High School Equivalency (GED)
Passing the High School Equivalency tests enables a student to earn credentials that are accepted by most employers and schools. New students who do not attend the testing and counseling sessions pay the fee that appears in parenthesis after each course listing, for example, ($98). Continuing students and students who attend the testing and counseling pay the lower fee for GED-level classes and no fee for Pre-GED classes. Call the GED office at Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426 for more information.
Resident of Cook County and 17 years of age or older. (Age 16, call the GED Office at 847-635-1426 for specific requirements.)
Tutoring and computer skills training are available for GED students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, at Oakton Community College in Skokie. Call 847.376.7682 for an appointment. Registered students can also attend small group sessions to prepare for the college math placement test on Fridays at 5 p.m.
Oakton Community College is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Teresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759.
Testing and Counseling
Placement Testing and Counseling
New students who want to begin their test preparation classes in September 2019 must come to the location listed below for placement testing, counseling, and registration. Attendance is required. Students must arrive on time and bring a calculator. The test will take four to six hours to complete.
Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Thursday, August 22, 10 a.m., Room P103-104
Thursday, September 5, 10 a.m., Room A145-152
Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m., Room P103-104
PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
A review of English usage, sentence structure, and punctuation. No class 10/15, 11/28.
EDU A02-02, MAINE E, 13 Tue., 9/10, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A02-04, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
PRE-GED READING SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Recognizing the main idea and supporting details, includes review of vocabulary development skills. No class 11/11, 11/29.
EDU A04-02, OC/SK, 13 Mon., 9/9, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A04-03, OC/SK, 13 Fri., 9/13, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A04-04, OC/SK, 13 Tue., 9/10, 6:30-9:15 pm
PRE-GED MATH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Review of basic math skills, fractions, decimals and interpretations of graphs and charts. No class 10/24, 11/22, 11/27, 11/28.
EDU A07-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/11, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/11, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-03, MAINE E, 13 Thu., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-04, OC/SK, 13 Thu., 9/12, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A07-06, OC/SK, 13 Thu., 9/12, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A07-07, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/11, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED Review Classes
GED ENGLISH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of sentence structure, grammar, and introduction to academic writing.
EDU A03-01, NILES W, 13 Tue., 9/10, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED MATH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Focus on algebra, geometry, and interpreting graphs and charts. No class 11/27, 11/28.
EDU A08-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/11, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A08-02, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED SCIENCE REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the Science portion of the GED test. No class 11/28.
EDU A18-01, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED COMPLETE REVIEW Fee: $10 ($98)
Intensive review of the four subject areas of the GED tests; course is intended for those close to taking the tests. No class 10/9, 10/24, 11/11.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 9/14, 9 am-1:30 pm
EDU A09-02, OC/SK, 8 Mon./Wed., 9/9, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/10, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A09-04, EVCC, 10 Mon./Wed., 9/9, 9:30 am-12 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE - COMPLETE REVIEW (GED LEVEL) Fee: $10 ($98)
Preparation in all four areas of the GED tests; course is taught solely in Spanish and is intended for students wishing to take GED tests in their native language. No class 10/3, 10/14, 11/11, 11/28, 11/30.
EDU A11-01, MAINE W, 10 Mon./Wed., 9/9, 6:30-9 pm
EDU A11-02, RRC, 16 Sat., 8/31, 9 am-12 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/10, 6:30-9 pm
CONSTITUTION REVIEW (GED LEVEL) Fee: $3 ($32)
Instruction on the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and the Declaration of Independence; course can enable students to fulfill the Constitution Test requirement of the GED Tests.
HIS A01-01, NILES W, 6 Tue., 9/10, 7-9:30 pm
Computer Lab for ESL, Literacy, and GED Students
Open only to students enrolled in Oakton’s free ESL, Literacy, GED, and Bridges classes. Practice English or Math skills on the computer with the help of an instructor. Nine (9) seats available on a first come/first served basis.
Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie
Days and Times/Availability Dates:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning August 26)
Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (beginning September 25)
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning September 10)