GED Classes Waukegan, Illinois

Listed in this post are all GED® classes and test centers in the Waukegan area. Illinois using two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the HiSET® and GED exams.

Both exams are offered online and at certified testing facilities. Check below for more details about online GED and HiSET testing.

HSE testing offers people who never graduated high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent credential.

HSE testing takes place at a level that compares to that of graduating HS students.

The GED has four subtests in the fields of Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies that you can be taken separately.

The HiSET exam has individual writing and reading subtests, so overall five, that you can also take separately.

The HiSET exam comes with both on-paper and on-computer formats whereas the GED is done exclusively on a computer.

In Illinois, GED applicants must also take and pass the state’s Constitution exam before they can receive their HSE diploma but, because of the dire circumstances, this requirement was suspended for the rest of the year.

HiSET and GED testing has become much cheaper in Illinois. Learn more here.

Waukegan GED prep locations

College of Lake County (Lakeshore Campus Adult Education)
1 N Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2866
College of Lake County provides individualized tutoring in reading, writing, and mathematics for adults who have not completed their high school education.

The school offers different levels of adult basic education at various days, so all applicants will be assessed for proper placement. Applicants who are students who return to the school must register and take a placement test if they have been away for over two years. Both the HSE exam and the U.S./Illinois Constitution test are offered in English and Spanish.

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Waukegan One-Stop Career Center (Illinois workNet Center )
one North Genesee Street, 1st Floor, Waukegan, IL  60085, Phone: 847-377-3450

Lake County Literacy Volunteers 
128 N County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2677

Father Gary Graf Center
510 10th Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-775-0858

Waukegan Adult Rehabilitation Center
431 S Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 800-728-7825

Umma Center
221 Washington St, Waukegan,  IL 60085, Phone: 847-336-6136

Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-623-2041
Spanish GED Classes: 847-623-2041 ext. 262

The Harbor HSE program
826 North Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085, phone: 847-782-8015

YouthBuild Waukegan (Youth Conservation Corps)
1020 W Greenwood Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087, Phone: 847-623-0900

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Burlington Adult Learning Center
496 McCanna Parkway, Room 123, Burlington, WI 53105, Phone: 262-767-5360

Prologue Adult Learning Ctr HSE Classes
640 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Phone: 773 . 935 . 9925
For all Chicago area locations go to Chicago area HSE Programs

McHenry County College
8900 Highway 14 – Crystal Lake – IL 60012 – Ph: 815-455-8752

Gateway Technical College (Elkhorn Campus Learning Success Center)
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, WI 53121, Phone: 262-741-8538
Each year, Gateway’s ABE (Adult Basic Education) Centers serves over 2,000 students ranging in age between 17 and 75. The school’s ABE centers provide individualized education to those looking to just brush up their math, reading, and writing skills, and to applicants who haven’t completed high school can earn their HSE diploma so they can move ahead in their careers or continue their education in college.

ABE Centers offer HSE prep classes free of charge to Wisconsin residents, and all applicants must first attend an orientation and registration session. The centers are: Elkhorn Campus Learning Success Center, Burlington Adult Learning Center, Racine Campus Learning Success Center, Martin Luther King Center Racine, and Kenosha Campus Adult Learning Center.

Walworth County Literacy Council
1000 East Centralia Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121, Ph: 262.957.0142

College of Lake County (Grayslake Campus Adult Education)
19351 W Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-543-2021

Huntington Grayslake Learning Center
1832 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-625-4000

YWCA Lake County 
1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180, Gurnee, IL 60031, Phone: 847-662-4247

Computer Systems Institute
5330 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031, Phone: 847-263-4258

Township High School District 113 
1040 Park Avenue W, Highland Park, IL 60035, Phone: 224-765-1021

YMCA Camp Duncan
32405 N Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041, Phone: 847-546-8086

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Gateway Tech (Kenosha Campus Adult Learning Center)
3520 30th Avenue (Room 111), Kenosha, WI 53144, 262 – 564-2006
You can find all Kenosha area options here

Hastings Lake YMCA
1995 Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL 60046, Phone: 847-356-4006

Milwaukee Publ. Library HSE Classes
814 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, Ph: 414.286.3000
Check out all Milwaukee area courses: Milwaukee area HSE Programs

Mundelein High School
1350 W Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL 60060, Phone: 847-949-2200 ext. 1400

Gateway Technical College
1001 South Main St, Racine, Wisconsin 53403, Ph: 262.619.6216
You can find all Racine options here

Community School for Parents
6 E Main Street, Round Lake Park, IL 60073, Phone: 847-201-1521

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
6 E Main Street, Round Lake Park, IL 60073, Phone: 847-201-1521

College of Lake County (Southlake Campus Adult Education)
1120 S Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: 847-543-2445

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Waukegan area GED testing centers

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College of Lake County-Lakeshore Campus (GED or HiSET)
33 N Genesee Street, Room N-203, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2121

College of Lake County-Grayslake Campus (Room B150, GED or HiSET)
19351 W Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-543-2076

Gateway Technical College (GED)
3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144, Phone: 414-564-2532

Gateway Technical College (GED)
1001 S Main Street, Racine, WI 53403, Phone: 262-619-6474

Harper Professional Center (GED)
650 E Higgins Road, Suite 2W, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: 847-925-6066

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

Online GED and HiSET tests introduced

Until recently, taking the GED or HiSET exam in an online format was impossible. There was just no high school equivalency test over the internet. If you were looking to acquire your HSE diploma, personal appearance at one of Illinois’ state-approved testing sites was required.

Now, that has all changed as both the HiSET and the GED exam have launched online versions. An online proctor will monitor if everything is done in line with strict regulations. To learn more, check out the following articles: introducing an online proctored GED exam, and online HiSET testing option introduced.


Last Updated on February 26, 2021.

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