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Take the First Step toward a GED/HSED

General Education Diploma (GED)

The GED test is a five-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers.

The five subjects are: 

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Reasoning through language arts
  • Civics
     

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

The State of Wisconsin offers the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). 

Reasons to get an HSED:

  • Better paying job opportunities
  • Possible promotion in your current job
  • Improved job security
  • Foundation for additional training to earn a technical diploma or degree
  • Increased self-worth and sense of accomplishmen

GED/HSED Eligibility

To earn a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain criteria:

  • At least 18 1/2 years old 
  • Wisconsin resident
  • Not currently enrolled in a high school
  • Do not have a high school diploma

View Common GED/HSED Questions

 

High School Compulsory Attendance Program (Wisconsin Statute 118.15)

If you are a current high school student that is at least 16 years of age and are at-risk of not graduating from high school, the WITC High School Contract option may be for you. The high school contract is an agreement between WITC and your high school that allows you to earn your HSED at WITC. To begin this process, contact your high school counselor for more information.

 

Get Started - Attend Orientation

The first step in obtaining your GED/HSED is to attend an orientation at any of the WITC campuses or outreach sites. This orientation is required by the state of Wisconsin and is free of charge. For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at the campus nearest you.

Ashland

Drew Emmert

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 3118

New Richmond

Cynthia Krueger

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4257

Rice Lake

Tammy Will

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5308

Superior

Julie Fruehauf

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 6210


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GED and HSED testing fees and information

Find details of testing information including pricing, accommodations services and requirements. 

Testing Fees and Information

Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Val Poppy

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 4919

Academic Support Center – Ashland

Terri Perry

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 3103

Academic Support Center – Superior

Salisa Hochstetler

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 6413

Contact

Academic Support Center – Rice Lake

Teri Schult

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5930

Contact

Academic Support Center-Superior

Twila Sauve

Academic Support

800.243.9482 ext. 6382

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Academic Support Center - Superior

Sonja Von Frank

Academic Support

800.243.9482 ext. 6330

Contact

Academic Support Center - Superior

Julie Fruehauf

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 6210

Contact

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Karen Lutz

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5256

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Ann Hanson

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5350

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Marsha Iverson-Smith

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5439

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Tammy Will

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5308

Contact

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Carla Cornwall

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4302

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Becky Peterson

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4291

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Todd Kittel

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4325

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Cynthia Krueger

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4257

Contact

Academic Support Center – Ashland

Lisa Fiorio-Martinsen

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 3132

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Academic Support Center – Ashland

Drew Emmert

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 3118

Contact

TAKE the NEXT STEP

Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.