This page lists all GED prep facilities and testing sites in the Evanston area. Illinois is offering two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET tests.
Both tests are offered online and at certified testing centers across Illinois. Read more about online testing below.
The GED® exam is completely computerized, while the HiSET® can be taken on a computer or on paper.
The exams offer individuals who left high school prematurely the chance to earn an equivalent degree. Testing happens at a level similar to what is expected of HS seniors upon graduation.
Four GED sub-exams are assessing a candidate’s knowledge of the following subjects:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies, incl. History, Geography, Economics
- Science, incl. Chemistry, Physics
These four exams are modular; you have the liberty to take them one or more at a time and in your desired order.
The HiSET has five subtests (reading and writing are separate subtests) that can be taken separately as well.
In Illinois, GED test-takers must additionally pass the state’s Constitution exam.
For information about qualification requirements, passing scores, and fees, visit this page: GED Test In Illinois
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Evanston GED Prep Sites
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Ave – Evanston – IL 60204 – Phone: 847.635.1426
GED classes provided by Oakton Community College
District 65 Family Welcome Center
1500 McDaniel Ave – Evanston – IL 60201 – Phone: 847.859.8103/8550
Facilities around Evanston (Cities by Alphabet)
Family Literacy Adult Ed. GED Classes (@Forest View Education Center)
2121 South Goebbert Road – Arlington Heights – Illinois 60005 – Phone: 847.718.7953
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Harry S. Truman College GED Classes
1145 West Wilson Ave – Chicago – IL 60640 – Phone: 773.907.4350
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Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road – Des Plaines – Ilinois 60016 – Phone: 847-635.1426
Oakton Community College offers free GED classes for residents of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, and Niles Township. Students must be at least 16 years of age and not enrolled in another education program. GED instruction is offered at these sites:
- Oakton Community College Des Plaine Campus
- Oakton Community College Skokie Campus
- Evanston Township High School
Glenview Sylvan Education Ctr.
1107 Waukegan Road – Glenview – IL 60025 – Phone: 224.616.5904
Highland Park High School
1040 Park Ave W – Highland Park – IL 60035 – Phone: 224.765.1021/2410
Maine South High School
111 South Dee Rd – Park Ridge – IL 60068 – Phone: 847.635.1426
Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Ave – Skokie – IL 60077 – Phone: 847.635.1426
The school provides GED prep classes for Cook County residents who are at least 17 years of age (applicants aged 16 can contact the school’s GED Office – 847.635.1426 – for requirements).
7136 N Carpenter Rd – Skokie – IL 60077 – Phone: 847.929.4201
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Evanston Area GED Testing Sites
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College of DuPage (GED)
301 South Swift Road, Addison, Illinois 60101, Phone 630.942.4650
Harry S Truman College GED and HiSET Testing Center
1145 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60640, Phone 773.907.4889
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Morton College GED or HiSET Test Center
3801 South Central Avenue, Cicero, Illinois 60804, Phone 708.656.8000
America Business Coll.Cicero HiSET Testing
5713 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois 60804, Phone 773.417.4900
Joseph Business School GED or HiSET Test Center
7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois 60130, Phone 708.697.6200
PLCCA Inc. GED Testing
411 West Madison Street, Maywood, Illinois 60153, Phone 708.450.3500
West 40 Service Center-II GED Testing
415 Lexington Street, Maywood, Illinois 60153, Phone 708.449.4284
Harper College GED Test Center
1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067, Phone 847.925.6541
Harper College GED Test Center
1375 South Wolf Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070, Phone 847.925.6212/6066
College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus GED or HiSET
34 North Sheridan Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085, Phone 847.543.2120
Online GED, HiSET Tests Introduced
Until recently, online HiSET or GED testing was not possible. It was simply not offered. If you wished to earn your Illinois high school equivalency degree, you needed to come to an official Illinois testing site and sit for the tests in person.
Well, now that has changed. The GED and HiSET exams have introduced online versions of the exams using an online proctor. For detailed information, check out these pages: ‘The Online GED Test’ and ‘Online HiSET-At-Home Testing.’
The four GED sub-exams (independent modules) are scored on a 100-200 scale, and on each module, the minimum required result is 145. No exceptions, no averaging! There are four scoring ranges:
- 100-144: Below passing
- 145-164: Passing score, high school equivalent level
- 165-174: Passing score, college-ready level
- 175-200: Passing score, college-ready level PLUS up to 10 college credits
On the HiSET exam, the minimum required score on each of the five modules is 8 out of a possible 20. Your overall score must be in the 45-100 range, while your essay result must be no less than 2 out of 6.
Last Updated on November 26, 2023.