Listed in this post are all GED classes and test centers in the Waukegan area. Illinois uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED exams.
Both exams are offered online and at certified testing facilities. Check below for more details about online GED and HiSET testing.
The exams offer people who never graduated high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent credential.
Testing takes place at a level that compares to that of graduating HS students.
The GED® has four subtests in the fields of Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies that you can be taken separately.
The HiSET® exam has individual writing and reading subtests, so overall five, that you can also take separately.
The HiSET exam comes with both on-paper and on-computer formats, whereas the GED is done exclusively on a computer.
In Illinois, GED applicants must also take and pass the state’s Constitution exam before they can receive their High School Equivalency Diploma.
Waukegan GED prep locations
College of Lake County (Lakeshore Campus Adult Education, 2nd Floor)
1 N Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2485
College of Lake County provides individualized tutoring in reading, writing, and mathematics for adults who have not completed their high school education.
The school offers different levels of adult basic education on various days, so all applicants will be assessed for proper placement. Applicants who are students who return to the school must register and take a placement test if they have been away for over two years. Both the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam and the U.S./Illinois Constitution test are offered in English and Spanish. College of Lake County’s Adult Education office is located at the Northeast corner of Washington Street and Genesee Street.
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-775-2547
GED classes are also available in Spanish
YouthBuild Waukegan (Youth Conservation Corps)
1020 W Greenwood Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087, Phone: 847-623-0900
Lake County Literacy Volunteers (@Waukegan Public Library)
128 N County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2677 or 847-775-2548
Umma (Urban Muslim Minority Alliance) GED Classes
221 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-336-6136
Job Center of Lake County (Referral Only)
one North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-377-3450
Lake County Jail GED Program
20 S County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-377-4188
Not publicly available
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Locations around Waukegan (cities by alphabet)
Burlington Adult Learning Center
496 McCanna Parkway, Room 123, Burlington, WI 53105, Phone: 262-564-2030
McHenry County College
8900 Highway 14 – Crystal Lake – IL 60012 – Ph: 815-455-8752
Gateway Technical College (Elkhorn Campus Learning Success Center)
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, WI 53121, Phone: 262-741-8200
Each year, Gateway’s ABE (Adult Basic Education) Center serves over 2,000 students ranging in age between 17 and 75. The school’s ABE centers provide individualized education to those looking just to brush up on their math, reading, and writing skills, and to applicants who haven’t completed high school can earn their HSE (High School Equivalency) diplomas so they can move ahead in their careers or continue their education in college.
ABE Centers offer GED prep classes free of charge to Wisconsin residents, and all applicants must first attend an orientation and registration session. The centers are: Elkhorn Campus Learning Success Center, Burlington Adult Learning Center, Racine Campus Learning Success Center, Martin Luther King Center Racine, and Kenosha Campus Adult Learning Center.
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Walworth County Literacy Council (@Gateway Tech)
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, WI 53121, Phone: 262-475-9180
Evanston High School GED Instruction (Oakton Comm. Coll.)
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60204, Phone 847-635-1426
Check here for all options in the Evanston area
College of Lake County (Grayslake Campus Adult Education, Building K, Room 418)
19351 W Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-543-2485
Huntington Grayslake Learning Center
1832 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-625-4000
495 N Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Gurnee, IL 60031, Phone: 224-944-5969/5970
Township High School District 113
1040 Park Avenue W, Highland Park, IL 60035, Phone: 224-765-1021/2410
Highwood Public Library
102 Highwood Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040, Phone: 847-432-5404
Spanish GED Classes
Gateway Tech-Kenosha Campus Adult Learning Center
3520 30th Avenue (Room 111), Kenosha, WI 53144, 262.564.2796
You can find all Kenosha area GED prep options <- here
Sylvan Deerfield and Highland Park
400 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045, 847-943-3352
MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical Coll.) GED Instruction
700 West State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, 414.297.6233
Check out all Milwaukee area courses: Milwaukee area GED Programs
Gateway Technical College
1001 South Main St, Racine, Wisconsin 53403, Ph: 262.564.2103
You can find all Racine GED prep options <- here
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
6 E Main Street, Round Lake Park, IL 60073, Phone: 847-201-1521
College of Lake County (Southlake Campus Adult Education)
1120 S Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: 847-543-2485
Sylvan Vernon Hills
945 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 130, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: 224-543-0696
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Online GED and HiSET tests introduced
Until recently, taking the GED or HiSET exam in an online format was impossible. There was just no high school equivalency test over the internet. If you were looking to acquire the HSE diploma, your personal appearance at one of Illinois’ state-approved testing sites was required.
Now, that has all changed as both the HiSET and the GED exam have launched online versions. An online proctor will monitor if everything is done in line with strict regulations. To learn more, check out the following articles: introducing the online proctored GED exam, and for more information about the online HiSET test, <- check here.
Waukegan area GED testing centers
After Waukegan: Cities by Alphabet
College of Lake County-Lakeshore Campus (GED or HiSET)
33 N Genesee Street, Room N-203, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: 847-543-2121
College of Lake County-Grayslake Campus (Room B150, GED or HiSET)
19351 W Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030, Phone: 847-543-2076
Gateway Technical College (GED)
3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144, Phone: 414-564-2532
Gateway Technical College (GED)
1001 S Main Street, Racine, WI 53403, Phone: 262-619-6474
Harper Professional Center (GED)
650 E Higgins Road, Suite 2W, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: 847-925-6066
Last Updated on September 8, 2022.