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In conjunction with Kennedy King College, Centers offers tuition free General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation to qualified individuals looking to further their education and enter the workplace with confidence.

Our contextualized approach and small class sizes with one-on-one instructor support assist individuals who need to increase their reading, writing, and math skills.

The length of time necessary to prepare for the GED® exam depends on a combination of factors including the student's initial reading and math scores, previous years of education, length of time out of school, level of motivation, and amount of time available for study and homework.

GED Preparation classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the James Pitts Center, 226 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653. For further information, please contact us at 773-538-2388.

In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 and 17 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.)

On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 145 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you're likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you're likely to pass. If you are taking classes at City Colleges of Chicago, your teacher can help you determine when to take the Practice Test.