General Education Development (GED)
If you are interested in earning a GED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain requirements:
- Age – Provide proof that you are least 18.5 years old or that your 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 program.
- Residency- Provide proof that you have resided in Wisconsin for at least 10 days.
- Application – Complete an application form at the initial meeting and pay a testing and credential fee.
GED Inquiry Form
High School Equivelency Diploma (HSED)
The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to earn their HSED by creating a collection of work that shows an understanding of each subject. You must be 18 or older to enroll and you need to have a referral from a GED instructor from a state-approved GED program. The HSED program, also known as PI 5.09, is taught in a classroom environment, not in a computer lab. Instructors not only teach but work with students to make sure they truly understand the subject matter.
This highly-structured and intensive program meets four to five days a week, for 16 weeks. Daytime and evening classes are offered.
The curriculum consists of three parts, one for each subject. You can enroll at any time so you can begin class at the start of the topic. Each section is five weeks. The three core subject areas are:
- Language and Communication
- Pathways (Civics, Health, and Employability)
Classes are held Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 12:00pm.
Eligibility: Must be 18 years and 6 months and older, or the class year the person entered grade 9 in has graduated from high school. Must be a resident of Wisconsin. Must also meet academic and attendance requirements and be REFERRED by a GED instructor.
Once you complete the course, you can take your exam at SDC in our certified Pearson Vue Testing Center!
For more information, on our HSED or GED programs, please call our Education and Training department at 414.906.2839.
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