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Illinois Offers Three Tests

In March 2015, Illinois added the HiSET® Exam and the TASC Test, offering students different option other than the GED® Test. You cannot take any of the Illinois high school equivalency tests online. But the goodn ews you can study for them online!

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Why Study Online?

Studying online with The College of Essential Education speeds up preparation for your high school equivalency test in three ways: 

  1. Flexibility: It fits into your schedule and lifestyle  
  2. Control: It lets you study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates. 
  3. Speed: It allows you to learn faster and retain more because it customizes the study to exactly what you need to know.

Your $15 enrollment in The College of Essential Education not only gets you our GED Academy, HiSET Academy and TASC Academy, but also gets you three additional courses that help with improving your computer skills, finding and keeping your dream job, and managing your finances. 

Illinois State HSE Test Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have lived in Illinois for 30 days.
  • You must not have graduated from high school and cannot be currently enrolled in a regular high school.
  • You also must pass the U.S. and Illinois Constitution Test in order to receive your certificate.

GED Test Eligibility

HiSET Test Eligibility

  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16, there’s a different set of rules than if you are 17 years of age; see these additional requirements.
  • Cost: $18 (per subtest); $90 (total)
  • Passing score: 8 (minimum) on each subtest, combined score of 45 and at least a 2 on the Language Arts - Writing essay
  • Accommodations: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your HiSET Accommodations Request Form on HiSET website.
  • Locate an Illinois HiSET center and check for any additional rules and requirement before taking the test.

TASC Test Eligibility

  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16, there’s a different set of rules than if you are 17 years of age; see these additional requirements.
  • Cost: $18.40 (each subtest); $92 (total)
  • Passing score: 500 (minimum) in each subject; at least a 2 out of 8 on the Language Arts - Writing essay
  • Accommodations: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your TASC Accommodations Request Form on TASC Test website.
  • Locate an Illinois TASC center and check for any additional rules and requirements before taking the test. 

After you pass the exams and the Constitution Test, the Illinois Community College Board will award you with the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. 

How do you know when you’re ready?

Take our free practice test before taking the official high school equivalency test to make sure you are ready. You will discover which areas you need to focus on in order to pass. Our online study course is designed to help you prepare quickly because you study only those areas that you need to master. 

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OVER 20 MILLION ADULTS

That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. 

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