General Education Development (GED)

The GED Preparation program is for adults who lack a high school diploma, have good reading skills and need to prepare to take the GED test to earn a high school equivalency certificate. The GED Preparation classes offer integrated instruction in the five areas covered on the GED test: social studies, science, interpreting literature and the arts, mathematics, and writing skills. Instruction is also offered on the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, and a test covering these areas must be passed if it was not passed in high school. A math skills class is also offered.

Online classes are available.

Instruction is available in English or Spanish for the integrated GED classes.

For program information, call (630) 942-3697. Spanish language assistance is available.

Accelerating Opportunity Program
Learn how to attain your high school equivalency while earning in-demand certification in information technology or welding through GED® and ICAPS at College of DuPage.


Contact Information

Adult Education and ESL Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804

Summer Hours:

(through Friday, Aug. 12)
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday through Sunday: closed


  • For the purpose of compliance with Public Law 101-166 (The Stevens Amendment) approximately 26% of the College of DuPage ABE/GED/ESL programs are federally funded.