IL High School Equivalency
Community residents who have not earned a high school diploma can test to obtain their
Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE). Illinois accepts three exams for high school
equivalency, with the most well know and what Kishwaukee College tests is the GED. This computerized test is offered at Kishwaukee College in both English and Spanish.
The State of Illinois also requires a passing score on the U.S./Illinois Constitution
The U.S. and Illinois Constitution Test
In order to earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, examinees must take
and pass the Constitution test as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes – School
Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3) in addition to passing one of the state-approved high school
equivalency tests. There is no fee to take the Constitution test, and Kishwaukee College
offers this exam. Call Testing Services at 815-825-9841 to schedule an appointment.
Those who have already passed the Constitution test in high school do not need to
take it again. Proof of passing the test must be obtained from the high school and
provided to the local Regional Office of Education when requesting the High School
HSE Transcripts and Certificates
Once examinees have passed all HSE subtests and the U.S./Illinois Constitution test,
they may apply for their Illinois HSE transcript and/or certificate at their local
Regional Office of Education.