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All Adult Education classes will begin online March 31, 2020.

Please go to your Canvas for more information or email with any questions.

The High School Equivalency/GED program is designed to help students prepare for passing their HSE/GED exam.

The HSE/GED program offers instruction in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Other offered classes focus on how to acheive success on your academic and career goals.

Class Schedule

Heartland offers various daytime and evening HSE/GED classes. Classes generally meet for three hours a day, three times a week.

HSE Class Offerings

Spring 2020

Semester: January 14 - May 21
No classes: January 20 and March 9-13

Classroom Environment

Your teacher will get to know you, your strengths, weaknesses and goals and will plan lessons to meet your needs.

Your studies will likely include reading, writing, social studies, science and math.

We can also help you prepare for the U.S. and Illinois Constitution exam, which is required for the High School Equivalency Certificate.

Enrollment Requirements

  • HSE/GED students must be 16 or older in age. Any student under the age of 18 will have to fill out a high school release form before attending classes.
  • HSE/GED students must be be able to meet all English proficiency requirements to participate in the program.


All classes are paid for by state and federal grants. You pay nothing.


Call us Today to Register for classes!

Registration processes are different for each Heartland center. Please contact the appropriate campus for more information.

Normal Campus

  • You must make a testing appointment before you can start class.
  • Call us at 309-268-8180 to make an appointment or click HERE
  • Testing usually takes four hours. During the testing session, you will complete paperwork, take a placement test and meet with a staff member to discuss your goals.
  • After testing, you must attend a program orientation before you can begin class.

To enroll in the High School Equivalency (HSE)/GED program, please contact us at 309-268-8180 to set up an appointment.

Lincoln Campus

  • Call the Lincoln Center at 217-735-1731 to enroll.

Pontiac Campus

  • Call the Pontiac Center at 815-842-6777 to enroll.

Contact Us


Heartland Community College
Student Commons Building, 1000
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761


Heartland Community College
2201 Woodlawn Road
Lincoln, IL 62656


Heartland Community College
211 E. Madison
Pontiac, IL 61764

Para información en español:  309-268-8266.