Posted here are all GED® prep class sites and testing facilities in the Aurora, region.
Illinois is using several options for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED, TASC, and HiSET.
The HSE program gives people who never finished high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
HSE testing occurs at a level that’s similar to what HS seniors must command upon graduation.
The GED exam has four individual sub-tests in literacy, math, science, and social studies. These tests must be passed within two years.
The TASC and HiSET have individual reading and writing test (so five overall) that cannot be taken separately.
There is no possibility to take the HiSET, TASC, or GED online.
In Illinois, applicants must also pass the state’s Constitution test.
Aurora HSE prep classes (by ZIP)
Waubonsee Comm. College (Copley Campus)
2060 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL 60504, Ph: 630-801-7900 x 4600
Dominican Literacy Center
260 Vermont Ave, Aurora, IL 60505, Ph: 630-898-4636
Family Focus Aurora-HSE Classes
550 Second St, Aurora, IL 60505, Ph: 630-844-2550
Wayside Cross Ministries-HSE Program
215 East New York St, Aurora, IL 60505, Ph: 630-892-4239
St. Augustine College
841 N Lake St, Aurora, IL 60506, Ph: 630-264-2288 ext. 2203
St. Augustine College offers an intensive 10-week GED course in English and Spanish
Waubonsee Comm. College-Adult Education *)
5 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, Ph: 630-801-7900 x 4600
Waubonsee Comm. College (Aurora Campus)
18 S River St, Rm 457, Aurora, IL, 60506, Ph: 630-801-7900 x 4600
HSE prep classes are available in English and Spanish, and also the tests can be taken in both English and Spanish. Bilingual teachers will make you all set at the school’s Aurora Campus and at several other sites in the community. All applicants will be assessed before they can start the classes, and if you are interested, stop by the school’s Adult Education office (Room 457 – Aurora Campus) for an appointment.
14 W Downer Pl, Suite 8, Aurora, IL 60506, Ph: 630-906-9546
Fox Valley Adult Transition Center-HSE Program
1329 North Lake St, Aurora, IL 60506, Ph: 630-897-5610
Quad County Urban League-HSE Classes
1685 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60505, Ph: 630-851-2203
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Locations around Aurora (cities by alphabet)
College of DuPage Carol Stream Center
500 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188, Phone: 630 . 942 . 4888
Poder Education Ctr-HSE Classes
1637 South Allport St, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Phone: 312 . 226 . 2002
For all Chicago-area classes visit Chicago GED Classes
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Kishwaukee College)
830 N Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115, Ph: 815 . 825 . 2086 ext. 3180
Conexion Comunidad (Kishwaukee College) Spanish GED Classes
637 N 11th St, DeKalb, IL 60115, Ph: 815 . 825 . 2086 ext. 3130
No childcare available at the Spanish HSE class at Conexion Comunidad
DeKalb Community Center
330 Grove St, DeKalb, IL 60115, Ph: 815 . 970 . 3265 (Dr. George Gutierrez)
Elgin Comm. Coll. HSE Classes
B 1700 Spartan Dr (Bldg K – Rm K 100), Elgin, Illinois 60123, Ph: 847 . 214 . 6904
All Elgin area locations are listed here: Elgin GED Classes
Huntington Learning Center Geneva
9 Anderson Blvd, Geneva, IL 60134, Ph: 630 . 262 . 0560
Joliet Junior College-HSE Program
214 North Ottawa St (Rm 300), Joliet, Illinois 60432, Ph: 815 . 280 . 1317
Find all Joliet locations at Joliet GED Courses
Kishwaukee College (Adult Education and Transition Programs Division)
21193 Malta Rd, Malta – IL 60150 – Ph: 815 . 825 . 9420
En Español: 815-825-9405
College of Dupage Naperville Center
1223 Rickert Dr, Naperville, IL 60540, Phone: 630 . 942 . 4700
More Naperville area prep facilities can be found here
Huntington Learning Center
1130 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543, Phone: 630 . 551 . 4093
Oswego Family YMCA
160 E Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543, Phone: 630 . 551 . 0797
Waubonsee Comm. College-Plano
100 Waubonsee Dr, Plano, IL 60545, Ph: 630 . 801 . 7900 x 4600
St. Charles-Illinois Youth Ctr
3825 Campton Hills – St. Charles – IL 60175 – Ph: 312 . 857 . 1582
St. Charles Library
1 South 6th Ave – St. Charles – IL 60174 – Ph: 630 . 584 . 9390
Kane County Jail HSE Program
37 W 755 Illinois 38 B – St Charles – IL 60175 – Ph: 630 . 232 . 6840
Not publicly available
Waubonsee Comm. College-Sugar Grove
Route 47 at Waubonsee Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, Ph: 630 . 801 . 7900 x 4600
Sycamore High School (Kishwaukee College)
55 Spartan Trail (W2 entrance, room T-160), Sycamore, IL 60178, Ph: 815 . 825 . 2086 (x 3180)
W. Chicago High Adult Education
326 Joliet St, West Chicago, IL 60185, Ph: 630 . 876 . 6578
People’s Resource Center-Wheaton
201 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, Ph:630 . 682 . 5402
DuPage County Regional Office of Education
421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, Ph: 630 . 407 . 5800
Kendall County Youth Employment Program (Grundy-Kendall Regional Office of Education)
109 W Ridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560, Ph: 630 . 553 . 4166
The purpose of the KYEP program is to help Kendall County youth between the ages 16 – 21 get their HSE test diploma and get qualified for future employment.
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Aurora area HSE testing centers
Waubonsee Comm. College-Aurora
5 East Galena Blvd – Aurora – IL 60506 – Ph: 630 – 801 – 7900 / 877 – 392 – 6433
College of DuPage-Carol Stream
500 Kuhn Rd – Carol Stream – IL 60188 – Ph: 630 – 942 – 4888
Reg. Office of Education-Kane County
210 S. 6th, St – Geneva – IL 60134 – Ph: 630 – 232 – 5957
College of DuPage-Glen Ellyn
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Phone: 630 – 942 – 2852
21193 Malta Rd, Malta – IL 60150 – Ph: 815 – 825 – 2086
College of Dupage-Naperville
1223 Rickert Dr – Naperville – IL 60540 – Ph: 630 – 942 – 4700
GED Test Center Kendall County (Historic Courthouse)
109 W Ridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560, Ph: 630 – 553 – 4168
Also worth visiting: Waukegan GED Programs
The HSE exam – for who is it?
The Illinois HSE program offers the GED (General Education Development) exam, HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) for adults without a high school diploma, and the certificate that you acquire when you successfully complete the Illinois HSE test can be compared to a high school diploma and is accepted by practically all employers, government agencies and universities across the United States. Go to GED in Illinois for eligibility details and check also these free practice tests for the IL HSE Test.
The minimum score required to pass the GED exam is 145 for every test (so a minimum of 580 in total) on a scale running from 100 to 200. In early 2016, the minimum required score to pass the GED tests was adjusted downwards by 5 points to 145. This was done because research had demonstrated that it was set at a too high level. You can read the entire story in this website’s GED News posts. Online GED testing is NOT possible. Testing must be done at a certified testing site. To get optimally prepared, take advantage of this website’s entirely free GED video classes and practice tests. HiSET and TASC come with their own individual scoring systems.
Can I take the HSE exam online?
No, there is NO possibility to take the HiSET, TASC, or GED tests over the internet. You still need to come to a designated HSE testing center in person, and please don’t you forget to bring proper Identification documents to avoid disappointment.
*) Waubonsee Community College
Waubonsee Community College offers HSE preparation classes for adults who are 16 years and older who never finished their normal high school education. HSE classes prepare applicants to successfully take all four tests of the Illinois HSE exam.
Those who pass will be awarded the high school equivalency diploma. These HSE prep classes are available on all of the school’s four campuses, and also at many locations in their communities. The classes are offered in morning, afternoon, night, and weekend classes. The school’s ‘Bridge and HSE test Enhanced’ programs allow students to get ready for the HSE exam, while they can at the same time earn tuition-free college credits and professional training in healthcare and manufacturing.
HSE prep classes are available in Spanish as well, and the HSE exam is also available in Spanish. The school has bilingual teachers for these classes in Aurora and also for other sites in the community. Before partaking in HSE classes, Spanish speaking applicants must have an assessment test, so you can report to the Adult Education office in room 460 at the school’s Aurora Campus, to make an appointment.
If you want to enroll in English-language ABE or HSE classes, you must first come to an official HSE test information session, and these sessions are held six times per month. Just pick out the day and time that suits you best, you don’t need to make an appointment. To be able to sit for the Illinois HSE exam, candidates must register directly with Pearson-VUE at GED.com or by phone: 877-392-6433. This doesn’t count for the TASC and HiSET exams