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The State of Wisconsin offers the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) as a second credential option. With an HSED, you can expect to earn an average of $100,000 more in lifetime income than someone without a high school credential. Without a high school diploma or HSED, you are more likely to be out of work and for longer periods of time than someone who has earned a high school credential.
There are five ways to earn an HSED:
|5.05||Pass the GED
tests, and complete the health and employability skills requirements.
|5.06||Persons who have attained, or nearly attained, the 22 high school credits, but who have not graduated, may be eligible for a diploma from their local school district by earning the additional credits required. If the person is not able to obtain a diploma from the school district, he/she may be granted a high school equivalency diploma from the state superintendent.
|5.07||Finish 24 semester credits or 32 quarter credits at a university or technical college, including instruction in any area of study you
didn't cover in high school.
|5.08||Complete a foreign degree or diploma
|5.09||Complete a competency based program offered by a technical college or community-based group that has been approved by the state superintendent of public instruction as a high school completion program.