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.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

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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

  • Language
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science

You can take these four GED subtests (independent modules) one or more at a time and in the order you like.

The HiSET® has two Language 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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The fees for GED and HiSET testing were already reduced in Illinois, and now, the GED exam is available at no cost as well. Read more about the lowered GED testing fees and free testing in Illinois <- here.

If you’d like to read more about Illinois GED testing requirements or passing scores, check out this page: “GED Testing In Illinois.”

Decatur GED Prep Locations

Richland Community College
1 College Park | Decatur | Illinois 62521 | Phone: (217) 875-7211 ext. 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

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
See all Champaign GED prep locations <- here

Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library, Room 4450
600 Lincoln Ave | Charleston  | Illinois 61920 | Phone: (217) 238.8292
GED instruction by Lake Land College

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 Dr | 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, Room 105)
5001 Lake Land Blvd | Mattoon | Illinois 61938 | Phone (217) 238.8292

Lake Land College-Pana (Western Region Ctr)
600 E First St | Pana | Illinois 62557 | Phone: (217) 238-8292
Lake Land College offers GED classes at the following locations:

  • Charleston – Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library, Room 4450
  • Effingham – Kluthe Ctr for Higher Education & Technology, 1204 Network Ctr Drive, Room 203
  • Marshall: – LLC Eastern Region Ctr., 224 S 6th Street
  • Mattoon – Workforce Development Ctr., 5001 Lake Land Boulevard, Room 105
  • Pana – LLC Western Region Ctr., 600 E 1st Street
  • Paris – Old Paris High Corner of S Central and W Crawford, Entrance S6
  • Shelbyville – First Assembly of God Church, 108 S Oak Street
  • Sullivan – Sullivan High, 725 N Main Street, Room 14

First Assembly of God
108 S Oak St | Shelbyville | IL 62565 | Phone: (217) 238-8292
GED instruction by Lake Land College

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Lincoln Land Comm. Coll. GED Classes
5250 Shepherd Rd | Springfield | IL 62694 | Ph: (217) 786.2349
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Sullivan High School Campus
725 N Main St | Sullivan | IL 61951 | Phone: (217) 238.8292
GED instruction by Lake Land College

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

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GED Testing Sites in the Decatur Area

From Decatur, Cities by Alphabet

Richland Community College GED and HiSET Testing
One College Park | Decatur | Illinois 62521 | Phone (217) 875-7200

Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education (HiSET Testing)
3433 Rupp Parkway | Decatur | IL 62526 | Phone (217) 872-3721

Parkland College GED testing
2400 W. Bradley Avenue | Champaign | Illinois 61821 | Phone (217) 351-2433
Check here -> for all Campaign test sites

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

Lake Land College GED Testing Center (Webb Hall, Room 044)
5001 Lake Land Boulevard | Mattoon | Illinois 61938 | Phone (217) 234-5287

Heartland Comm College GED, HiSET Testing Center
1500 W Raab Road | Normal | Illinois 61761 | Phone (309) 268-8077

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

Regional Office of Ed 3 (GED and HiSET Testing)
210 S Webster Street | Taylorville | Illinois 62568 | Phone (217) 824.4730

Online GED, HiSET Testing

Taking the GED or HiSET exam online was, until 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 (except when taking the test online), decent preparation is absolutely recommended.

Last Updated on November 26, 2023.