GED Testing

Computer-Based GED Testing

Now available at the Harper Professional Center.

Harper’s Workforce Certification Center has partnered with Pearson VUE to provide you with a convenient location to take your computer-based GED (General Educational Development) exam. 

Computer-Based GED Testing is available on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You must register for each exam individually.

  1. Create your account and register online at the GED testing site.
  2. If you need additional help, click here for a tutorial on how to register for the GED.
  3. Applicants with a consulate ID or foreign passport, must bring proof of IL Residency in order to test (IL State ID or current utility bill with name and address).
  4. Select the exam(s) you wish to take and choose the Harper Certification Center Test Site.

Harper College Professional Center (not Harper main campus)
650 East Higgins Road, Suite 2W
Schaumburg, IL 60173 

  1. Schedule your exam time based on availability.
  2. Provide payment. This payment has to be a credit card, debit card or pre-paid card.

At GED.com you will get information about local policies and how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), and you will be able to schedule all your GED exams. Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with MyGED™ at GED.com

 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg. View directions to the Harper Professional Center.

  • Bring a valid, current, signed, government-issued photo ID. This may be a driver’s license, state I.D., IDHS card, passport or consulate I.D.  Testing in Illinois requires proof of IL residency.

Important: The Proctor at the Testing Center will REFUSE ENTRY if you have insufficient identification. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR IDENTIFICATION AT HOME.

FAQs

Q: What are the costs and duration of each GED Exam Module?
A: Check the following table:

Exam Module Module Length Module Fee
Mathematical Reasoning 120 minutes $30.00
Reasoning through Language Arts 155 minutes $30.00
Science 95 minutes $30.00
Social Studies 75 minutes $30.00

 

Q: Am I eligible to take the test?
A: Please call 847.328.9795 to find out if you are eligible.

Q: Should I re-test?
A: You may choose any or all of the exams to re-test. The best score is counted for each test, so you may gain points but will not lose points by re-taking a test. Please note that in Illinois you are required to finish the entire test before re-testing any subjects.

Q: What is a passing score?
A: The minimum passing score set by the GED Testing Service is an average of 450 or higher on each content area test (a total standard score of 2250 or higher). In addition, you have to score at least 410 or higher in each content area.

Q: How can I access the GED Test Tutorial?
A: Access the GED Test Tutorial here

Q: How do I get my results?
A: Your scores will be available at GED.com within five business days.

Q: How do I get an official transcript and/or diploma if I reside in Cook County?
A: To request additional transcripts or diplomas in Illinois, complete the English or Spanish request form and submit it with a money order or cashier’s check to:

Cook County GED Testing Program
Illinois Community College Board-GED
Post Office Box 88725
Chicago, IL 60680-1725

The cost is:

  • $3 each for a transcript
  • $10 each for a diploma

Q: How do I get an official transcript and/or diploma if I reside in a county other than Cook County?
A: Please check with your county’s Regional Office of Education. Access directory here. You may also call the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) at 217.558.5668 or visit the ICCB website

Q: I can't make the test. How do I reschedule? 
A: Log in to your account at GED.com to reschedule at least 24 hours in advance. 
No rescheduling is allowed with less than 24-hours notice.

Q: Where can I take preparatory classes for the GED?
A: Call the Harper College Adult Educational Development Department at 847.925.6223, or
call the Illinois Adult Literacy Hot Line at 800.321.9511.

Q: How can I get more information?
A: Go online to the Cook County GED site at cookcountyged.org, GED Testing Services at GED.com, or call 847.328.9795.

Q: Where can I find other testing dates or locations?
A: cookcountyged.org or GED.com

Q: Are there study guides available for purchase?
A:  Yes, you may purchase study guides from GED Testing Services.

Q: Where can I take the Constitution Test?
A: You may take the U.S. Constitution test at the Harper Testing and Assessment Center located on Harper’s main campus in Building A, Room A148. This test is used for the GED requirement. There is no fee for this test. For more information, contact the Testing and Assessment Center at 847.925.6541 or at testing@harpercollege.edu.