DuPage County residents who do not have a U.S. high school diploma can take the GED test. GED tests are administered at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville, and Westmont. GED tests are approximately seven to eight hours and is available on paper or on a computer.
An individual is eligible to take the GED if they have met the following conditions:
- is 17 years of age or older*
- does not have a high school diploma
- is a resident of the State of Illinois.
Note: *If an individual is 17 years old and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled in before taking the GED tests. Proof of withdrawal can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (217) 558-6700.
The GED tests cost from $18 to $30 per subject area. Credit card or vouchers are the only forms of payment.
If you have a documented disability, you can request testing accommodations from the HSE Testing Administration. If approved, accommodations are provided at no additional charge. Testing accommodations can be requested during the registration process.
- Request accommodations for the 2014 GED test by visiting GED online or emailing email@example.com.
- Request accommodations for the HiSET exam by visiting HiSET online or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you have a disability, but do not have documentation contact the DuPage County Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services at (630) 495-0500 or The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) at (800) 346-2742.
GED Transcripts and Certificates
To request your Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and/or Official GED Transcript, you must contact the Regional Office of Education (ROE)* for the county that you lived in when you completed GED testing.
To locate contact information for your Regional Office of Education*, visit the Illinois State Board of Education site at isbe.net/roe.
*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County GED Testing Program at (312) 414-4488 or email at email@example.com.