GED Classes Chicago, Illinois

This article lists all GED® class locations and test centers in the Chicago area. Illinois offers two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the HiSET® and GED exams.

Both the GED and HiSET can be taken online or at state-certified testing centers. Read more below about online HSE testing.

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HSE testing gives adults who never graduated high school the chance to obtain an equivalent diploma.

GED testing must be done computer-based while the HiSET exam can be taken on paper or on a computer.

GED testing is done through four independent tests in these academic fields: mathematics; social studies; science; and literacy.

You can take one of the four GED subtests (modules) at a time.

The HiSET exam has individual writing and reading tests, so five in total, that can also be taken separately.

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The GED is fully computer-based while the HiSET is available on paper and on a computer.

In Illinois, test takers must also pass the state’s Constitution exam if they want to earn their HSE diploma but due to the dire circumstances this year, that requirement was waived.

Chicago GED prep classes (by ZIP)

Literacy Chicago
17 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602, Ph: 312-870-1100

YMCA Training Alliance
11 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, Ph: 312-913-2150

Center For Literacy (University of Illinois – Chicago)
1040 W Harrison St, Room 1223, Chicago, IL 60607, Ph: 312-413-1914

YMCA of Metro Chicago GED Classes
1030 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607, Phone: 312-932-1200

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United Neighborhood Organization
954 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, Ph: 312-432-6301

St. Augustine College-South Campus
2610 W 25th Pl, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-878-3976

Arturo Velasquez Institute (Daley College)
2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-838-1815 or 312-869-9157 (text)
Classes in English and Spanish

Holy Family Parish
1080 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-492-8442

Instituto del Progreso Latino
2520 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-890-0055

Carole Robertson Center for Learning
2020 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-243-7300

Poder Learning Center
1637 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-226-2002

Casa Aztlan
1831 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-666-5508 x 7

Instituto del Progreso Latino
2570 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-890-0055

Chicago Workforce Center in Pilsen
1700 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 855-994-8328

A Safe Haven
2750 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-435-8300

Tolton Center (De La Salle Institute)
3647 S State St, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 312-747-3471

Bee Library GED Program
3647 S State St, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 312-747-6872

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Vocational Training Center
N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, Ph: 312-238-6042
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) was renamed  Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and offers HSE instruction to people with spinal cord injuries.

Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 773-850-7300

Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP)
500 N Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-563-9570

Chicago Center for Employment Training
100 N Western Ave, 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 773-533-3140

Illinois Youth Center (Jump Start Program)
136 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-857-1582

UIC Center for Literacy (Family Start Learning Center)
10 S Kedzie Ave (Lower Level, Rm L-15), Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-996-5221

Broadway Youth Center
3837 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, Ph: 773-299-7601

Anixter Center Literacy Program (Literacy Volunteers of Illinois)
2032 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, Ph: 773-928-8200 x 256

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St. Augustine College – Southeast
11000 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-878-3446/3976

Center of Higher Development (Lake Grove Village Apts.)
3515 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-265-5343/888-317-5480

South Chicago Learning Center
3055 E 92 St, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-291-6770

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St. Sabina Employment Resource Center
7825 South Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, Ph: 773-783-3760

Kennedy-King College
6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60621, Ph: 773-602-5340
Applicants can come to the school’s Adult Education Office (Main Campus) to start the pre-registration process on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Fridays between 9 a.m. and Noon.

Students must show proof of Illinois residency, and be at least 18 to be allowed into HSE classes (applicants 16 and 17 may register if they have an official release letter proving they no longer attend high school). Students are NOT required to have a social security number.

Central States SER Little Village Center
3948 W 26th St, Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-542-9030

Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center
3348 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-890-3100

Tolton Center
2414 S Albany Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 312-522-0024

The Learning Center 
2153 S Millard Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-277-3111

Allison United Foundation
4540 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624, Ph: 773-261-3309

Chicago Public Library (Legler Branch)
115 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago IL 60624, Ph: 312-746-7744

Albany Park Community Center 
3403 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, Ph: 773-583-5111

Howard Community Ctr GED Instruction  
7648 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626, Ph: 773-262-6622

Olive-Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-546-9140-6770/291-6690

Tonti Elementary
5815 S Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, Ph: 773-565-4233

Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, Ph: 773-481-8821/8822/8823

Parent University @ Steinmetz College GED Prep Class (Northwest Side Housing Ctr)
3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, Ph: 773-283-3888

Mitzi Freidheim Englewood Child & Family Center
1701 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 606636, Ph: 773-476-6998

Woodlawn Resource Center
6144 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Ph: 773-451-8077

Onward Neighborhood House-Belmont Cragin
5423 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, Ph: 773-622-3215
Onward Neighborhood House is located between Central Avenue and Long Avenue

Harry S. Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-649-6676/907-4350

St. Augustine College-Main Campus
1333 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-276-9196/878-8756
St. Augustine College now also offers a free, intensive 9-week HiSET and GED prep course in English and Spanish for students from the Chicago area. For more information call 773-878-3367 (Chicago) or 630-692-3543 (Aurora and suburbs).

Heartland Human Care Services
4411 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-336-6011

Jane Addams Resource Corporation
4432 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-751-7109

Chicago Public Library Portage-Cragin Branch (Literacy Chicago)
5108 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60641, Ph: 312-744-0152

West Side Learning Center (Malcolm X College)
4624 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644, Ph: 312-850-7420

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St. Augustine College – West Campus
3255 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-878-3358

Wright College Humboldt Park 
1645 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-481-8300/8059

Sisterhouse
851 N Leamington Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-626-2914
SisterHouse is a faith-oriented community of women that provides temporary housing to women, offering them a secure environment of order, respect, peace, and education.

La Posada Family Shelter (Casa Central)
3209 W Evergreen, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-782-8820

Richard J Daley College 
7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652, Ph: 773-838-7800
Classes in English and Spanish

Chicago Urban League
4510 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-265-5343

ASN Alternative Schools Network Prep Institute (GED)
700 E Oakwood Blvd, Room 520, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-706-2602

Harry S. Truman College (Lakeside Center)
3310 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, Ph: 773-907-4400

Centro Romero 
6216 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, Ph: 773-508-5300 x 15

Safer Foundation (Youth Empowerment Program)
609 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, Ph: 773-638-8480

To learn all about the reduced fees in Illinois for GED and HiSET testing, check out this page.

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GED prep classes around Chicago (cities by alphabet)

College of DuPage (Addison Regional Ctr)
301 S Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101, Ph: 630-942-4600

District 214 Comm. Education (Forest View Ed. Center) 
2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, Ph: 847-718-7953
See more Arlington Heights locations here

Waubonsee Comm. Coll. Fox Valley
2060 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60504, Phone: 630.966.4600
For all Aurora area courses check: Aurora GED Courses

Education Center at Blue Island (Moraine Valley Community College)
12940 S Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois 60406, Ph: 708.974.5331

Morton College (HSEC Certificate Program)
3801 S Central Ave, Rm 245 C, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 708-656-8000 ext. 2373/2374
The High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) is the equivalency to 12 years of regular education. Morton College provides HSEC prep courses in the subject areas of the exam.

Evanston High School 
1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60204, Ph: 847-982-9888
See all Evanston options here

Joliet Junior Coll.-Academic Skills Center
1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431, Ph: 815.280.1325
More locations can be found at Joliet GED Courses

Dominican Literacy Center
1503 Rice Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160, Ph: 708-338-0659

Southwest Suburban Cook Co. American Job Ctr 
7222 W Cermak Road, Suite 301, North Riverside, IL 60546, Ph: 708-222-3100

Western Cook County Literacy Volunteers
125 N Marion St, Suite 302, Oak Park, IL 60301, Ph: 708-848-8499

Moraine Valley Community College-Palos Hills
9000 W College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465, Ph: 708-974-5340

Thornton Township Adult Education (HSE program-SSC)
14323 S Halsted Street, Riverdale, IL 60827, Ph: 708-596-2000 x 2691

Triton College-HSE Education
2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, Ph: 708-456-0300 ext. 3259 or 3513

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For more information on GED/HiSET testing in Illinois and about reduced GED/HiSET testing fees, go to this page.

Online GED and HiSET testing

Until recently, taking the High School Equivalency Test over the internet was not possible. It was simply not available online. To get hold of a GED diploma, you needed to show up at one of Illinois’ state-designated testing sites.

Well, that has changed! GED and HiSET testing is now also possible online with the use of an online proctor. For more detailed information, go to the online proctored GED test, and the online proctored HiSET test.

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GED testing centers in the Chicago area

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Arturo Velasquez Institute (HiSET, Room 1219)
2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-838-7775

Malcolm X College (GED or HiSET)
1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-850-7238

South Chicago Learning Center (Lab 15, HiSET)
3055 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-291-6472

Kennedy-King Testing Center (HiSET, V Building, Room V219)
747 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60621, Ph: 773-602-5340

Chicago State University (Education Bldg, Fl 2C, Office #208, GED)
9501 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-995-2598

Olive Harvey College (Room 2401/2402, GED)
10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-291-6472

America Business College (GED or HiSET)
4440 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632, Ph: 773-650-1010

Wilbur Wright College (Room L127-L131, GED)
4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, Ph: 773-481-8897/8450

America Business College (GED or HiSET)
5649 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, Ph: 773-417-4900

Harry S Truman College (Main Building, Room L114, GED or HiSET)
1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-907-4889

Richard J. Daley College (Room 2103, GED or HiSET)
7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652, Ph: 773- 838-7775

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (GED)
700 E Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-256-2034

American Social Services of Uptown-Chicago (HiSET, Ste 205)
2800 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659, Ph: 773-249-4325

YEP GED Testing
609 West Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, Ph: 312-575-3270

Morton College (GED or HiSET)
3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 708-656-8000

America Business College-Cicero (HiSET)
5713 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 773-417-4900

Joseph Business School (GED or HiSET)
7600 W Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130, Ph: 708-697-6200

West 40 Intermediate Service Ctr #2 (Suite 104, GED)
4413 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162, Ph: 708-449-4284

PLCCA (Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action) GED Testing
411 W Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153, Ph: 708-450-3500

American Social Services of Uptown-Oak Forest (HiSET)
6006 159th St, Bldg B, Second Floor, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Ph: 773-506-0268

South Suburban College-Oak Forest Campus (Room 5) (GED or HiSET)
16333 S Kilbourn Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Ph: 708-225-6055

Moraine Valley Comm. Coll. (Building G, Room G231, GED or HiSET)
9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465, Ph: 708-974-5309

College of DuPage-Westmont (GED or HiSET)
650 Pasquinelli Dr, Westmont, IL 60559, Ph: (630) 942-4850

 

Last Updated on September 6, 2021.