Who Can Take the Test
What Must be Done Before Taking the Test
Is Preparation Help Available
What is the Test
GED testing dates
How Long is the Test
What is Required to Pass the Test
When are the Results Available
Can the Test be Retaken
Adults 17 years of age or older who have been an Illinois resident for at least 30 days and are not enrolled in high school or a high school graduate are able to sign up to take the GED test.
Register either at the IVCC Assessment Center Room E -215 or at the Regional Office of Education in Ottawa. A government-issued photo identification and a $50 fee in cash or money order must be present at time of registering.
Proof of having passed the Constitution test is also required to receive your GED. You must produce a copy of your transcript or a letter from a school showing you have passed the constitution test or a constitution test will be given at the end of GED testing on the second day.
Yes, IVCC's Adult Education Program offers GED preparation classes at IVCC and at a number of locations in the IVCC district. Call 224-0358 for further information.
Constitution study information can be found online at
www.southwestern.cc.il.us/adultbasiced/constitution or www.usconstitution.net
Tests covering five academic areas: writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts, and mathematics.
The tests range from 65 - 120 minutes each. The testing requires 10 hours split between two days. GED testing dates.
What is Required to Pass the Test?
As of January 1, 2002: at least a score of 410 on each test and an average of 450 of the five tests.
The Regional Office of Education in Ottawa will send the results three to four weeks after taking the test.
If a person doesn't pass the test, he may retake all or part of the test. The fee is $10 for each test that is retaken ($15 for Writing Skills).
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