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General Education Development (GED)

Getting your high school equivalency is an academic milestone and a personal achievement. Prepare to be proud as you study for the General Education Degree (GED) exam at CLC. You can take courses in Spanish or English, at one of three campuses or online. The actual exam is held onsite through CLC’s Testing Center and a GED graduation ceremony is held in May. Then continue your education with college-level courses in CLC’s Village Learning Community.

GED Courses

How to get started with GED courses.

GED (in English or Spanish)

Preparation for adults who have not completed high school and want to take the GED examination to earn their high school equivalency certificate.

GED Course Online

The GED program is now offered online. Students who are interested in taking the free online class must be able to use computers and have an e-mail address. Students may use CLC's computer labs or local libraries.

Note: These courses do not apply to any associate degree or career certificate program.

GED Testing

GED testing is offered through the College of Lake County Testing Center.

GED Graduation

A GED graduation ceremony will be held in May for any Lake County resident who passes the GED examination and meets all requirements for a GED.

Important Notice

Seats are assigned on the basis of students' test scores and class availability; taking the placement test does not guarantee a seat in a class.

How to Get Started

Submit a Student Admission Form (application) and make an appointment to take the placement test by calling (847) 543-2445.

For Current Students

Priority registration should be used by students who are currently attending classes and would like to enroll for the following semester. Once we verify this information, your request will be confirmed.


GED Preparation Courses

Contact the Adult Basic Education, GED & ESL Division.

GED Testing

Please contact the Testing Center regarding questions about GED exams.