GED Illinois General Information

Illinois GED Testing Info

Illinois awards a High School Equivalency Certificate to test-takers who pass the GED Illinois test. In addition to the five GED subject tests in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, GED Illinois test-takers will need to pass the Illinois GED Constitution test, which includes questions about the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and the U.S. flag. Visit the online Constitution Study Guide for more information.

The GED testing fee in Illinois is $50 for all five tests, or $10 to $15 per test for retesting. There is no fee for retaking the constitution test. Contact your local Illinois Official GED Testing Centers for tests available in other languages.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

Illinois GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Illinois GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While Illinois doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Illinois.

Illinois GED Testing Eligibility

In Illinois, you must be at least 17 years old and not a high school or GED graduate to take the GED Illinois test. You must also have lived in the state of Illinois for thirty days. If you are of school age and have been enrolled in a public, private, or home school in the last 12 months, you must present a withdrawal letter from the last school where you were enrolled.

Don’t take the Illinois GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

Illinois GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

Illinois GED Retesting

Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. In Illinois, you may not take a GED subject test more than three times in a calendar year, January 1 through December 31. In certain circumstances, if you have passed the exams, you can retest to try to get higher scores for admission to college or similar purposes. Those who took the exam in Spanish or French and need to take the English exam to qualify for jobs or education may also be able to retest.

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Illinois GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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Illinois GED Transcripts

You can get a duplicate copy of GED transcripts/scores or GED certificate from the Regional Office of Education for the county where you took your test if you took your GED Test in Illinois. To find your Regional Office of Education, use the Illinois Community College Board ROE search page.

For Cook County, you can get a copy of your GED scores or GED certificate from the Cook County GED Testing Program. The Cook County GED Testing Program GED certificate and transcript request form is available online in English or in Spanish.

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GED IL Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in Illinois, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in Illinois are listed below, as well as Illinois GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your Illinois GED.

GED Programs in Illinois

Illinois has GED resources throughout the state, as well as the GED Illinois online learning program, which is available to supplement local adult education GED classes.

Use the directory of Illinois adult education providers to locate a GED program by zip code. Contact a local adult education provider for GED Illinois test prep information.

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