In this post, we list all GED prep facilities and testing centers in the Arlington Heights area. In Illinois, people who left high school without a diploma have two options to earn an equivalent degree.
These two options are the entirely computerized GED exam and the HiSET exam, which can be taken on paper or on a computer.
Both exams can be taken online or at state-designated test centers. Learn more about online GED and HiSET testing below. The Illinois HSE (high school equivalency) program offers adults without a high school diploma the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED® exam has four separate modules (subtests) that can be taken one at a time.
The GED testing fields are
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
The HiSET® exam includes individual reading and writing tests, so five overall that can also be taken separately.
In Illinois, you additionally need to pass the state’s Constitution Test. Additionally, the Illinois Community College Board announced they will cover the full cost of GED testing now for successful testers. Upon registration, use the code ILSAVE.
If you would like to learn more about Illinois testing fees, eligibility requirements, or passing scores, go to “GED in Illinois.”
Arlington Heights GED Prep Facility
Forest View Educational Center (Arlington Heights Adult Education & Family Literacy)
2121 S Goebbert Rd | Arlington Heights | IL 60005 | Phone: (847) 718-7953
For Spanish, call (847) 718-7722
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Locations around Arlington Heights (Cities by Alphabet)
College of DuPage Addison Learning Commons (@The Addison Center)
301 South Swift Rd | Addison | IL 60101 | Phone: (630) 942-4650
Bloomingdale Public Library (College of DuPage)
101 Fairfield Way | Bloomingdale | IL 60108 | Phone: (630) 942-3697
College of DuPage Carol Stream GED Instruction
500 Kuhn Rd | Carol Stream | IL 60188 | Phone: (630) 942-4900
Garfield Community Service Ctr (UIC-Center for Literacy)
10 S. Kedzie Ave | Chicago | IL 60612 | Phone: (312) 746.5416
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Oakton Community College-Des Plaines
1600 East Golf Rd | Des Plaines | IL 60016 | Phone: (847) 635-1426
Elgin Comm. Coll. GED Classes
B 1700 Spartan Dr | Bldg K – Rm K100 | Elgin | IL 60123 | Phone: (847)-214-6904
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College of DuPage Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd | Glen Ellyn | IL 60137 | Phone: (630) 942-3697
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. College of DuPage also offers free Spanish HSE prep classes. Registration can be done in class. For more information, call 630-942-3697.
1107 Waukegan Rd | Glenview | IL 60025 | Phone: (224) 616-5904
Sylvan Lake Zurich
745 W Route 22 | Lake Zurich | IL 60047 | Phone: (224) 655-6848
Harper College Adult Education Program
1200 Algonquin Rd | Palatine | IL 60067 | Phone: (847) 925-6223
Building D, Room D164
25 N Roselle Rd | Schaumburg | IL 60194 | Phone: (847) 807-4113 or (847) 380-9238
Oakton Community College-Skokie
7701 N Lincoln Ave | Skokie | IL 60077 | Phone: (847) 635-1426
Vernon Hills Sylvan Ed. Center
945 Lakeview Pkwy | Suite 130 | Vernon Hills | IL 60061 | Phone: (224) 543.0696
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Online GED and HiSET Exams
Taking the HiSET or GED online was, until recently, not possible. It just wasn’t offered online. If you wanted to earn your Illinois High School Equivalency diploma, you had to come to one of the state’s official testing sites.
That has changed, though. The GED and HiSET have now introduced online proctored test versions. For more information, check out these articles: ‘Online proctored GED testing’ and for HiSET information, check out ‘Online proctored HiSET testing.’
Arlington Heights Area GED Test Sites
Cities by Alphabet
Addison Learning Center (College of DuPage)-GED
301 S. Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101, Phone 630-942-4650
College of DuPage-GED, HiSET
500 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188, Phone 630-942-4900
Wilbur Wright College-HiSET, GED
4300 N Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634, Phone 773-481-8897
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IT Expert Systems Des Plaines (HiSET)
2400 E Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Phone 847-350-9034
Elgin Community College-GED (B-115)
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123, Phone 847-214-7150
Joseph Business School-HiSET, GED
7600 W Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130, Phone 708-697-6200
College of DuPage-Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06/2A08
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Phone 630-942-2401
411 W Madison Street, Maywood, IL 60153, Phone 708-450-3500
West 40 Intermediate Service Center II-GED
415 Lexington Street, Maywood, IL 60153, Phone 708-449-4284
Harper College Palatine (Building A, Room A148)
1200 W Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067, Phone 847-925-6541
Harper College Prospect Heights
1375 S Wolf Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070, Phone 847-925-6212/6066
IT Expert Systems Schaumburg (HiSET Testing)
951 N Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone 847-350-9034
College of Lake County-Southlake Campus
1120 S Milwaukee Avenue, V212, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone 847-543-6544
Last Updated on November 26, 2023.