When you are ready to take the GED test, follow these steps:
1. Make sure you're eligible
As of June 1, 2008, an individual is eligible to take the GED test if he/she meets these guidelines:
- 17 years of age or older; and
- Not a high school graduate or a GED graduate; and
- Have maintained residence in the state of Illinois for 30 (thirty) days or longer.
If a school-age individual has been enrolled in a public, private, or home school in the last 12 months, he/she must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled in before taking the GED test.
2. Sign up for MyGED
MyGED™ is an online portal to register, study and schedule the GED test, check your scores, and learn about jobs and college. You can also find information about local policies, including how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations).
3. Schedule your test
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” at the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You may schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
If you need to take the constitution, you can schedule this at the Riverfront campus in Room D218; at the North Extension Center (NEC) in Room N214 by calling 815-802-8530; or at the South Extension Center (SEC) at 815-802-8780.
4. Pay for your test
You can pay as you go with the GED test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. Visit MyGED™ for prices and to pay.
Test day: Arrive early and bring photo ID
On test day, you are required to bring a government-issued photo ID, (i.e., a driver's license). You will not be admitted without a government-issued photo ID.
Report on time KCC's Specialized Testing Center, Room D217, (on KCC's Riverfront Campus, second floor of the Workforce Development Center). If you arrive late, you will not be admitted.
Personal items such as coats, purses, cell phones and other items will be stored. Food or drink is not allowed in any testing room.
If additional materials are required (erasable note boards, headsets, etc.) Testing Services will provide you with any necessary materials for testing.
Dress in layers for variations in temperature in the testing room.