The GED Testing program was developed by the American Council on Education to provide persons who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earn the High School Equivalency Certificate. College of DuPage has contracted with the Regional Office of Education to offer the test of General Education Development (GED). Examinees who achieve the minimum standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education will receive the High School Equivalency Certificate.
About the GED Test
The GED test (2014 version) is broken into four subject tests or sections. It will take approximately 7.5 hours to complete the entire test:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (including a 10 minute break) – 150 minutes
- Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes
- Science – 90 minutes
- Social Science – 90 minutes
The cost is $30 per test section for a total of $120. All four sections can be taken at the same time, or separately.
A score of 150 for each subject test is required for passing. Retests are available (after all 4 sections have been taken at least once) for sections that are not passed. The test is available in both English and Spanish.
The GED test is a computer-based test. Paper tests are only available to applicants with special accommodations. For more about special accommodations, please visit:
I passed all 4 sections of the GED Test. Do I need anything else?
In addition to the 4 subject area tests, you must pass the Constitution Test to receive a GED. The GED Constitution Test is a 60-question, multiple-choice test. There is no fee to take the test and it is offered in both English and Spanish. If you have already passed the Constitution Test in high school, you may submit proof from your high school to satisfy this requirement. Please contact the DuPage ROE GED Department at 630-407-5800 if you have any questions.
Who is eligible to take the GED Test?
An individual is eligible to take the GED Test given they meet all of the following conditions:
- Is 17 years of age or older*
- Does not have a high school diploma or GED credential
- Is a resident of the State of Illinois
Note: *If an individual is 17 years old and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled in before taking the GED tests. Proof of withdrawal can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 217-558-6700.
How do I get started?
Visit the GED Testing Service website (www.ged.com) to sign up for an account. You will then have access to study guides and materials, practice tests, study plans and more. You will schedule your test(s) through this site as well as have access to your test results after testing.
Where do I take the GED Test?
You can take the GED Test, as well as the required Constitution Test at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Study materials are available. For more information contact the College of DuPage GED department at 630-942-3697.
To find out more about the GED services available at College of DuPage, please visit:
Already took the test and need a copy of your GED Transcript and/or Certificate?
If you were a resident of DuPage County at the time of testing, we should be able to help you! We provide GED Certificates and Transcripts upon written request, via mail or in person (with proper photo identification). The fee is $6.00 per transcript and/or $10.00 per certificate. If you are visiting our office, please bring your driver’s license or other form of photo identification as well as the fee – cash, cashier’s check or money order only.
The Official Transcript is a detailed score report and would be required if applying to a college or vocational school and for employment purposes. The GED Certificate is in diploma format with minimal information (Name, Date GED certified).
Just complete the following form and return it to our office with the appropriate fees. We accept cash, cashier’s check or money order only. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.
If you took the GED but were not a resident of DuPage County, you should contact the Regional Office of Education in the county you resided in. To locate contact information for your Regional Office of Education*, visit the ROE locator at http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/roesearch/home.cfm or call the ICCB at 217-558-5668.
*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County GED Testing Program at 847-328-9795
If you have any questions, or are unsure if your GED records are in DuPage County, please contact the Regional Office of Education at (630) 407-5800.
GED Department Contact Information
DuPage Regional Office of Education
421 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187