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Am I eligible to take the GED or HiSET exam?

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To take the GED or HiSET exam, you must be at least 17 years old and have been a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days. Additionally, you cannot be currently attending high school, be a high school graduate, or have previously passed an GED/HiSET/TASC exam. If you are 17 years old, you must submit a letter of separation from high school to test.


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