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High School Equivalency (GED/HSE)

Take the first step toward your educational goals and improve your earning potential by working toward your high school equivalency. COD's free HSE program prepares you to take and pass the GED® or other high school equivalency exam.

Who is the HSE program for?

Adults age 16 and over who:

    • lack a high school diploma
    • have good reading skills
    • need to prepare to earn a high school equivalency certificate

Note: Those who are 16 or 17 years of age must have official high school withdrawal letter.

Why start today?

    • Classes are free
    • Textbooks are free
    • Free tutoring available
    • Easy registration
    • Supportive teachers
    • Several locations available near you
    • Tests can be taken in English or Spanish
    • Online classes are available

 
What you'll learn:

You'll receive instruction in the five areas covered on the tests:

    • social studies
    • science
    • interpreting literature and the arts
    • mathematics
    • writing skills.

Instruction is also offered on the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, and a test covering these areas must be passed if it was not passed in high school

Call (630) 942-3697 to get started!


Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) 
Learn how to attain your high school equivalency while earning in-demand certification in information technology or welding through ICAPS at College of DuPage.

Register today!

To register or for detailed program information, call Adult Education at (630) 942-3697 or visit our office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110.

View all Continuing Education programs and classes in the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information


Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Resources:

  • For the purpose of compliance with Public Law 101-166 (The Stevens Amendment) approximately 26% of the College of DuPage ABE/HSE/ELA programs are federally funded.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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