GED Classes Chicago, Illinois

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

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 TASC and HiSET 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 and TASC have individual writing and reading tests, so five in total that can also be taken separately.

The GED is fully computer-based while the TASC and HiSET are 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.

Chicago GED Prep Classes (by ZIP)

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International Academy of Design & Technology
1 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602, Ph: 312-980-9200

Jobs for Youth Chicago
17 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602, Ph: 312-499-4778

Jobs For Youth Chicago
2230 S Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602, Ph: 312-225-4810

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

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

Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
1850 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-666-1331
HSE preparation for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Chicago Lighthouse is approved as a nonpublic education facility.

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 Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-226-2002
PLC has an open enrollment policy, meaning that applicants can register year-round. Registration is possible on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and during this registration, all applicants will take a placement to determine their academic level. Applicants need to be 16 years or older to qualify for PLC’s programs.

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

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

Tolton Center (De La Salle Institute)
1850 S Throop Street,  Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-747-3471

Chicago Workforce Center in Pilsen
1700 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 855-994-8300

National Able Network Adult Education Program
1700 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 855-994-8390

Rauner Family YMCA
2700 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-847-3115

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
1751 W 47th St, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 773-523-4416 x 117

Aquinas Literacy Center
3540 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 773-927-0512

National Latino Education Institute
2011 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 773-247-0707 x 253

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: 312-747-3471

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

Malcolm X College
1900 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 773-295-2325

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

Prologue Adult Education Center
640 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613, Ph: 773-935-9925

Christopher House
2507 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, Ph: 773-472-1083

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

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Chinese American Service League
2141 S Tan Ct, Chicago, IL 60616, Ph: 312-791-0418

Parmer Activity Center
3455 S Wabash Ave SW, Chicago, IL 60616, Ph: 312-842-7355

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

Center of Higher Development
3515 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-265-5343

Corazon a Corazon
8235 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-221-0620

South Chicago YMCA
3039 East 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-721-9100

Korean American Community Services
4300 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, Ph: 773-583-5501

GIVE Community Services
7151 Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60619, Ph: 733-651-5785

Auburn Gresham Portal
1159 W 79th St, Chicago, IL 60620 Ph: 773-483-4333

Brainerd Community Development Corporation
9336 South May St, Chicago, IL 60620, Ph: 773-238-8763

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

Auburn-Gresham Universal Resource Center
1153 West 79th St, Chicago, IL 60620, Ph: 773-347-0024

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.

Kennedy-King College
6800 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60621, Ph: 773-602-5340

Alpha Temple Baptist Church
6701 S Emerald Ave, Chicago, IL 60621, Ph: 773-723-5500

Erie Neighborhood House
1347 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60622, Ph: 312-432-2257

St. Joseph Services
2516 W Cortez St, Chicago, IL 60622, Ph: 73-261-8851

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

Carole Robertson Center for Learning
3701 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-522-8400

Carole Robertson Center for Learning
2929 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773- 521-1600

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

Tolton Center
2708 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 312-42-6301

The Learning Center (House of Connections)
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 Kimball
5101 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, Ph: 773-509-5650

Cambodian Association of Illinois
2831 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, Ph: 773-878-7090

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

Hanul Family Alliance
5008 N Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60625, Ph: 773-439-5195

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

Howard Community Ctr GED Instruction 
7510 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, Ph: 773-262-6622

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

West Communities YMCA
6235 S Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, Ph: 773-434-0300

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

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

Parkway Community Center – Hull
500 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637, Ph: 773-493-1306

South Side YMCA
6330 S Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637, Ph: 773-947-0700

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

St. Augustine College-Main Campus
1333 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-276-9196

Alternative Schools Network Chicago
1807 W Sunnyside Ave,  Suite 1 D, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-728-4030

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

4753 N Broadway, Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-989-5647

Jane Addams Development Corporation
4432 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-728-9769 x 64

Refugee and Immigrant Comm. Services (Literacy Center)
5751 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, Ph: 773-252-8715

Prologue Adult Education
1135 N Cleaver St, Chicago, IL 60642, Ph: 773-935-9925

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

Jewish Vocational Service
6526 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60645, Ph: 773-743-5638

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St. Augustine College – West Campus
3255 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-878-3976

Dominican Sisters Literacy Center
2436 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-384-0659

UIC Center for Literacy (Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center)
1645 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-489-8944

McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 N Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-235-2525

ABJ Community Services
1818 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, Ph: 773-265-5343

Association House of Chicago
1116 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-772-7170 x 9003

Chicago Commons ETC
3441 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-826-0739

Comprehensive Community Organization Chicago
3945 W Division St Chicago, Illinois 60651, Ph: 773-921-8183

St. Joseph Services Austin
819 N Leamington Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-261-8851

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

The Salvation Army Freedom Center 
825 N Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 312-850-7300 (Malcolm X Coll.)

Richard J Daley College 
7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652, Ph: 773-838-7800

Centers for New Horizons
4150 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-265-5343

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

Wabash YMCA
3763 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-285-0020

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

Asian Human Services (LEAF Program)
2838 W. Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659, Ph: 773-564-4944

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

Safer Foundation (PACE Institute)
571 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661, Ph: 312-922-2200

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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. HSE Program
5 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, Illinois 60506, Ph: 630.801.7900 (ext. 4119)
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.

Tutoria Latina
5342 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 708-477-6383

Chicago One-Stop Career Center
2138 S 61st Ct, 3rd Fl, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 708-222-3100 x 1311
The SERCO Youth Program is located in the Olympic Theater Building – Cicero IL workNet Center)

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

Enhanced Training Opportunities
1099 W Hawthorn Dr, Itasca, IL 60143, Ph: 630-250-9440

Stepping Stones GED Classes
1621 Theodore St, Joliet, Illinois 60435, Ph: 815.744.4555
More locations can be found at Joliet GED Courses

The congregation of St. Joseph
1515 W Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526, Ph: 708-482-5060 (ext. 506)

School And Tutors On Wheels
1515 W Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526, Ph: 708-354-9200

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

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

Triton College-HSE Education
2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, Ph: 708-456-0300 x 3829

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GED Testing Centers in the Chicago Area

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

Malcolm X College (GED-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)
9501 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-995-2598

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
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-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-HiSET)
7600 W Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130, Ph: 708-697-6200

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

411 W Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153, Ph: 708-450-3500

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

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

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