IMPORTANT: Starting January 2, 2014, there will be a new High School Equivalency (GED)® test. If for any reason, you did not pass the five subject area High School Equivalency (GED) tests by December 31, 2013, you will lose your current scores and all fees and must start the new computer based application and testing process over in 2014.
What is the 2014 High School Equivalency (GED)® Program?
You'll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores and learn about jobs and colleges.
What is MyGED™?
MyGED™ is your start to finish tool for the 2014 High School Equivalency (GED)® Program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the High School Equivalency (GED)® Test. Get started at www.GED.com to create a MyGED™ account, start studying, schedule your test and learn about jobs and college options.
What is the 2014 High School Equivalency (GED)® test like?
The High School Equivalency (GED)® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you. There are Four (4) parts: Science (90 minutes), Social Studies (70 minutes), Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break), and Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes). Offered in English and Spanish.
Where can I study?
Contact adult education programs at McHenry County College at 815-479-7544 or sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and click on "Study" to find tools and free practice test questions.
How do I register?
Sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then.
When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.GED.com. Log in and click on "Schedule Test" on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you'll be directed to choose your language, subject and the day and time that work best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
What is the passing score?
On the 2014 High School Equivalency (GED)® test you need to earn at least 145 points on each subject to pass.
Is there a fee to take the 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. In Illinois the fee is $30.00 per content module ($120.00 total).
In addition to the four High School Equivalency (GED)® subject tests, Illinois residents are required to satisfactorily pass an examination on American patriotism and the principles of representative government as enunciated in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, as well as the proper use and display of the American Flag as provided by 105 ILCS 5/27-3 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes-School Code.
- Provide to the McHenry County Regional Office of Education, proof of having passed the Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests in the form of a letter from the high school stating that the applicant has passed the tests, or,
- Pass the Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests as part of the GED certification process. Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests may be taken at any time at McHenry County College, at least an hour and a half prior to closing.
McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012 (815) 479-7544
AFTER THE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (GED)® TEST
Once you have passed the High School Equivalency (GED)® test and the Constitution Test as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes-School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3), you should contact the Regional Office of Education (ROE) for the county in which you reside to request your Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and Official Transcript. For McHenry County there is a request form at the top of this page. The fee to obtain a certificate is $10 and $3 for an official transcript.