According to Illinois School Code, the responsibility of overseeing the Illinois High School Equivalency Testing Program is entrusted to the Regional Superintendent's Office. Passing one of the IHSE test offerings entitles registrants (17 years of age or older without a high school diploma) to receive a high school equivalency certificate.
Candidates looking to complete high school equivalency are required to take and pass the “Constitution Test” which includes both the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, as well as the Flag Test. There is no cost to take the Constitution Test, and can be completed before or after the high school equivalency exam. If you have already passed the high school level Constitution Test, you do not need to take it again. You can simply provide proof of passing to your Regional Office of Education.
ICCB to offer discounts for GED and HiSET exams
As of August 31st, ICCB (Illinois Community College Board) is offering discounted rates for the GED and HiSET exams as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. See information below for additional details.
Candidates can find important information to access the discount for the GED exam by logging on to their GED profile and scheduling a test at www.ged.com. First time users will need to create a new account before they can proceed with scheduling a test. Candidates will need to enter the code ILSAVE20 at check-out.
Candidates can access the discount for the HiSET exam by calling Education Testing Services customer support hotline at 1-855-MyHiSET and scheduling a test.
See Press Release Below
Contact Caitlyn Barnes at Illinois Community College Board at Caitlyn.E.Barns@illinois.gov with additional questions.
IHSE TESTING OFFERED IN ILLINOIS
|Joliet Junior College offers Pearson-Vue computer based testing and HISET paper/pencil testing at the following testing sites: Main Campus, City Center, and Romeoville.|
|Computer based only||Paper/pencil & Computer|
|Language Arts||Social Studies|
|Social Studies||Language Arts Reading|
|Language Arts Writing|
|Original Price/Price with Discount||Original Price/Price with Discount|
|$120 or $40 for the whole battery with discount||Computer:$93.75 or $13.75 for the whole battery with discount|
|Pencil/Paper:$115 or $35 for the whole battery with discount|
|HiSET online: $141.25 or $61.25 for the whole battery with discount|
|Passing Scores||Passing Scores|
Minimum passing score 145 on each subtest
|Minimum score of 8 on each subtest. Minimum score 2 out of 8 on essay. Total standard score of at least 45 on all 5 subtests.|
Any verification Pearson Vue requests at the time of the on-line application process ie. withdrawal/drop letter from high school or court order are to be sent to Caitlyn Barnes at ICCB in Springfield.
These verifications are to be faxed to (217)558-6700 or e-mailed to Caitlyn Barnes at Caitlyn.E.Barnes@illinois.gov. Caitlyn approves these verifications and then notifies Pearson-Vue/HiSET to allow the person to finish their registration on line. The applicant will get an e-mail from Pearson-Vue/HiSET when the verification has been approved.
The Regional Office of Education will continue to offer the Constitution Test. Please call Pam Stofko at (815) 740-8360 to schedule an appointment.
We are custodians of the Illinois High School Equivalency records for individuals who test in Will County, as well as Joliet Job Corps and all Will County Correctional Centers.
To request a Illinois High School Equivalency transcript click on the form below
**Effective July 1, 2018 Official transcript fee will be increasing to $10 per transcript**