GED Classes Decatur, Illinois

This post includes an overview of GED prep facilities and testing sites in and around Decatur, Illinois. The state of Illinois uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET exams.

Both the HiSET and GED are given online and at certified testing centers. Learn more about online testing below.

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The exams give adults who left high school prematurely the opportunity to acquire an equivalent credential.

The GED® exam is a fully computer-based set of four independent subject tests in Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

You can take one of the four GED subtests (or modules) at a time.

The HiSET® has two literacy tests (writing and reading), so five in total, that are also available separately.

Test takers in Illinois must also take and pass the Illinois Constitution exam.


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Decatur GED prep locations

Richland Community College
1 College Park | Decatur | Illinois 62521 | Phone: (217) 875-7211 ext. 6489/6355
Richland Community College also offers the Family Literacy Program, and students in GED prep classes for parents with children up to 3 years old may qualify for transportation and parenting services that are offered in partnership with the BabyTalk program at Central Christian Church. The school’s Adult Education Program will refer students interested in these services to BabyTalk for consultation and further screening. (BabyTalk, 500 E Lake Shore Dr, Decatur, IL 62521, Phone: 217.475.2234)

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Alternative Education Center
300 E Eldorado Street | Decatur | Illinois 62523 | Phone: (217) 424-3085

Central Christian Church (BabyTalk Family Literacy Program)
650 W William Street | Decatur | IL 62522 | Phone: (217) 422-5249

Macon-Piatt Adult Education Center (BabyTalk Family Literacy Program)
432 N Water Street | Decatur | IL 62526 | Phone: (217) 422-6113
Located next to the Avon Theater

Homework Hangout Youthbuild
249 S Webster Street | Decatur | IL 62521 | Phone: (217) 872-2306

Workforce Investment Solutions (referral only)
757 W Pershing Road | Decatur | Illinois 62526 | Phone: (217) 872-5870

The fees for GED and HiSET testing were reduced in Illinois. Read more about the lowered GED testing fees in Illinois <- here.

You can read more here -> about GED testing requirements in Illinois.

GED prep sites around Decatur (cities by alphabet)

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Arthur Public Library (Lake Land College)
225 S Walnut St | Arthur | Illinois 61911 | Phone: (217) 238.8292

Parkland College GED Classes
2400 W Bradley Ave | Champaign | Ilinois 61821 | Phone: (217) 351.2580
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Clinton Education Center (RCC)
140 Sunrise Court | Clinton | Illinois 61727 | Phone: (217) 875-7211 ext. 6489 or 6355

The Kluthe Ctr. for Higher Education (Lake Land Coll.) 
1204 Network Center Boulevard | Effingham | Illinois 62401 | Phone: (217) 238.8292
You can find more Effingham GED prep sites on this page

Forsyth Adult Education & Training Ctr (Decatur Public Schools)
1415 Hickory Point Mall | Route 51 N | Forsyth | Illinois 62523 | Phone: (217) 875-0061

Heartland Comm. Coll. GED Classes
2201 Woodlawn Rd | Lincoln | IL 62656 | Phone: (217) 735.1731

Logan Correctional Ctr GED Instruction
1096 1350th Street | Lincoln | IL 62656 | Phone: (217) 735.5581
No public availability

Lake Land College-Mattoon (Workforce Development Center) 
5001 Lake Land Blvd | Mattoon | Illinois 61938 | Phone (217) 238.8292

Lake Land College-Pana (Western Region Ctr)
600 E First Street | Pana | Illinois 62557 | Phone: (217) 238-8292

Shelbyville High School Campus (LLC)
1001 W North 6th St | Shelbyville | IL 62565 | Phone: (217) 238.8292

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Lincoln Land Comm. Coll. GED Classes
5250 Shepherd Rd | Springfield | IL 62694 | Ph: (217) 786.2349
All Springfield area GED prep classes <- can be found here

Sullivan High School Campus (LLC)
725 N Main St | Sullivan | IL 61951 | Phone: (217) 238.8292

LLCC-Taylorville
800 S. Spresser St | Taylorville | Illinois 62568 | Phone (217) 786.2349

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GED testing sites in the Decatur area

After Decatur, Cities by Alphabet

Richland Community College GED Testing
One College Park – Decatur – Illinois 62521 – Ph (217) 875.7200/7211

Regional Off. of Education#39-HiSET
1690 Huston Drive | Decatur | Illinois 62526 | Phone (217) 872-3721

ROE # 17-Bloomington (HiSET)
200 W. Front Street – Ste 500 D – Bloomington – Illinois 61701 – Ph (309) 888.5120

Parkland College GED testing
2400 W. Bradley Avenue | Champaign | Illinois 61821 | Phone (217) 351-2433

Champaign-Ford Reg. Off. of Education 9 (GED Testing)
3358 Big Pine Trail – Champaign – Illinois 61822 – Ph (217) 893.3219

Heartland Comm. College-Lincoln (GED)
620 Broadway St | Lincoln | Illinois 62656 | Phone (217) 735-1731

Lake Land College GED Testing Center
5001 Lake Land Boulevard | Mattoon | Illinois 61938 | Phone (217) 234-5287

Heartland Comm College GED Testing Center
1500 W Raab Road | Normal | Illinois 61761 | Phone (309) 268-8050

Sangamon County Reg. Off. of Education (GED)
2201 S. Dirksen Parkway | Springfield | Illinois 62703 | Phone (217) 753-6620

Regional Office of Ed 3 (GED Testing)
101 S. Main Street | Taylorville | Illinois 62568 | Phone (217) 824.4730

Online GED or HiSET testing

Taking the GED or HiSET exam online was, until very recently, not an option. The tests were simply not offered online. To take the exams, you were required to come to an official testing site.

However, that is changing! The GED and HiSET exams have introduced online test formats using a proctor. To learn more about the online GED exam, check out ‘The online proctored GED test,’ and for more HiSET information, go to ‘The HiSET-at-Home test.’

Prepare well

Both the HiSET and GED are challenging tests, and getting well prepared is your key to success. Though in Illinois, there’s no requirement to take a prep course or the official GED Ready Test prior to taking the exam, decent preparation is absolutely recommended.

Last Updated on August 6, 2022.