GED Classes Effingham, Illinois

This article contains an overview of all GED testing sites and preparatory facilities in the Effingham area. Illinois is offering two options for adults wishing to earn their high school equivalency degree, the GED and HiSET.

Both options are available in an online format and at state-approved Illinois test centers. Check below for more information on online testing.

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The assessments offer persons who didn’t complete high school the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent credential.

The GED® is entirely computer-based, while the HiSET® exam is offered both on-paper and on-computer.

Not all testing centers administer both options, so get well-informed. In Illinois, test takers must also pass a constitution exam.

The GED contains four individual modules (subtests) that can be completed one at a time.

The modules cover the fields of Social Studies, Science, Literacy, and Math.

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The HiSET exam includes five subtests as the Literacy part has individual reading and writing subtests. These subtests may also be taken one at a time.

Effingham GED prep locations

Lake Land College Kluthe Center for Higher Education & Technology
1204 Network Center Blvd – Effingham – Illinois 62401 – Phone 217-238-8292

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation
1805 South Banker Street – Effingham – Illinois 62401 – Phone: 217-347-7033
GED classes are available in Effingham, Mattoon, Centralia, Vandalia, and Robinson

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GED prep sites around Effingham (cities by alphabet)

Arthur Public Library (Lake Land College)
225 South Walnut Street – Arthur – Illinois 61911 – Phone: 217-238-8292

Red Hill High School (FCC)
908 Church Street – Bridgeport – Illinois 62417 – Phone: 618-842-3711

Parkland College Adult Education
2400 West Bradley Avenue – E building – Champaign – Illinois 61821 – Phone 217.351.2580
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Coles County Health Department (LLC)
825 18th Street – Charleston – Illinois 61920 – Phone: 217-238-8292

Richland Comm. College GED Instruction
One College Park – Decatur – Illinois 62521 – Phone: 217.875.7211 ext. 6489 or 6355
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Kaskaskia College-Greenville
209 North 3rd Street – Greenville – Illinois 62246 – Phone 618-545-3115

Lake Land College Eastern Region Center
224 South 6th Street – Marshall – Illinois 62441 – Phone 217-238-8292

Lake Land College-Workforce Development Center
305 Richmond Ave East – Mattoon – Illinois 61938 – Ph 217.238.8292
Free GED instruction is offered in Mattoon, Arthur, Pana, Effingham, Marshall, Shelbyville, and Paris.

Rend Lake College-Mount Vernon
321 Potomac Boulevard – Mount Vernon – Illinois 62864 – Phone 618-437-5321 (x 1241/1220)
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Olney Central College GED Instruction
305 N. West Street – Olney – Illinois 62450 – Phone 618-395-7777 (x 2265)

Lake Land College-Western Region Center
600 East First St – Pana – Illinois 62557 – Phone 217-238-8292

Lincoln Trail College GED Program
9998 Illinois 1 – Robinson – Illinois 62454 – Ph 618.546.2306

Crawford County Jail
203 S. Jefferson Street – Robinson – Illinois 62454 – Ph: 618.546.-1515
Not available to the public

Kaskaskia College-Salem
1475 West Whittaker Street – Salem – Illinois 62881 – Phone 618-545-3115

Shelbyville High School (LLC)
1001 W North 6th Street – Shelbyville, Illinois 62565 – Phone 217-238-8292

The New Approach Alternative High School
1805 West Fletcher Street – Vandalia – Illinois 62471 – Phone 618-283-9311
The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized The New Approach as an alternative high school, and the school has served over 250 applicants seeking to acquire their high school or GED diplomas since it started. New Approach aims to help young adults aged 14 to 21 in Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties who are educationally at risk. New Approach offers high school credit courses and skill classes to allow participants to obtain or work towards their diplomas. These classes are offered at no cost, except for a small fee that could be waived in certain situations.

Kaskaskia College-Vandalia
2310 West Fillmore Street – Vandalia – Illinois 62471 – Phone 618-545-3115

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Online GED and HiSET testing

Until very recently, taking the GED or HiSET exam online was not possible. If you wished to earn a high school equivalency diploma, you had to show up at an official, state-designated testing site.

Now that has changed. Both the GED and the HiSET are now offered online with the use of an online proctor. If you want to learn more, go to these articles: ‘The online GED test’ and ‘The online HiSET at Home test.’

Illinois GED testers are also required to pass the state’s Constitution Test if they want to earn a GED.

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GED testing sites in the Effingham area

After Effingham, Cities in Alphabetic Order

Regional Office of Education #3-Effingham (GED)
101 North 4th St | Effingham – Illinois 62401 | Ph 217-342-4363

Regional Office of Education #11 (GED)
730 7th Street | Charleston | Illinois 61920 | Ph 217.348.0151

Richland Community Coll. GED Testing
1 College Park – Decatur – Illinois 62521 | Phone 217-875-7200

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

Champaign-Ford Regional Off. of Ed. (GED Testing)
3358 Big Pine Tr – Champaign – Illinois 61822 – Ph 217.893.3219

Regional Off. of Education 3 (HiSET)
203 South Main St – Hillsboro – Illinois 62049 – Ph (217) 532.9591/824.4730

Regional Office of Education-Clay County
111 East Chestnut Street | Louisville | Illinois 62858 | Phone 618-392-4631

Lake Land College (Webb Hall, Room 044, GED)
5001 Lake Land Blvd – Mattoon – Illinois 61938 – Ph 217.234.5287

Regional Office of Education-Jasper County
204 West Washington Street | Newton | Illinois 62448 | Phone 618-392-4631

Olney Central College (GED)
305 N West Street | Olney | Illinois 62450 | Phone 618.395.7777

Regional Office of Education #12-Olney (Richland Co Courthouse)
103 W. Main Street | Olney | Illinois 62450 | Phone 618-392-4631

Lincoln Trail College (GED)
11220 State Hwy 1 | Robinson | Illinois 62454 | Phone 618-544-8657

Reg. Off. of Education-Crawford County
301 South Cross Street | Suite 211 | Robinson | Illinois 62454 | Phone 618-544-2719

Regional Office of Education-Crawford County
301 S Cross Street | Suite 211 | Robinson | Illinois 62454 | Phone 618-544-2719

Regional Office of Education 3
101 S. Main St – Taylorville – Illinois 62568 – Ph (217) 824.4730

Last Updated on June 19, 2022.