St. Augustine College offers FREE GED classes online for adults that are available in both English and Spanish and take just 10 weeks to complete. Our innovative and intensive GED program prepares students for success with a strong college and career readiness component.

  • U.S. Constitution Testing
  • Paid Practice Tests
  • Support Services to ensure students can complete the program and earn their Illinois High School Diploma
  • A FREE College class, as an incentive to transition to college, participants who complete the program are offered a free college class at St. Augustine College

 

Benefits

  • Personalized Tutoring
  • Practice Tests
  • Computer Navigation skills
  • Job readiness workshops
  • Scholarships to cover 50% of Illinois GED testing fees
  • Free SAC college credit course* (*Restrictions apply)

Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Computer required / Laptop or Desktop (SAC does not provide a computer for online classes)
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • IL Residents only

These are intermediate-level classes: Students must have a 9th-grade level in reading and a 7th-grade level in math.

CLASS SCHEDULE
Cohort 1: 7/29 – 10/4

Cohort 2: 10/14 – 12/20

Cohort 3: 1/26 – 4/10 

Cohort 4: 4/20 – 6/26

Classes meet 5 days a week 
4 hours long
10 weeks

 
 

Advancement Opportunities

Graduates from the GED program are offered a FREE class at St. Augustine College! Graduates can also transfer into our ESL program or one of our degree programs. Many students successfully transition into general education classes, paving the way for further academic and career achievements.
 

FAQs

How do you get a GED in Illinois?
To get a GED in Illinois, you must complete the computer-based GED® exam, which covers four subject areas:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA)
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Science
  • Social studies

The entire exam takes about 7.5 hours to complete. St. Augustine offers free GED classes for adults available to all Illinois residents. We offer our GED classes in Spanish and English to help you prepare for the exam.

How long is the GED Program?
The GED program at St. Augustine runs for 10 weeks, with classes meeting 5 days a week for 4 hours each day.

Who is eligible for the GED program at St. Augustine?
To enroll in our free online GED program at St. Augustine, you must be 18 years of age or older, have a reliable internet connection, and be a resident of Illinois. You also need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) for online classes.

What are the academic requirements for the GED program?
The GED program at St. Augustine is designed for intermediate-level students. To enroll, you should have a 9th-grade level in reading and a 7th-grade level in math. This ensures that you are adequately prepared to succeed in the program and ultimately pass the GED exam.

What happens after I complete the GED program?
Graduates from the GED program at St. Augustine are offered a FREE college course as an incentive to transfer into college. Graduates can also enter the ESL program or one of our degree programs. Many students begin taking general education courses to jumpstart their careers in criminal justice, nursing, and construction.

Where can I learn more about the Illinois GED® exam?
For more detailed information about the GED® test in Illinois, including testing locations, fees, and policies, visit the Illinois GED® page.

High School Equivalency (GED) Contacts:

 

Elvina Hargrave M.Ed

Director of Adult Education

St Augustine College

1345 W Argyle St. Chicago, Il 60640

E:ehargrave@staugustine.lewisu.edu

P:773-878-3841 (Text messages are accepted)

 

Jasmine Guadarrama

Adult Education Coordinator

St Augustine College

1345 W Argyle St. Chicago, Il 60640

jguadarrama1@staugustine.lewisu.edu

P:773-878-3358