Illinois students wishing to earn a GED diploma can take the GED exam online as well. To qualify, however, for online testing, they first need to attain “green” (likely to pass) results on the official GED Ready test.
There is a GED Ready® practice test for each of the four GED® sub-exams. To sign up for the GED Ready or the GED exam, students will have to set up an account through the website GED.com.
In Illinois, successful GED test-takers will receive a high school diploma now rather than a high school equivalency diploma.
Illinois GED Online Cost [Reduced]
Recently, the Illinois College Board reduced the GED testing fees so that more state residents can complete their GEDs. The price for all 4 GED subject tests is $56 when taken online.
However, as said before, to qualify for online testing, you need to pass the GED Ready test, which you can purchase on the official website GED.com for $6.99 each. As an Onsego My Advantage student, you receive 4 GED Ready tests for free.
If you take the Illinois GED test in person at a testing center, the reduced cost for the full GED battery is $40.
Test-takers should use the code ILSAVE20 upon checkout at the website GED.com when paying for (one of the) GED subtests.
Now, the Illinois College Board has decided that state residents can take the GED at no cost whatsoever! GED students need to use the code ILSAVE upon signing up for the exam.
Illinois GED Online Classes
We realize that life may, at times, be pretty hectic, so we have designed complete online GED classes that include short, bite-sized, and engaging lessons. You have the chance to watch these lessons whenever you have just a few free minutes.
Onsego’s online GED classes will teach you everything you must know to pass the GED exam. Our program covers all GED topics, so you don’t need to worry that you’ll miss anything.
What’s On The GED Test?
The GED contains four modular tests that cover the academic fields of Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Reasoning through Language Arts.
GED scoring happens on a 100-200 scale, and below passing is 100-144. High school equivalency: 145-164. College-ready: 165-174. College-ready + credit: 175-200.
How To Register For The GED Test
When you take the GED tests, you can take one at a time, and you only need to pay for the part(s) you take.
GED registration, test scheduling, and payments are made online at GED.com, where you must set up your account with the portal MyGED.
How To Prepare For The GED Test
Illinois doesn’t require you to first take a prep course, but the GED is a challenging assessment, so it is strongly advised to get perfectly prepared.
You can attend a prep class in your area or learn from study books from your community library or local bookstore.
A faster and more efficient way, however, is by getting all set online through a well-structured course, for example, the online GED classes from Onsego. See also our page about GED eligibility requirements in Illinois.
As stated earlier, the Illinois GED test is available online (for qualifying students) or at one of Illinois’ state-designated testing centers in person. If you require any accommodation, please apply timely on the GED official website GED.com. To apply for GED accommodations, you can also go to GED.com.
It’s All About YOUR Future
The diploma that the State of Illinois awards upon successful completion of the GED exam is equivalent to a conventional high school diploma. Employers and colleges and universities accept the diploma in the same way as a high school credential.
The fact of the matter is that workers with a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma) will make, on average, at least $9,600 more annually than workers without the credential. So you see, earning your GED will really pay off, right? And don’t forget that your GED allows for a college education as well.