Wisconsin offers two credentials to adults who have not graduated from high school:
- Certificate of General Educational Development (GED)
- High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
To be eligible to test, you must meet the criteria below:
- a resident of Wisconsin OR
- have lived in the state for at least 10 days OR
- be a migrant worker or the child of a migrant worker
- 18 years, 6 months old or older OR
- the class with which you entered grade 9 must have graduated from high school
- not enrolled in a high school
The first requirement towards earning your GED or HSED is attending a free orientation at the Student Success Center. This two-part informational orientation will get you working toward your personal education goal. You will complete reading and math assessments and use those results to determine your next step. To register for a GED/HSED orientation, call 1-800-472-4554.
You must attend the orientation on both dates and be at least 18 years old by the first class date.
Four tests are required for the GED:
*As of July 1st, all testers in the state of Wisconsin are also required to pass the Citizenship Exam in addition to the four required tests for the GED.
In addition to the four GED tests and Citizenship Exam, career awareness, employability skills, and health literacy are required for the HSED.
For more information on GED or HSED requirements, visit:
GED/HSED testing is only conducted at Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers located at each campus. The test is computer-based but not online. No official GED test is offered online.
Register and pay for the four GED tests at: MyGED or call 1-877-392-6433.
The cost is $33.75 per test.
To schedule Health or Civics tests, contact Candi O’Brien 920-924-3247. The cost of Health and Civics is $15 paid at MPTC Student Services.
No walk-ins are allowed.
Government issued photo ID is required for every testing session.
View the testing schedule.
GED/HSED Records Requests
Official transcripts for other colleges and job applications must be processed through the WI Department of Public Instruction office. To receive an official transcript call 1-800-768-8886 or use the following website:http://dpi.wi.gov/ged/transcripts. The state fee for a new transcript is $15.
MPTC GED/HSED transcripts are processed only at the Fond du Lac Campus for in-house use only. A signed record request form is necessary to process all requests. The form is available at all campuses or by clicking here for the PDF version.
Send requests to:
Candi O’Brien, GED Chief Examiner
235 North National Avenue
PO Box 1940
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
Moraine Park will still be able to verify if someone has earned a GED or HSED and the completion
date to employers or other colleges. Test scores can’t be relayed in this manner but this simpler
verification is usually helpful for both applicant and employer. Such inquiries can be directed to Candi
O’Brien, Testing Specialist, at 920-924-3247
Questions? Please email Candi O’Brien or call 920-924-3247.