HARRISBURG/INA, IL —- Free GED classes are back at Southeastern Illinois College through a cooperative program with Rend Lake College. The pair are offering GED classes via Zoom with classes starting every few weeks.
The GED, which stands for General Education Development, is known as an option for those who didn’t finish high school, so they can earn a high school equivalency diploma and be eligible for college classes. The GED test modules include English, Math, Social Studies and Science. The free classes prepare students for each of these modules.
Class start dates coming up are March 8, April 5, May 3, and May 17. The Zoom classes are held Monday through Thursday9a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Reading and math only classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
Students in the SIC district will receive a box of helpful study materials when you register for a class. Students who need a computer can get one on loan from SIC. Also available as needed are internet hot spots and data cards to be used for the classes.
Testing can be done on the SIC campus every couple of weeks. The testing fee is $30 per module ($120 total). Fees may be paid online by debit, credit card or voucher purchased from the Regional Office of Education. Testing fees do not include the cost of the Illinois High School Equivalence Certificate ($10)/ Official Transcript ($3). Assistance may be available for reduced or free testing fees.