GED Classes Rockford, Illinois

Listed on this page are all GED class locations and test centers in the Rockford region. Illinois uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and the GED exams.

Both tests are offered online and at designated testing centers. Check below for more information about online GED and HiSET testing.

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The exams give persons who left high school without graduating the chance to earn an equivalent degree.

The GED® has four separate modules, or subtests, in the academic subject areas of Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

You have the option to complete the four computer-based GED subtests one at a time. The HiSET® modules are offered separately as well if you wish.

The HiSET exam can be taken on a computer or on paper and contains five tests as Literacy has individual reading and writing tests.


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The HSE diploma is accepted by virtually all local and national government agencies, employers, and colleges and universities.

Test takers in Illinois must also pass an exam on the American and Illinois Constitutions.

Rockford GED prep classes

Rock Valley College Downtown (Rockford Register Star Building)
99 E State Street, Rockford, IL 61104, Phone: 815 . 921 . 2000

Rock Valley College Adult Education
3301 N Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114, Phone: 815 . 921 . 2000
GED classes are held at RVC Downtown (Rockford Register Star Bldg, 99 E State St)

Northwest Community Center (RVC)
1325 N Johnston Avenue, Rockford, IL 61101, Phone: 815 . 921 . 2000

YouthBuild Rockford
917 S Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101, Phone: 815 . 963 . 6236
YouthBuild Rockford is a 9-month program by Comprehensive Community Solutions (CCS) that offers participants counseling, mentoring, involvement in community service, education while being employed with pay. The program offers candidates the opportunity to earn a high school or GED diploma.

To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test

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The Literacy Council
982 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, Phone: 815 . 963  . 7323

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois GoodGRADS program
850 N Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103, Phone: 815 . 965 . 3795
Goodwill’s GoodGRADS program offers GED instruction. The GoodGRADS scholarships program is for individuals in DeKalb, Stephenson, Carroll, Boone, Jo Daviess, Ogle, and Winnebago Counties.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities Community Outreach GED Education
1536 S Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: 815 . 969 . 6526

Roosevelt Community Education Center GED Instruction
978 Haskell Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103, Phone: 815 . 966 . 3251/3250

Winnebago County Jail GED Program
650 W State Street, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: 815 . 319 . 6600
Not available to the public

For details about the qualification criteria in Illinois, <- go to this page.

More information about the reduced GED testing fees in Illinois can be found <- here.

Free IL online GED classes

GED prep classes around Rockford (cities by alphabet)

Stateline Literacy Council (located in Beloit Public Library)
605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, WI 53511, Phone: 608 . 362 . 5207

McHenry County College GED Program
8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012, Ph: 815 . 455 . 8752

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Kishwaukee College)
830 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, Phone: 815 . 825 . 9441/9409

Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021, Phone: 815 . 835 . 6310/6312
For Spanish, call 815 . 835 . 6241

Bethel Church
131 N Court Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021, Phone: 815 . 835 . 6310
GED classes provided by Sauk Valley Community College

Business Employment Skills Team (SVCC)
112 E Second St, 3rd Floor, Dixon, IL 61021, Phone: 815 . 625 . 3623

Elgin Comm. Coll. ABE Center
B 1700 Spartan Dr – Bldg K, Rm K100 – Elgin – IL 60123 – Ph: 847 . 214 . 6904
Check out all Elgin area GED courses at Elgin GED Programs

Gateway Tech (Learning Success Center)
400 Co. Road H – Elkhorn – Wisconsin 53121, Ph: 262 . 741 . 8538 or 262 . 564 . 2683

Literacy Council of Walworth County (located inside Gateway Tech)
400 Co. Road H – Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121, Ph: 262 . 475 . 9180

Check also:

IL GED Requirements

Highland Community College Adult Education
2998 W Pearl City Road – Freeport, IL 61032, Phone: 815 . 599 . 3460 or 815 . 235 . 6121

Blackhawk Tech-Central Campus GED Classes
6004 S. County Road G – Janesville, WI 53547, Phone: 608 . 757 . 7666 or 608 . 758 . 6900
Check out all Janesville GED prep sites <- here

Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education (Referral Only)
300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111, Phone: 815 . 636 . 3060

Madison Area Technical College
2125 Commercial Ave, Rm 108, Madison, Wisconsin 53704, Phone: 608 . 243 . 4199
For all Madison-area locations, go to Madison GED Prep Programs

Kishwaukee College Adult Education
21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150, Phone: 815 . 825 . 9420
For Spanish, call 815 . 825 . 9405
The Adult Education Department of Kishwaukee College also offers a Bridge to Healthcare Careers program for students who did not complete high school. This program prepares them for the GED/High School Equivalency exam so they can transition into one of the college’s healthcare career programs.

Blackhawk Tech Monroe
210 Fourth Ave, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566, Phone: 608 . 328 . 1660 or 608 . 757 . 7666

Business Employment Skills Team (BEST, Inc)
301 N Main St, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053, Phone: 779 . 012 . 3916

Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris
102 S Seminary Avenue, Mount Morris, IL 61054, Phone: 815 . 835 . 6310
GED classes provided by Sauk Valley College

Business Employment Skills Team Inc.
810 S 10th Street, Oregon, IL 61061, Phone: 815 . 732 . 0148

Rochelle United Methodist Church (Kishwaukee College)
709 4th Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068, Phone: 815 . 825 . 9409/9441
Spanish GED classes

Business Employment Skills Team Inc.
2605 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL 61081, Phone: 815 . 625 . 9648

Sterling Youth Center 
312 Et 4th Street, Sterling, IL 61081, Phone: 815 . 835 . 6310
GED classes provided by Sauk Valley Community College

Whiteside Area Career Center
1608 5th Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081, Phone: 815 . 835 . 6310
GED classes provided by Sauk Valley Community College

Sycamore High School (Kishwaukee College)
55 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, Phone: 815 . 825 . 9409/9441
(You can park in the back, use the W2 entrance, and GED instruction is in room T-160)

McHenry County Correctional Facility GED Program
2200 N Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098, Phone: 815 . 338 . 2144
This program is not available to the public

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Introducing online GED and HiSET exams

Sitting for the HiSET or GED exam over the internet was, until recently, no option. It was simply not available online. If you were looking to earn an Illinois high school equivalency diploma, you were required to come to an official, state-approved testing facility and sit for the tests in person.

Well, that has now changed! Both the HiSET and the GED exam have introduced online versions using online proctors. You can learn more about the GED here -> The online proctored GED test, and to read more about The online HiSET-At-Home exam, <- check here.

GED Essay Topic with Sample

GED testing centers in the Rockford area

For GED testing in Winnebago/Boone, call the Regional Office of Education at 815-636-3060

After Rockford: Cities by Alphabet

Winnebago County Justice Center (HiSET)
650 W State St, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: 815-636-3060

Rockford Works! Center (Rescue Mission, GED)
715 W State St, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: 815-316-4171

Beloit Public Library (Blackhawk Tech-GED)
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI 53511, Phone: 608-757-6965

Sauk Valley Community College (GED)
173 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021, Phone: 815-835-6530

Regional Office of Education #8 (GED)
27 S State Ave (Suite 101), Freeport, IL 61032, Phone: 815-599-1408

Highland Community College (GED)
2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL 61032, Phone: 815-599-3680

Blackhawk Technical College (GED)
6004 S County Road G (Prairie Road), Janesville, WI 53546, Phone: 608-757-7666

Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education (GED)
300 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111, Phone: 815-636-3060

Kishwaukee College Kish Test Center (GED)
21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150, Phone: 815-825-9841

Blackhawk Technical College-Monroe (GED)
210 4th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566, Phone: 608-328-1660 or 608-757-7666

Last Updated on September 13, 2022.