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What are JJC GED Preparation Classes?
- GED Preparation classes offered through the Department of Adult Education and Literacy are designed specifically for individuals who are studying to pass the GED (high school equivalency) Test.
- Classes generally meet two days or evenings per week for three hours per class (9 am-12 pm or 5:30-8:30 pm) at locations throughout the JJC District and online for students who qualify.
- Classes are typically between eight and sixteen weeks.
- Classes are held at several locations such as Joliet Junior College's City Center Campus, Main Campus, Romeoville Campus, Morris Education Center, Bolingbrook and Reed Custer High Schools, and more.
- Preparation for all five test subjects is included in our classes: Literature and Arts, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Discussion of specific test taking strategies is also included.
- Constitution Test reviews are scheduled during the semester for individuals who must pass the IL and US Constitution and Flag test as a requirement of the GED.
- There are no charges for either the GED Preparation classes or Constitution Reviews.
How do I qualify for the GED classes?
- Any adult, age 16 and older, who has not completed high school and who is not enrolled in or attending high school may enroll in GED Preparation courses.
- Placement tests are given to determine student strengths and weaknesses in order to guide instruction and help prepare for the GED test.
How do I sign up for classes?
- All students 16 or 17 years old must have a letter from their high school stating that you are no longer attending.
- Contact the Department of Adult Education and Literacy office at (815) 280-1333, online at www.jjc.edu/info/dafs/ or stop by at 214 N. Ottawa St, Joliet, 3rd Floor.
- Schedule/select an orientation session date and time (approx. 3.5 hours). The orientation session includes placement testing, goal setting, and registration.
- Select the class time and location that meets your schedule.
How do I take the test?
- Will County Regional Office of Ed., 702 W Maple St, New Lenox, IL 60451 815-740-8360
- Grundy County Regional Office of Ed., 1320 Union St, Morris, IL 815-941-3247
- Kendall County Regional Office of Ed., 109 W Ridge Rd, Yorkville, IL 630-553-4168
Reasonable accommodations are available upon request; please contact your Regional Office of Education with accommodation related questions. Depending on the requested accommodation, medical documentation may be necessary.
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What is i-Pathways (GED Prep Class Online)
i-Pathways is an internet-based instructional program that may be utilized as a "standalone" program or may be combined with traditional classroom instruction to help prepare students for the GED test. Students must take an entrance exam to determine eligibility into this program. Students in the online program can still utilize our other services.
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Spanish GED (GED en Espanol)
The Spanish GED program provides instruction or review of all of the GED Test subjects (reading, writing, social studies, science, math) and practice tests to prepare students to pass the GED Test in Spanish. Students must take an entrance exam to determine eligibility into this class. Class size is limited. A bilingual instructor teaches the course. It is recommended that students enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to improve their English communication skills at the same time, right before, or right after the Spanish GED course.
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Adult Basic Education and Pre-GED
The Adult Basic Education and pre-GED classes are designed for out-of-school youth and adults who are experiencing difficulties with reading, writing, math and/or problem solving, as well as students with special learning needs including limited English proficiency. Students are individually assessed from basic literacy to the eighth grade level and monitored for progress into GED-level courses. Basic skill and adult basic education classes offer small class sizes, computer-assisted instruction, and individual or classroom tutors.
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GED Preparation/Review Course
This GED Test preparation course includes a review of each GED test subject (Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Math) and discussion of specific test-taking strategies. Tips for overcoming test anxiety are also included.
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