This page includes an overview of all GED® prep class options and testing sites in the Peoria region.
Illinois uses three options for HSE (High School Equivalency) testing, the GED, TASC, and HiSET.
The HSE test gives persons who didn’t graduate high school another option to obtain an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a comparable level as what HS seniors must know upon graduation.
The GED must be taken entirely on a computer and includes four tests in literacy, social studies, math, and science.
You are given two years to deal with all four GED subtests. This does not apply to the HiSET and TASC that are offered on-paper and on-computer.
The HiSET and TASC exams have five tests. The section Literacy comes with separate English Reading and English Writing tests.
Online HSE testing is not an option. Testing needs to be done at an official Illinois HSE test center.
In Illinois, test takers must also pass the Illinois Constitution Exam.
Peoria GED classes (by ZIP)
800 NE Madison Avenue | Peoria | IL 61603 | Phone: 309-671-5200
The Salvation Army
2903 W Nebraska Avenue | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Proctor Recreation Center
309 S DuSable Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-673-9183
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Logan Recreation Center
1414 S Livingston Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-676-8179
South Side Mission
1127 S Laramie Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Harrison Resource Center
2605 W Krause Avenue | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Tri-County Peoria Urban League
317 S MacArthur Highway | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-672-4352
Common Place Family Learning Center
514 S Shelley Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
New Millennium Institute
323 E Eller Drive East | Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-208-8778
East Peoria Head Start Family Center
233 Leadley Avenue | East Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Fondulac District Library
400 Richland Street | East Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-431-1341
GED preparation is offered from Jan. 18, 2017, through cooperation between the Fondulac District Library, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Peoria Park District ELITE Program.
First Baptist Church of Peoria
411 W Lake Avenue | Peoria | IL 61614 | Phone: 309-682-5491
Spanish GED classes
Illinois Central College-Adult Education
1 College Drive | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC’s GED prep classes are free through a grant from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Enrollment is first to come first serve and start at each semester’s beginning and mid-term. ICC’s GED classes are available at the school’s East Peoria, North, and Pekin campus locations and several sites in the school’s service area. For information on locations and class times, please call ICC’s Adult Education office at 309-694-5240.
ICC Downtown Campus-Perley Building
115 SW Adams Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC North Campus
5407 N University Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Are adjustments needed? Should we add a prep location? Please feel free to inform us here. Your contributions are highly valued.
Locations around Peoria (cities by alphabet)
Alpha Park Public Library
3527 S Airport Road | Bartonville | IL 61607 | Phone: 309-694-5240
YouthBuild McLean County
1111 West Market Street | Bloomington | IL 61701 | Ph: 309.827.7507
Find all Bloomington options here
Spoon River College | Adult Education
23235 N County Highway 22 | Canton | IL 61520 | Phone: 309-649-6229
Spoon River College provides GED instruction at sites in Canton, Macomb, Havana, and Rushville.
In Canton and Havana call (309)649-6229. In Macomb and Rushville call (309)833-6017.
300 Reagan Drive | Eureka | IL 61530 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Carl Sandburg College
1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone: 309.344.1631
You can find all Galesburg options here
Spoon River College
324 E Randolph Street | Havana | IL 62644 | Phone: 309.649.6229
Lacon Area Community Center
405 N Washington | Lacon | IL 61540 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Pekin ICC South Campus
225 Hanna Drive (Riverway Business Park) | Pekin | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Pekin High School
1901 Court Street | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone: 309-694-5240
YWCA Adult Literacy Program
315 Buena Vista Avenue | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone: 309-347-2104 x 23
Lincoln Land Comm. College GED Program
5250 Shepard Rd | Springfield | Illinois 62694 | Ph: 217.786.2349
For all Springfield-area locations go to Springfield GED Classes
Marshall – Putnam – Woodford Counties Regional Office of Education
117 S Jefferson Street | Washburn | IL 61570 | Phone: 309-248-8212
Please contact us here if you want a GED prep facility included, or if you have any comments/adjustments.
Peoria area GED testing centers
Peoria County Office of Education (Courthouse)
324 Main St | Rm 401 | Peoria | IL 61602 | Phone: 309-672-6906
Carl Sandburg Coll. GED testing
2400 T.L. Wilson Blvd | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone: 309.341.5323
Regional Office of Education
257 W Lincoln Avenue | Lewistown | IL 61542 | Phone: 309-518-8029
Heartland Comm. Coll. GED testing
620 Broadway Street | Lincoln | IL 62656 | Phone: 217-735-1731
Tazewell County Regional Office of Education
414 Court St | Suite 100 | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone: 309-477-2290
Woodford County Regional Office of Education
117 S Jefferson | Washburn | IL 61570 | Phone: 309-248-8212
The four GED tests
The new version of the GED exam is divided into four separate tests on Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies, and candidates have the choice to take one test at a time, there is no need to take everything at once. Scores count for two years from the time of the first registration.
GED passing score
Test results are measured on a scale of 100 to 200. The required score on each test was 150, so you needed at least to reach a score of 600 overall. In March 2016 this was lowered to 145 (580 overall) because the bar was raised too high in 2014 when the new GED exam was rolled out. HiSET and TASC have their own individual scoring methods.
No online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing
Online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing is not an option. You are required to show up at a state-approved HSE test site, bring proper identification, and take the four tests in person. Websites trying to make you believe that online testing or an ‘online GED diploma’ is possible, are run by con artists who are only trying to get to your money. Their so-called ‘diplomas’ have no value and will never be accepted by schools or employers.