This page includes an overview of all GED prep locations and test centers in the Bloomington area. Illinois also offers the HiSET exam for the state’s high school equivalency testing program.
Both exams can be taken online or at one of Illinois’ designated testing facilities. Read more below about online GED and HiSET testing.
The computer-formatted GED® has four separate subtests (modules) in
- Social Studies
You can take one of the four GED modules at a time. No need to complete the GED battery in one take.
The HiSET® exam is offered both on computer and on paper and has five subtests that can be taken separately as well. These subtests are in Literary Reading, Literacy Writing, Math, Science, and Social studies.
Both exams assess knowledge and skills at a level that compares to what graduating high school students must command.
In Illinois, GED students are also required to pass the Illinois Constitution Test.
Check our page “GED testing in Illinois” to read all about qualification criteria or passing scores, and to learn more about the reduced GED testing fees and free GED testing in Illinois, <- check here.
Bloomington GED Prep Sites
STAR Adult Literacy (STAR: Sharing The Ability To Read)
201 E Grove Street – Suite 300 – Bloomington – IL 61701 – Ph: (309) 834.9222
The Dewitt-Logan-McLean-Livingston County STAR Adult Literacy program is free for all adult students ages 17 and up with math and reading skills below the 9th-grade level and also for all adult ESL students (English as a Second Language).
Bloomington Public Library (Heartland Community College)
205 E Olive Street – Bloomington – IL 61701 – (309) 268.8180 or (815) 408.0091
Registration is done at the HCC’s Normal campus (1500 W Raab Road, Normal)
Mid Central Community Action
1301 W Washington Street – Bloomington – IL 61701 – (309) 829.0691
Locations around Bloomington (Cities by Alphabet)
Parkland College GED Instruction
2400 W Bradley Avenue – Champaign – IL 61821 – Ph: (217) 351.2580
Check out all Champaign area GED prep options <- on this page
Clinton Higher Education Ctr (Richland Comm. Coll.)
140 Sunrise Court – Clinton – IL 61727 – Ph: (217) 935.6791
Hopedale Sylvan Ed. Center
222 Tremont St – Hopedale – Illinois 61747 – Ph: (309) 423-3496
Heartland Community College-Lincoln
620 Broadway St – Lincoln – Illinois 62656 – Ph: (217) 735-1731 or (815) 408.0091
Logan Correctional Ctr GED Instruction
1096 1350th Street – Lincoln – Illinois 62656 – Ph: (217) 735-5581
Not available to the public
Heartland Community College-Normal (Student Commons Building, 1000)
1500 W Raab Road – Normal – IL 61761 – Ph: (309) 268.8180 or (815) 408.0091
Need childcare? Call the Child Development Lab (309-268-8208) to learn about childcare options.
Para información en español: 309-268-8185.
GED prep classes are available in
YouthBuild McLean County
360 Wylie Drive – Suite 305 – Normal – IL 61761 – Ph: (309) 454-3898
211 Landmark Drive – Bldg D6 – Normal – IL 61761 – Ph: (309) 319-7606
Illinois Valley Community College High School Equivalency Program
815 N Orlando Smith Rd – Oglesby – Illinois 61348 – Ph: (815) 224-0358
Para información en Español: (815) 224-0355
Illinois Valley Community College Ottawa Center
321 W Main St – Ottawa – Illinois 61350 – Ph: (815) 224-0358
Illinois Central College Peoria
1 College Dr – Peoria – Illinois 61635 – Ph: (309) 694-5240
Check out more Peoria area GED prep sites <- on this page
Heartland Community College Pontiac
211 E Madison Street – Pontiac – IL 61764 – Ph: (815) 842.6777/268.8160 or (815) 408.0091
Livingston County Jail GED Program
844 W Lincoln Street – Pontiac – IL 61764 – Ph: (815) 844. 5774
No public availability
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Go to GED in Illinois to learn about eligibility requirements, discounted testing fees, and free testing.
GED Testing Centers in the Bloomington Area
Regional Office of Education #17 (HiSET, Suite 300)
201 E Grove Street, Suite 300, Bloomington, Illinois 61701, Phone 309-828-8807
The following Cities by Alphabet
Parkland College GED, HiSET testing (Room U-203)
2400 W Bradley Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61821, Phone 217-351-2433
Champaign-Ford Regional Off. of Ed. #9 (GED)
3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, Illinois 61822, Phone 217-893-3219
Regional Office of Education 53
2400 N Main Street, Suite C, East Peoria, Illinois 61611, Phone 309-477-2290
Heartland Community College-Lincoln (GED)
2201 Woodlawn Road, Suite 200, Lincoln, Illinois 62656, Phone 217-735-1731
Heartland Community College (Workforce Development Center 2600, GED)
1500 W Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761, Phone 309-268-8077
Illinois Valley Comm. College (GED)
815 N Orlando Smith Street, Oglesby, Illinois 61348, Phone 815-224-0542
Peoria Reg. Office of Education (Room 401, GED)
324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602, Phone 309-672-6906
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Regional Office of Ed #53-Pekin (GED)
414 Court Street, Suite 100, Pekin, Illinois 61554, Phone 309-477-2290
Heartland Community College-Pontiac (Suite 2, GED)
211 E Madison Street, Pontiac, Illinois 61764, Phone 815-842-6777
Online GED and HiSET
Until recently, online HiSET or GED testing was not an option. That was simply not available. If you wished to earn your high school equivalency degree, you had to show up at an official Illinois test site.
However, that has changed. The GED and HiSET are now also available in an online version using a proctor. To learn more, go to these pages: The online GED test and for HiSET information, check out The online HiSET exam.
In Illinois, the regular GED cost is $36 per separate test, but the state offers the GED test FOR FREE! In addition, you also need to pass a constitution test. The GED and HiSET were already available at a discounted rate in Illinois.
The regular fee for online GED testing is just as expensive, $36 per module, or $144 for the entire GED battery. To take the test online, you’ll also have to add $28 because you must first pass four GED Ready practice tests ($6.99 each) before you qualify for online testing. So that’ll add up to $172! But again, you can take the GED test for free in Illinois.
The Four GED Tests
If you want to get hold of your GED diploma, be sure to sit online or appear at a state-approved GED testing site well-prepared. The exam breakdown is as follows:
- Language Arts 150 minutes, including a student break (10 minutes)
- Mathematics 115 minutes
- Science 90 minutes
- Social Studies 70 minutes
GED preparation classes are available at no cost all over Illinois, and classes in your region are listed above. The GED is totally ‘digitalized,’ and you can register online by going to the online portal MyGED at GED.com.
A great feature of the GED program is that you can schedule (and pay for) 1 test at a time if you wish. You can also take all four tests in one day if you manage to find a test center with hours that can accommodate that.
Last Updated on November 26, 2023.