Posted on this page are all GED prep classes and test sites in the Joliet region. Illinois uses the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency testing.
Illinois additionally welcomed the HiSET exam for this purpose which is offered on-paper and on-computer.
Both tests are available online and at official Illinois testing centers. Check below for information about online HiSET® and GED® testing.
The tests give individuals who could not graduate high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED has four separate subtests in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies that may be completed one at a time.
The HiSET exam has individual reading and writing tests (so five in total) that can also be taken separately.
In Illinois, applicants also need to take and pass the U.S. Constitution exam to earn their HSE (High School Equivalency) diploma.
Joliet GED prep locations (by ZIP)
Joliet Junior College (Academic Skills Center)
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431, Phone: 815-280-1333
JJC’s Academic Skills Center provides GED prep classes (via the school’s Department of Adult Education and Literacy), and demand for these classes has constantly been very high.
Joliet Junior College (City Center Campus Adult Education, Room 3019)
235 N Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432, Phone: 815-280-1333
Joliet Job Corps Center
1101 Mills Road, Joliet, IL 60433, Phone: 815-727-7677
Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet (Daybreak Center)
611 E Cass Street, Joliet, IL 60432, Phone: 815-774-4663
Spanish Community Center
309 N Eastern Avenue, Joliet, IL 60432, Phone: 815-727-3683
The Spanish Community Center provides (among other services) Immigration Advice, ESL instruction (JJC), and GED preparation classes. The center offers GED classes ((in Spanish) in an open-access computer lab.
Workforce Center of Will County GED Classes
2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435, Phone: 815-727-4444
Stepping Stones Treatment & Recovery Center
1621 Theodore Street, Joliet, IL 60435, Phone: 815-744-4555 (x 100)
Stepping Stones provides several support services to help with the recovery of persons who did complete a formal treatment. All services are offered at no charge. No public availability.
Will County Adult Detention Facility (GED Program)
95 S Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60436, Phone: 815.740.1250
Not publicly available
The HiSET and GED testing fees were lowered in Illinois. Check here -> to learn more about the lowered GED testing fees in Illinois.
To read more about the GED qualification criteria in Illinois, <- check out this post.
To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test.
Locations around Joliet (cities by alphabet)
Moraine Valley Comm. Coll. (Education Center @ Blue Island)
12940 S Western Avenue – Blue Island – IL 60406, Phone: 708.974.5331/5300
Prairie State College
202 S Halsted St – Chicago Heights – IL 60411, Ph: 708.709.-7931
For Spanish classes, call 708-709-3790
Frankfort Education Center (inside Lincoln-Way East High School)
201 Colorado Avenue (West Entrance 4), Frankfort, IL 60423, Phone: 815-280-6961
Kankakee Community College Riverfront Campus (Rooms L30A & L30B)
100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901, Phone: 815-802-8302
GED classes are offered at no cost, and they start every eight weeks. If you want to schedule an orientation appointment or if you want more information, you can call the school at 815-802-8300.8302. KCC also offers GED prep classes at several other Kankakee locations and in Bradley and Watseka.
Kankakee Community College North Extension Center (Bradley)
450 N Kinzie Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60915, Phone: 815-802-8302
Prairie State College-Matteson
4821 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL 60443, Phone: 708-709-7931
For Spanish GED classes, call: 708-709-3790
Joliet Junior Coll.-Morris Education Ctr
725 School Street, Door 27, Morris, IL 60450, Phone: 815-942-1552
College of Dupage GED Classes (Naperville Center)
1223 Rickert Dr, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Phone: 630.942.4750
Check here for all -> Naperville GED prep sites
Oak Forest Adult Education (South Suburban College Center)
16333 S Kilbourn Avenue, Room 5240, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Phone: 708-225-6029 or 708-596-2000 x 2240/2385
815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348, Phone: 815.224.0358
Para información en Español: (815) 224-0355
321 West Main Street, Ottawa, IL 61350, Phone: 815.224.0358
For all Ottawa region GED prep sites, <- check here
24012 W Main Street, Suite 104, Plainfield, IL 60544, Phone: 815.676.4418
Joliet Junior College-Romeoville
1125 W Romeo Road (W 135th Street), Romeoville, IL 60446, Phone: 815-280-1317
Moraine Valley Community College (Southwest Education Ctr)
17900 South 94th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60487, Phone: 708-974-5340/5400
Sylvan Orland-Tinley Park
9501 W 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60487, Phone: 708-336-3130
Kankakee Community College (Miner South Extension Ctr)
1488 E Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: 815-802-8302
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Joliet area GED testing centers
After Joliet, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Joliet Junior College Academic Skills Ctr. (A-1138, Campus Center, GED or HiSET)
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431, Phone: 815-280-2261/2824
Joliet Junior College-City Center Campus (JCTR-6002, GED)
235 N Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432, Phone: 815-280-2261/2824
Prairie State College (GED or HiSET)
202 S Halsted St – Chicago Heights, IL 60411, Phone 708-709-3507
Kankakee Community College (Testing Center-D217, GED)
100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901, Phone: 815-802-8530
Joliet Junior College-Morris (HiSET)
725 School Street, Morris, IL 60450, Phone: 815-280-2824
Coll of Dupage GED or HiSET Testing Center
1223 Rickert Drive, Naperville, IL 60540, Phone: 630-942-4750
American Social Services of Uptown Inc-Oak Forest (HiSET)
6006 159th Street, Building B (2nd Floor), Oak Forest, IL 60452, Phone: 773-506-0268
South Suburban College (GED or HiSET)
16333 S Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Phone: 708-225-6055
Illinois Valley Community Coll. (GED)
815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348, Phone: 815.224.0542
Joliet Junior College-Romeoville (Academic Skills Center, RMA-1039, GED or HiSET)
1125 W Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446, Phone: 815-280-2261/2824
Governors State University (GMT Building-Room GMT 104/107, GED)
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484, Phone: 708-235-7555
To learn more about the testing requirements, check out GED Testing in Illinois.
Introducing online GED and HiSET testing
Until recently, taking the HiSET or GED exam over the internet was impossible. The tests were just not offered online. If you wished to earn your high school equivalency degree, you needed to come to an official Illinois test center and sit for the tests in person.
But now, that has all changed as the GED and HiSET exams have introduced online versions using an online proctor. For more detailed information, go to these posts: ‘The online GED test,’ and for more information on the online HiSET exam, go to -> ‘The online HiSET exam.’
Joliet Junior College
The school offers classes to prepare students for the GED or HiSET exam and also helps ESL (English as a Second Language) students with transitioning into GED/HiSET prep classes. The classes provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.
Classes include college & career preparation, organizational, time management, and study skills and are available in daytime and nighttime settings at all JJC campuses and at a number of other sites throughout the JJC’s service area.
The school’s courses help students review their skills while preparing for taking the exams, job qualifications, or college-level placement testing. The school also provides transition assistance for students preparing for certification programs, college classes, job training, or academic bridge programs.
The school’s HiSET/GED prep classes are free and targeted toward adult learners aged 16 years and older who are not enrolled in a school program. All applicants must first complete an “Orientation & Placement Session of some 3.5 hours. This includes testing for an appropriate placement, goal-setting instruction, and registration. Students can select class times and locations that meet their schedules.
Last Updated on September 8, 2022.