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.

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 January 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.

Spring 2019

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Friday, December 7, 10 a.m. in Room A145-152
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. in Room P103-104
Friday, December 14, 10 a.m. in Room A145-152
Friday, January 11, 10 a.m. in Room P103-104
Saturday, January 12, 10 a.m. in Room A145-152

 

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Pre-GED Classes


PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS    Fee: No Charge ($47)
A review of English usage, sentence structure, and punctuation. No class 10/9, 10/25, 11/22.
EDU A02-02, MAINE E, 13 Tue., 9/11, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A02-04, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/13, 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 11/12, 11/23.
EDU A04-02, OC/SK, 13 Mon., 9/10, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A04-03, OC/SK, 13 Fri., 9/7, 9:30 am-12 pm

PRE-GED MATH SKILLS    Fee: No Charge ($47)
Review of basic math skills, fractions, decimals and interpretations of graphs and charts. No class 10/17, 10/18, 11/21, 11/22.
EDU A07-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-05, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-03, MAINE E, 13 Thu., 9/6, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-04, OC/SK, 13 Thu., 9/6, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A07-06, OC/SK, 13 Thu., 9/6, 9:30 am-12 pm

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GED Review Classes


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 11/12.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 9/8, 9 am-1:30 pm
EDU A09-02, OC/SK, 8 Mon./Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/4, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A09-04, EVCC, 10 Mon./Wed., 9/10, 9:30 am-12 pm

GED ENGLISH REVIEW      Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of sentence structure, grammar, and introduction to academic writing.
EDU A03-01, NILES W, 13 Tue., 9/4, 6:30-9:15 pm

GED READING REVIEW     Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school reading skills incorporating prose, poetry, and drama. Course provides practice in critical reading skills needed for three major areas of the GED tests. No class 10/8, 11/12.
EDU A05-01, NILES N, 13 Mon., 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 10/25, 11/21, 11/22.
EDU A08-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A08-02, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/13, 6:30-9:15 pm

GED SCIENCE REVIEW    Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the Science portion of the GED test. No class 10/25, 11/22.
EDU A18-01, NILES W, 13 Thu., 9/13, 6:30-9:15 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 10/8, 11/12.
EDU A11-01, MAINE W, 10 Mon./Wed., 9/5, 6:30-9 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/4, 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., 9/4, 7-9:30 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:
Monday/Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning 8/20)
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning 9/11)
Wednesday/Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (beginning 9/26)

 

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