GED High School Equivalency Program
Adult Education helps you:
- Improve basic skills in reading, writing, math and problem solving
- Prepare for the GED or other high school equivalency exams
- Achieve success with your academic and career goals
Classes for fall will begin August 17. All classes will be in an online format which will include at least two Zoom sessions per week.
Please call 217-735-1731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name and number to be contacted for future registration dates and class information.
Please see the "Get Started" drop-down below for sign up dates.
- Classes are paid for by state and federal grants. You pay nothing.
Your studies will include reading, writing, social studies, science, math and academic and career ready skills.
We will also help you prepare for the U.S. and Illinois Constitution exam, which is required for the High School Equivalency Certificate. If you passed the constitution exam in high school, you do not need to retake it.
The GED is an online high school equivalency exam that measures your knowledge in the following areas:
Reasoning through Language Arts 150 minutes $30 Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes $30 Science 90 minutes $30 Social Studies 70 minutes $30
For more information about the GED test, please visit http://ged.com/
You'll need to attend a program orientation and take reading and math assessments. Once we know your level, you'll be placed in the appropriate class and be ready to begin!
Fall 2020 Registration Dates:
Tuesday, September 15 - Noon to 3PM
Tuesday, October 13 - Noon to 3PM
Email email@example.com or call (217) 735-1731 and leave a message to reserve your spot for orientation.
*Masks are required at registration
Is there an age requirement to take the class and exam?
You must be 17 years of age to take the GED test.
Students must be 16 or older to attend classes. However, any student under 18 years of age will have to provide a high school release before attending class.
Can I take other classes at Heartland while preparing for the HSE exam?
Yes, but you may not be eligible to receive financial aid without the HSE certificate.
Are these preparation classes required to take the GED?
No, but we recommend you do. The GED is lengthy and difficult and most people need some preparation in order to successfully pass the sections.
Can I take the exam in Lincoln?
Yes, the Heartland Lincoln campus is a registered proctored site. When you register on the GED website, you can choose this location for your test center and it will pull up available testing times. Pearson Vue, the exam sponsor, does not allow same-day scheduling, so you will want to register prior to your test date.
At this time, GED exams are available only on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.