GED Eligibility

An individual is eligible to take the GED test if the meet all the following conditions:

  • Is 17 years of age or older*
  • Does not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Is a resident of the State of Illinois

*If an individual is 17 years of age and has been enrolled public, private, or home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school attended before taking the GED test.  Proof of withdrawal can be emailed to leann.arsenault@illinois.gov or faxed to 217-558-6700

Upcoming Test Dates