Ready to get started? After you watch the Information Session presentation, you will need to submit an Adult Education Pre-Registration Form* and receive your student ID (called an X-Number).
* not required for returning students

Students with X-Numbers should call (630) 966-4600 to schedule your placement test. After your test you will receive information about your next step, completing your online orientation.

HSE Program Information

High School Equivalency classes offer instruction in math, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. Adults, 16 years of age and older who meet certain requirements, are eligible to enroll. These classes prepare students to take and pass all four tests for the GED® credential. Successful students will receive a high school equivalency diploma. Classes are offered at the Aurora Downtown Campus, as well as other locations in the community. The flexible schedule includes morning and evening classes.

English/Spanish GED® Exam Preparation

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Preparation classes for the General Educational Development (GED®) Exam are offered in English or Spanish, and the tests can be taken in English or Spanish. Bilingual instructors teach these classes at the Aurora Downtown Campus and other locations in the community. An assessment test is required before beginning the classes.

Ready to Test?

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HSE exams such as GED® test
High school equivalency tests are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm., although it is not available on state holidays. For more information contact Adult Education at (630) 966-4600 or

Other Tests:
Waubonsee's Learning Assessment and Testing Services center also administers the computer-based constitution test, one of the requirements of the Illinois High School Equivalency process.

Completion Ceremony

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Waubonsee Community College hosts an annual completion ceremony for all students who have earned their HSE credential for that year. Visit or call the Adult Education office at the Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 457, for more information.

Contact Us

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Adult Education
Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 457
(630) 966-4600

Our advisors and counselors are bilingual.

Online Chat

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Available Hours:
Mon. - Thur. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.