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HSE Testing Information GED® / HiSET Testing 

The official HSE tests are given at an official test center of the county in which applicants reside. Prior to the test date, students must register for the test by visiting https://ged.com or http://hiset.ets.org/
Passing all parts of the GED® or HiSET along with completion or submission of a Constitution Test will earn testers a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate.

Application Requirements

Adults may apply in the county of residence provided they meet one of the following criteria:

The applicant is 17 years of age or older and

· Has been a resident in Illinois for the past 30 days

· Is not a high school graduate or a GED graduate (exceptions may apply)

· Provides a withdrawal letter (only for school aged students enrolled in public, private or home school setting in the last 12 months)

OR            

The applicant is 16 years of age or older, and

· Has been a resident in Illinois for the past 30 days

· Successfully completed an alternative education program (Section 2-3.81, 13A, or 13B of the IL School Code or enrolled in a youth education program under the Illinois National Guard (e.g., Lincoln’s Challenge)

Constitution Examination

In addition to the HSE subtests, Illinois residents are required to pass an examination on American patriotism and the principles of representative government as enunciated in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, as well as on the proper use and display of the American Flag as provided by Section 27-3 of The School Code of Illinois.

Constitution Testing is available most Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the IVCC Oglesby campus in Room CTC221. Testers must call ahead to check testing availability and to schedule Constitution Testing.

Constitution study materials and practice review tests are provided free in the GED classroom. Click here for the online Constitution Study Guide
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