To earn a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Age: Proof that the applicant is at least 18.5 years old or their 9th-grade class has graduated from high school.
- 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
- Residency: Provide proof that the applicant has resided in Wisconsin for at least 10 days.
- Graduation Status: The applicant has not graduated from high school and is not enrolled in any public or private high school.
- 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
Counties - Ashland, Baroon, Chippewa, Douglas, Eau Claire, Price, Rusk, St. Croix, TaylorNorthwood Technical College, AshlandNorthwood Technical College, Rice LakeChippewa Valley Technical College - Chippewa Falls, Chippewa FallsNorthwood Technical College, SuperiorChippewa Valley Technical College, Eau ClaireNorthcentral Technical College, PhillipsNorthwood Technical College -Ladysmith Outreach Center, LadysmithNorthwood Technical College, New RichmondNorthcentral Technical College, Medford
Counties - Brown, Door, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, OneidaNortheast Wisconsin Technical College, Green BayNortheast Wisconsin Technical College, Sturgeon BayNorthcentral Technical College - Antigo, AntigoNorthcentral Tech College - Merrill Adult Academy, MerrillNortheast Wisconsin Technical College, MarinetteNicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander
Counties - Adams, Marathon, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood
Mid-State Technical College, AdamsNorthcentral Technical College, WausauMid-State Technical College-MSTC, Stevens PointNorthcentral Technical College, WittenbergFox Valley Technical College - Clintonville, ClintonvilleFox Valley Technical College - Waupaca, WaupacaFox Valley Technical College - Wautoma, WautomaMid-State Technical College, MarshfieldMid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids
Counties - Calumet, Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, WinnebagoFox Valley Technical College - Chilton, ChiltonMoraine Park Technical College, Fond Du LacLakeshore Technical College- Cleveland, ClevelandLakeshore Technical College- Manitowoc, ManitowocFox Valley Technical College - Appleton Campus, AppletonLakeshore Technical College-Sheboygan, SheboyganFox Valley Tech College - Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Oshkosh
Counties - Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock, SaukMadison College - Portage, PortageMadison College, MadisonMadison College- South, MadisonMoraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam, Beaver DamBlackhawk Technical College - Monroe Campus, MonroeMadison College-Ft. Atkinson, Fort AtkinsonMadison College - Watertown Campus, WatertownBlackhawk Technical College, BeloitBlackhawk Technical College, JanesvilleMadison College - Reedsburg, Reedsburg
Counties - Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, WaukeshaGateway Technical College, KenoshaMilwaukee Area Tech College - Oak Creek Campus, Oak CreekLiteracy Services of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeYWCA Southeast Wisconsin, MilwaukeeUMOS, Inc., MilwaukeeMilwaukee Area Technical College, MilwaukeeMilwaukee Area Tech. College - West Allis Campus, West AllisSocial Development Commission, MilwaukeeMilwaukee Area Technical College - Mequon Campus, MequonGateway Technical College, RacineYWCA Southeast Wisconsin, RacineGateway Technical College, ElkhornMoraine Park Technical College, West Bend, West BendWaukesha County Technical College -Pewaukee Campus, Pewaukee
Counties - Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, RichlandSouthwest Wisconsin Technical College, FennimoreWestern Technical College - Black River Falls, Black River FallsWestern Technical College, La CrosseWestern Technical College-Tomah, TomahRichland Center Testing Center, Richland Center