High School Equivalency / G.E.D. Program

The Shawnee Community College GED Program offers assistance to students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the GED examination for a high school equivalency diploma. Some of the program highlights are:

  • Flexible Class Hours
  • Individualized Instruction

GED Program Guidelines

ED classes are offered at no cost to adults age 16 and over who have not completed high school. Students under 18 must have a letter of separation from their high school district to enroll.

Individualized Instruction

Instruction in English, social studies, science, mathematics and United States and Illinois Constitutions. 
Day and Evening classes are also offered at several locations throughout the college district each semester.

Some supportive services may be available for eligible students.
Students may enter class at any time during the school semester.

Adult Basic Education

Classes are offered to students who have not completed high school and desire to improve their skills in mathematics, reading and writing.

Adult Basic Education Provides:

  • GED preparation / High School Equivalency
  • High school credit
  • Pre-GED Basic Skills improvement
  • Assessment/Counseling
  • Literacy
  • Parenting skills
  • Career preparation skills
  • Support services

Federal funds in the amount of $76,920 provide 34% of the funding for this program.


Contact for More Information

Adult Education / AHS Manager – 618-634-3419