High School Equivalency (GED)


The Alliance for Lifelong Learning can help you prepare for the High School Equivalency exams.


Testing and Counseling

Pre-GED Classes

GED Review Classes

Computer Lab for ESL, Literacy, and GED Students


General Information


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.

Eligibility
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
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.

 

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Testing and Counseling


Placement Testing and Counseling
New students who want to begin their test preparation classes in June 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 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, Room TBA
Thursday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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Pre-GED Classes


PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS    Fee: NO CHARGE ($47)
Beginning preparation for the GED Writing Skills Test with a review of English usage, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
EDU A02-33, OC/SK, 6 Tue., 7/9, 9 am-12:30 pm
EDU A02-34, OC/SK, 6 Thu., 7/11, 6-9:30 pm

PRE-GED READING SKILLS   Fee: NO CHARGE ($47)
Instruction in elementary reading skills: recognizing the main idea and supporting details, drawing inferences, and learning methods of organization; includes review of vocabulary development skills.
EDU A04-31, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 7/8, 6-9:30 pm

PRE-GED MATH SKILLS     Fee: NO CHARGE ($47)
Elementary addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; percents; interpretations of graphs and charts.
EDU A07-33, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 7/10, 6-9:30 pm
EDU A07-34, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 7/10, 6-9:30 pm
EDU A07-35, OC/SK, 6 Thu, 7/11, 9 am-12:30 pm
EDU A07-37, OC/SK, 6 Thu., 7/11, 9 am-12:30 pm

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GED Review Classes


GED ENGLISH REVIEW    Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Writing for the Extended Response portion of the GED test.
EDU A03-31, OC/SK, 6 Tue., 7/9, 6:30-9:45 pm

GED MATH REVIEW    Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school math including rapid review of fractions, decimals, and percents, but focusing on algebra, geometry and word problems.
EDU A08-31, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 7/10, 6-9:30 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.
EDU A09-31, OC/SK, 12 Mon./Wed., 7/8, 6:15-9:45 pm
EDU A09-32, OC/SK, 14 Tue./Thu., 7/9, 9 am-12 pm
EDU A09-33, ECC, 14 Mon./Wed., 7/8, 9:30 am-12:30 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 A01-31, OC/SK, 6 Tue./Thu., 7/16, 7-9:30 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.
EDU A11-35, OC/SK, 6 Mon./Wed., 7/8, 6:15-9:45 pm

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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.

Location: Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie
Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Availability Dates: July 1 - August 21

 

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