GED? HSED? What’s the difference?
The good news is: most college and employers accept both.
For a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), you must pass tests in math, science, social studies, language arts and civics.
For a High School Equivalency Diploma, you must pass the GED tests and complete additional work in health, employability skills and career awareness.
There are many variations of GED and HSED.
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What You'll Need
To get a GED or HSED, you must:
- Be at least 18½ years old
- Have lived in Wisconsin for at least 10 days or be a migrant worker or child of a migrant worker
- Not be currently enrolled in high school
- Not have a high school diploma