This article lists all GED class locations and test centers in the Chicago area. Illinois offers two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED exams.
Both the GED and HiSET can be taken online or at state-certified testing centers. Read more below about online testing.
The exams give adults who never graduated high school the chance to obtain an equivalent diploma.
GED® testing must be done computer-based, while the HiSET® exam 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 exam has individual writing and reading tests, so five in total, that can also be taken separately.
The GED is fully computer-based, while the HiSET is 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 (High School Equivalency) diplomas.
Chicago GED prep classes (by ZIP)
YMCA of Metro Chicago GED Classes
1030 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607, Phone: 312-932-1200
St. Augustine College-South Campus
2610 W 25th Pl, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-878-3976
Arturo Velasquez Institute (Daley College)
2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-838-7800
Classes in English and Spanish
Chicago Workforce Center in Pilsen
1700 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 855-994-8328
A Safe Haven
2750 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-435-8300
A Safe Haven program allows youth and young adults to earn a High School or GED diploma and get certified in professional fields like Culinary Arts and Welding.
1609 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 312-635-6493
Tolton Center (De La Salle Institute)
3647 S State St, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 312-747-3471/3468
The Tolton Center offers English as a Second Language (ESL), Family Learning, and Adult Basic Education.
UIC-FAST SOUTHWEST-St. Joseph Day Care
4800 S Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph: 773-650-7731
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Vocational Rehabilitation Program
541 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, Ph: 312-238-6819
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) was renamed Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and offers GED instruction to people with spinal cord injuries.
Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd, Room 2415, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 773-850-7300
Chicago Center for Employment Training (Healey North)
100 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 773-533-3140 or 312-633-1670
Illinois Youth Center (Jump Start Program)
136 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-857-1582
UIC-Center for Literacy FAST WEST-Garfield Community Service Center
10 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, Ph: 312-746-5416
Broadway Youth Center
3837 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, Ph: 773-299-7601
St. Augustine College – Southeast
11000 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-878-3446/3976
St. Augustine College’s 10-week intensive GED course (both in English and Spanish) is available at the school’s Chicago West Campus (3255 W Armitage Ave, Ph: 773-878-3358) and Chicago South Campus (2610 W 25th Pl, Ph: 773-878-3976).
Center of Higher Development
3515 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-538-4671/888-317-5480
South Chicago Learning Center
3055 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617, Ph: 773-291-6770
South Chicago Learning Center is located in Olive-Harvey College.
Check also -. GED Illinois Practice Test
St. Sabina Employment Resource Center
7825 South Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, Ph: 773-783-3760
St. Sabina Employment Resource Ctr offers free GED classes in partnership with Kennedy-King College.
747 W 63rd St (V-211), 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.
Central States SER Little Village Center
3948 W 26th St, Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-542-9030 x 235
Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center
3348 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-890-3100
The Learning Center
2153 S Millard Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, Ph: 773-277-3111
The Learning Center is one of Malcolm X College’s off-campus sites.
Howard Community Ctr GED Instruction
7648 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626, Ph: 773-262-6622
10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-291-6690
Main Building, Room 3114
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, Ph: 773-481-8823
Arts Building Room A-205
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, Room 2230, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-907-4350
St. Augustine College-Main Campus
1333 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-276-9196/878-8756
St. Augustine College offers a free, intensive 9-week HiSET and GED prep course in English and Spanish for students from the Chicago area. For more information call 773-878-3367 (Chicago) or 630-692-3543 (Aurora and suburbs). The GED course is offered at the school’s West and South locations.
Jane Addams Resource Corporation
4432 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-751-7109/7123
Chicago Public Library Portage-Cragin Branch (Literacy Chicago)
5108 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60641, Ph: 312-744-0152
West Side Learning Center (Malcolm X College)
4624 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644, Ph: 312-850-7420
St. Augustine College – West Campus
3255 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-878-3358
West Town Coalition GED Classes
3501 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-235-2144
Humboldt Park Vocational Center
1645 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, Ph: 773-481-8823/8300
Jane Addams Resource Corporation
976 N Kilbourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60651, Ph: 773-751-7123
Richard J Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652, Ph: 773-838-7800
Classes in English and Spanish
UIC-Center for Literacy FAST South (King Community Service Center)
4314 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 312) 747-2354
Chicago Urban League
4510 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-265-5343
ASN Alternative Schools Network Prep Institute GED Classes
700 E Oakwood Blvd, Room 520, Chicago, IL 60653, Ph: 773-706-2602
6216 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, Ph: 773-508-5300 x 15
641 West Lake, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661, Ph: 312-870-1100
Safer Foundation (Youth Empowerment Program)
609 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, Ph: 773-638-8480 or 312- 575-3285
GED prep classes around Chicago (cities by alphabet)
College of DuPage (Addison Regional Ctr)
301 S Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101, Ph: 630-942-4650
District 214 Comm. Education (Forest View Ed. Center)
2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, Ph: 847-718-7953
See more Arlington Heights GED prep locations <- here
Waubonsee Comm. Coll. Fox Valley
2060 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60504, Phone: 630.966.4600
For all Aurora area courses, check here -> Aurora GED Courses
Education Center at Blue Island (Moraine Valley Community College)
12940 S Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois 60406, Ph: 708.974.5331/5300
Morton College (HSEC Certificate Program)
3801 S Central Ave, Rm 214C, Cicero, IL 60804, Ph: 708-656-8000 ext. 2373/2369
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.
Evanston High School
1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60204, Ph: 847-982-9888
See all Evanston GED prep options <- here
Sylvan Forest Park-Oak Park
7217 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130, Ph: 708-689-4140
Joliet Junior Coll.-Academic Skills Center
1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431, Ph: 815.280.1333
More locations can be found here -> Joliet GED Courses
Southwest Suburban Cook Co. American Job Ctr (Referral)
7222 W Cermak Road, Suite 301, North Riverside, IL 60546, Ph: 708-222-3100
Sylvan Oak Lawn-Evergreen Park
10338 S Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, Ph: 708-572-0171
Moraine Valley Community College-Palos Hills
9000 W College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465, Ph: 708-974-5340/4300
Thornton Township Adult Education (GED program-SSC)
14323 S Halsted Street, Riverdale, IL 60827, Ph: 708-596-2000 x 2691/2385/2475
Triton College-GED Education
2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, Ph: 708-456-0300 ext. 3259 or 3513
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Online GED and HiSET testing
Until recently, taking the High School Equivalency Test over the internet was not possible. It was simply not available online. To get hold of a GED diploma, you needed to show up at one of Illinois’ state-designated testing sites.
Well, that has changed! GED and HiSET testing is now also possible online with the use of an online proctor. For more detailed information, go to these pages: The online GED test,’ and for HiSET information, ‘The online HiSET test.’
GED testing centers in the Chicago area
After Chicago, Cities by Alphabet
Arturo Velasquez Institute (HiSET, Room 1219)
2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, Ph: 773-838-7775
Malcolm X College (GED or 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, GED)
9501 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-995-2598
Olive Harvey College (Room 2401/2402, GED)
10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, Ph: 773-291-6472
America Business College (GED or HiSET)
4440 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632, Ph: 773-650-1010
Wilbur Wright College (Room L127-L131, GED)
4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, Ph: 773-481-8897/8450
America Business College (GED or HiSET)
5649 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, Ph: 773-417-4900
Harry S Truman College (Main Building, Room L114, GED or HiSET)
1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, Ph: 773-907-4889
Richard J. Daley College (Room 2103, GED or HiSET)
7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652, Ph: 773- 838-7775
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (GED)
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 or 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 or HiSET)
7600 W Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130, Ph: 708-697-6200
West 40 Intermediate Service Ctr #2 (Suite 104, GED)
4413 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162, Ph: 708-449-4284
PLCCA (Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action) GED Testing
411 W Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153, Ph: 708-450-3500
American Social Services of Uptown-Oak Forest (HiSET)
6006 159th St, Bldg B, Second Floor, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Ph: 773-506-0268
South Suburban College-Oak Forest Campus (Room 5) (GED or HiSET)
16333 S Kilbourn Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Ph: 708-225-6055
Moraine Valley Comm. Coll. (Building G, Room G231, GED or HiSET)
9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465, Ph: 708-974-5309
College of DuPage-Westmont (GED or HiSET)
650 Pasquinelli Dr, Westmont, IL 60559, Ph: (630) 942-4850
Last Updated on August 6, 2022.