High School Equivalency (GED® / HiSet®) Classes
In Illinois, there are three recognized high school equivalency tests: GED, HiSet and Test Accessing Secondary Completion (TASC). The KCC Testing Center proctors the GED (computer-based) and HiSet (computer-based and "paper/pencil") versions.
KCC has instruction and services to help students succeed on high school equivalency tests. Classes are offered at no cost. New classes begin throughout the year at the KCC Riverfront Campus and the South Extension Center (Watseka).
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Benefits of Obtaining Your GED®:
- GED graduates, on average, earn $2,040 more a year than employees without a GED.
- GED graduates who attend community colleges, on average, perform as well academically as high school graduates.
- GED graduates are more likely than high school dropouts to receive additional training after earning their credential.
- GED graduates are more likely to be employed full time than employees without a GED.
- About half of GED graduates attended two or four-year colleges after earning their GED credentials.
- Passing the GED represents a level of literacy widely viewed as necessary for social and economic advancement.