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GED/HSED Transcripts and Credentials

Announcement: Emergency Orders for transcripts and credentials cannot be accepted at this time.

Obtaining GED/HSED Transcripts and Credentials

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This service is for individuals who have earned their Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) or your High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) in Wisconsin. If you have earned a regular high school diploma including GED Option #2, you must contact the school district for copies of diplomas and transcripts.


Before making the request, the following information will be required:

  • Name at the time of GED testing or name as it appears on your credential. If unsure what name is on your credential, please list all previous names used.
  • Date-of-birth
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Your telephone number, with area code
  • Email address

Pay by Credit Card or Bank Transfer

GED/HSED ePay is a secure online form that can be completed by the following link below. You will need a valid email address and digital payment to complete the request. You will be notified via email once the request has been reviewed and approved.

GED/HSED ePay Certification Request Form

Pay by Check or Money Order

PI-8203 Order Form can be downloaded and filled out using your web browser or our preferred application Adobe Reader, which is free to download.

You will be asked to provide the following in addition to the criteria above:

  • Your signature (transcripts cannot be released without a signed request)
  • Enclose a check or money order for the total amount of your fees. There is a $15.00 fee for each document (credential or transcript) you request. If additional copies of these documents are requested on the same order, they will be issued at a charge of $2.00 each.
  • Send your request enclosing either a check or money order only. Do not send cash through the mail.

Download the PI-8203 Credential Order Form

All information provided will remain strictly confidential through both request options. Your order will be processed in the sequence received and will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. Mailed orders are sent via regular 1st class mail which cannot be traced. The Department is NOT responsible for items lost by the Post Office or by any alternative recipient.


Companies, colleges and universities seeking verifications (without certified transcripts) may follow these steps: How to Verify a GED/HSED Credential

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