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.
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 must come to one of the locations listed below for two evenings of placement testing, counseling, and registration. Attendance is required on both evenings. Students must arrive on time and bring a calculator.
Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Room number will be posted.
August 7 and 9 (Monday and Wednesday), 6 p.m.
August 22 and 24 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 p.m.
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 A02-34, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 7/6, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A02-33, OC/SK, 7 Tue., 7/11, 9 am-12 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, 7 Mon., 7/10, 7-10 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 A07-32, OC/SK, 7 Mon.., 7/10, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-33, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/5, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-34, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/5, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-35, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 7/6, 9 am-12 pm
EDU A07-36, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/5, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-37, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 7/6, 9 am-12 pm
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, 7 Tue., 7/11, 6:30-9:45 pm
GED READING REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Course provides practice in critical reading skills needed for three major areas of the GED tests.
EDU A05-31, OC/SK, 7 Mon., 7/10, 7-10 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, 7 Wed., 7/5, 7-10 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, 14 Mon./Wed., 7/5, 6-9:30 pm
EDU A09-33, OC/SK, 14 Tue./Thu., 7/6, 9 am-12 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., 7/11, 7-9:30 pm
GED SCIENCE REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the Science portion of the GED Tests.
EDU A18-31, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 7/6, 7-10 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 A11-31, ETHS, 12 Tue.-Thu., 7/5, 5:45-9:45 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.
Location: Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie Campus
Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Availability Dates: July 5 - August 28, 2017