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GED/HSED Testing

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:

  • be 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
  • be 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 800-472-4554.
You must attend the orientation on both dates and be at least 18 years old by the first class date.

In Wisconsin, there are five exams required for the GED. Those are
*Reasoning through Language Arts     *Social Studies     *Science
*Mathematical Reasoning     *Civics

Along with the GED exams, students are required to complete Career Awareness.

For those who want to obtain an HSED, Employability Skills and health literacy are also required.

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 GED Testing Services exams at MyGED or call 877-392-6433. The Civics exam costs $10, all other computerized GED exams cost $33.75. For those who need to take the Health exam, please contact the Chief Examiner at  920-924-3247 or by email. The cost of the Health test is $15 and must be paid prior to scheduling.
No walk-ins are allowed.
Valid government issued photo ID is required for every testing session.
View the testing schedule.

GED/HSED Records Requests

GED/HSED graduates who completed their requirements through Moraine Park Technical College and plan to enroll in courses or programs at MPTC will need to make sure their testing and high school transcript information is available in the student records database.

Please check with Student Services or your advisor to see if your transcript information has been updated. If it has not, you may request that information by completing an online request form by clicking here.

* It may take up to 5 business days to process. Please consider that when you want to enroll in program courses at MPTC so you do not miss enrollment deadlines.

GED/HSED completion verifications can be given by telephone or email to employers, prospective employers and other colleges. In many cases, no official transcript is needed in the hiring process.

If an official GED/HSED transcript is needed, it must be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. You can find details of how to request your official transcript here. You may also call the Department of Public Instruction for more assistance 1-800-768-8886 in obtaining your official GED/HSED transcript.


If you have questions, contact the GED Chief Examiner at 920-924-3247 or by email.