DuPage Regional Office of Education is happy to assist persons who have not graduated from high school and are interested in the opportunity to earn the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma. The statutory authority for Illinois state HSE responsibilities are outlined in the School Code. ISBE has the responsibility for coordinating a statewide system for the issuance of high school equivalency diplomas. ROEs have administrative and document issuance authority in all regions of the state, except Cook County. Currently Illinois offers two HSE exams, both of which will satisfy the necessary subject testing requirements. Successful completion of the Illinois Constitution Test or Module is also a requirement for the HSE diploma. The waiver from the Constitution test requirement, due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited testing sites, was valid to students who took the High School Equivalency test modules through 6/30/2022. Examinees who achieve the minimum standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education will receive the High School Equivalency Diploma. The free GED campaign ends September 30, 2023. Beginning October 1, 2023, GED users will be able to use the ILSAVE discount code which will cover $26.00 for each test. For HISET users, the code will change to ILSAVE26, which will cover up to $26 of the test. Check with your Regional Office of Education for any other discount programs the state may be offering to test takers.

Our hours of GED/HSE services are 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to
verify we are the record holder of your documents, and to ensure there is a specialist available to fill
your request before you come. If you need to request pickup of your documents outside of these hours,
please contact us by phone or email and we can set up an appointment for you to come in.