General Education Development (GED®) Classes At ICC
Free General Educational Development (GED®) classes at ICC are funded by a grant from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and are offered through the Adult Education Program.
Anyone 16 years of age or older who has officially withdrawn from high school and does not have a high school diploma can prepare for the GED Tests by enrolling in our GED classes.
Students in our classes range in age from 16 to 73. They have found that earning a GED certificate can be the first step toward meeting their personal goals and enhancing their self-esteem. Many of our students are taking GED preparation classes in order find employment, advance on the job, or continue their education.
Our GED classes cover all subject areas found on the GED Tests:
* The Constitution Test is a required part of the GED Tests in Illinois and covers the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, and U.S. flag etiquette.
- Language Arts – Reading
- Language Arts – Writing
- Social Studies
- Constitution Test*
Our GED classes are offered at a variety of times and locations. A free online GED preparation option is available for eligible applicants. A Spanish GED class is offered for those wanting to take the GED Tests in Spanish.
If funding and openings are available, enrollment in our classes takes place at the beginning and midterm of each semester. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and classes fill up quickly.
Interested students must participate in a screening which consists of a reading and a math test and must demonstrate a reading grade level of at least 4.0.
For more information and upcoming enrollment dates, contact the ICC GED Office at (309) 694-5240.