

33 N Genesee St – Waukegan – IL 60085

(847) 543.2121

Westmont

College of DuPage-Westmont (GED or HiSET)

650 Pasquinelli Dr – Westmont – IL 60559

(630) 942.4850

Ullin

Shawnee Comm. Coll. (GED)

8364 College Rd – Ullin – IL 62992

(618) 634.3316

University Park

Governors State University (GED)

1 University Pkwy – University Park – IL 60484

(708) 235.7555

Waterloo

Monroe-Randolph ROE #45 (GED)

107 E Mill St – Waterloo – IL 62298

(618) 939.5650

Springfield

ROE-Sangamon Co. (GED)

S Dirksen Pkwy – Springfield – IL 62703

(217) 753.6620

Taylorville

ROE #3 (GED)

101 S Main St – Taylorville – IL 62568

(217) 824.4730

Romeoville

Joliet Junior Coll. (GED or HiSET)

1125 W Romeo Rd – Romeoville – IL 60446

(815) 280.2261/2824

Schaumburg

Harper College (GED)

650 E Higgins Rd – Schaumburg – IL 60173

(847) 925.6066

Robinson

Lincoln Trail College (GED)

11220 State Hwy 1 – Robinson – IL 62454

(618) 544.8657

ROE-Crawford Co. (GED)

301 S Cross St (Ste 211) – Robinson – IL 62454

618) 544.2719

Rockford

Rockford Works! Mission Ctr (GED)

715 W State St – Rockford – IL 61102

(815) 316.4171

Winnebago Co. Justice Ctr (HiSET)

650 W State St – Rockford – IL 61102

(815) 636.3060

 

3. Illinois GED testing requirements

 

– You haven’t got a high school or equivalent degree. 

– You haven’t enrolled in another educational program. 

– You are 16 years old or older. Nonetheless, the 16-year-old test takers must meet additional requirements like getting permission from their parental consent or school board.

– In Illinois, only state residents are eligible to take the high school equivalency testing. 

– You do not need to pass the GED Ready practice test or register for a prep course. 

– GED candidates must sit for and pass the Illinois and U.S. Constitution Test which are offered free of charge at Illinois Regional Offices of Education and some main adult educational programs. 

 

4. Illinois GED cost

 

If sitting for the Illinois GED test at an testing location, you must pay $30 for each subtest (or $120 for the entire exam)

 

Other fees will apply for those who want to take the GED Illinois test online. Specifically, you need to pay $36 for each subtest, so the overall cost will be $144. Besides, you need to pay the extra cost of the four GED Ready tests as well ($28); therefore the total cost will be $172.

 

Yet, the Illinois passed legislation allowed the reduction in the testing fees in the state. The fee to take the Illinois GED test (both online and in-person) is currently $40.

 

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About How To Get a GED In Illinois

 

5.1. Do I have to be a resident of Illinois to take the GED Illinois test?

 

Yes. You must be a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days to take the GED Illinois exam. 

 

5.2. Can I take the GED Illinois test or HiSET test online?

 

You can either take the Illinois GED and HiSET tests online or at an official testing location in Illinois. You can look at the list of testing centers in Illinois we provided above. 

 

Starting September 1st, 2021, the Online Proctored (OP) GED test option allowed candidates to take the GED test remotely.

 

5.3. How long is the GED Illinois test? 

 

On the GED Illinois test, examinees will be given a total of 7 hours and 41 minutes to complete all four subtests with 115 minutes for Math, 90 minutes for Social Studies, 90 minutes for Science and 150 minutes for Language Arts. 

 

5.4. How many questions are on the GED Illinois test? 

 

There are 46, 35, 34 and 46 questions on GED Math, Social Studies, Science and Language Arts respectively. 

 

5.5. Can I retake a subject on the GED Illinois test if I don’t pass? 

 

You are allowed to retake each subject test up to 3 times without having to wait. After that, you must wait for 60 days. On your first two retakes, you will receive a discounted price (($12 per retake instead of $32). To qualify for getting additional discounted retakes, you must wait 60 days, pay the full price of $32, and then you will be offered two more discounted retakes. All retakes must take place within 12 months of the first attempt.

 

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If you want to take the GED test, you can not already hold the high school credential or enroll in a school program. It is recommended to contact your nearest GED prep or testing location to learn whether you can register for the GED program. 

 

To well prepare for the GED exam, you can practice on our website which not only offers thousands of practice questions but also useful tips to help you to succeed in your upcoming GED exam. 

 

Video lessons and practice tests are completely free. The GED exam contains four  independent subtests. Our website offers four these subtests with diverse topics which familiarize you with different kinds of questions. 

 

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