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How to get a GED/HSED

 

CHECK ELIGIBILITY

To earn a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Age: Proof that the applicant is at least 18.5 years old or their 9th-grade class has graduated from high school.
    1. Students age 17 to 18.5 years may only be served through a school district or special programs. For information on programs available, please see Contracting with Technical Colleges, Challenge Academy, and GED Option #2 available here: Alternative Education
  2. Residency: Provide proof that the applicant has resided in Wisconsin for at least 10 days.
  3. Graduation Status: The applicant has not graduated from high school and is not enrolled in any public or private high school.
  4. Counseling: The applicant has completed counseling sessions from approved educational institutions: See PI 5.03(4) for more information.

 

CONTACT PREP PROGRAMS AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS

 

Wisconsin prep programs and assessment centers can guide applicants with the process of selecting GED and HSED options and the criteria to earn these credentials.

GED/HSED Prep Programs and Assessment Centers

 

 

Regions of the State of Wisconsin; Northwest, Northeast, Central; Southwest; East Central; South Central; Southeast

NORTHWEST

Counties - Ashland, Baroon, Chippewa, Douglas, Eau Claire, Price, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor

 

Northwood Technical College, Ashland
 
Northwood Technical College, Rice Lake
 
Chippewa Valley Technical College - Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls
 
Northwood Technical College, Superior
 
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire
 
Northcentral Technical College, Phillips
 
Northwood Technical College -Ladysmith Outreach Center, Ladysmith
 
Northwood Technical College, New Richmond
 
Northcentral Technical College, Medford
NORTHEAST

Counties - Brown, Door, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida

 

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Sturgeon Bay
 
Northcentral Technical College - Antigo, Antigo
 
Northcentral Tech College - Merrill Adult Academy, Merrill
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Marinette
 
Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander
CENTRAL

Counties - Adams, Marathon, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood


Mid-State Technical College, Adams
 
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau
 
Mid-State Technical College-MSTC, Stevens Point
 
Northcentral Technical College, Wittenberg
 
Fox Valley Technical College - Clintonville, Clintonville
 
Fox Valley Technical College - Waupaca, Waupaca
 
Fox Valley Technical College - Wautoma, Wautoma
 
Mid-State Technical College, Marshfield
 
Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids
EAST CENTRAL

Counties - Calumet, Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Winnebago

 

Fox Valley Technical College - Chilton, Chilton
 
Moraine Park Technical College, Fond Du Lac
 
Lakeshore Technical College- Cleveland, Cleveland
 
Lakeshore Technical College- Manitowoc, Manitowoc
 
Fox Valley Technical College - Appleton Campus, Appleton
 
Lakeshore Technical College-Sheboygan, Sheboygan
 
Fox Valley Tech College - Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Oshkosh
 
SOUTH CENTRAL

Counties - Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk

 

Madison College - Portage, Portage
 
Madison College, Madison
 
Madison College- South, Madison
 
Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam
 
Blackhawk Technical College - Monroe Campus, Monroe
 
Madison College-Ft. Atkinson, Fort Atkinson
 
Madison College - Watertown Campus, Watertown
 
Blackhawk Technical College, Beloit
 
Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville
 
Madison College - Reedsburg, Reedsburg
 
SOUTHEAST

Counties - Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

 

Gateway Technical College, Kenosha
 
Milwaukee Area Tech College - Oak Creek Campus, Oak Creek
 
Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
UMOS, Inc., Milwaukee
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee
 
Milwaukee Area Tech. College - West Allis Campus, West Allis
 
Social Development Commission, Milwaukee
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College - Mequon Campus, Mequon
 
Gateway Technical College, Racine
 
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, Racine
 
Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn
 
Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, West Bend
 
Waukesha County Technical College -Pewaukee Campus, Pewaukee
 
SOUTHWEST

Counties - Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland

 

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore
 
Western Technical College - Black River Falls, Black River Falls
 
Western Technical College, La Crosse
 
Western Technical College-Tomah, Tomah
 
Richland Center Testing Center, Richland Center