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High School Equivalency (HSE) Information

The specific purpose of the High School Equivalency program is the measurement of the educational development of adults who have not completed their formal high school education. Candidates may earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and thus qualify for admission to colleges or other educational institutions, meet educational requirements for employment or promotion, satisfy educational qualifications for induction into the armed services, fulfill requirements of local or state licensing boards, or gain personal satisfaction.

What is the Illinois High School Equivalency Test (HSE)?

Find out more about the HSE and DuPage County's testing locations.

Who can take HSE exams?

Out of school youths and adults without a high school diploma. 

Do I need a HSE to take classes at COD?

No. A HSE is not required to take classes at College of DuPage. Contact the Admissions office for more information, (630) 942-2626.

HSE Test Preparation

No preparation is required; however, tuition-free classes are available.

I'm ready. How do I get started?

Register for a High School equivalency Test!

Do I need to pass the Illinois Constitution Test?

Yes! Find out how to meet the Illinois Constitution requirement.

I need a copy of my HSE?

Contact the Regional Office of Education at (630) 407-5800.