Complete these steps to earn your GED/HSED. We're here to help you in person or online. 

Have a question? Call 608.243.4199 or email us discuss your options!


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1. Welcome Session

Attend the welcome session in person or online. Sign up for a welcome session by calling 608.243.4199 or schedule your virtual welcome session online.

At the Welcome Session you will:

  • Receive general information about our program
  • Create your Madison College Username/Password
  • Provide one valid form of photo identification
  • Register for GED/HSED Intro Class

2. Complete TABE Assessment

  • Please allow 2.5 hours for the test.
  • Complete the welcome session prior to scheduling your TABE test.

Take the Test online: Schedule TABE Test (GED/HSED) You will be asked to provide your name, email, phone number and student ID#.

Take the test in-person: Attend an open testing session on Monday or Thursdays at the Goodman South Campus, Room 127. Arrive between 9-11:00 am or 2-6:00 pm to allow enough time for testing.

For questions, please contact our office at 608.243.4199 or

3. Demographic Information

  1. Sign-in to your student portal Student Demographic Information
  2. Under Communications select the “To do List” and complete the Demographic Info Form  

4. GED/HSED Intro Class

This course introduces you to the high school completion options in Wisconsin.

During this class you will:

  • Create account
  • Review GED/HSED Options in Wisconsin
  • Complete Career Assessment
  • Complete an Academic Plan
  • Register for Courses (if needed)
  • Meet with your assigned Advisor
  • Receive information about the Student One Card

5. Complete Employability Skills Requirements

You have two options to complete your employability skills requirement:

  1. Complete Employability Skills 3 Curriculum at Madison College
  2. Provide High School Transcript with a completed employability skills course

6. Testing Orientation

Please contact our office at 608.243.4199 to schedule a Testing Orientation.

  • Review Testing Center Rules and Regulations
  • Bring your ID and proof of Wisconsin Residency
  • Get approval for Official Exams
  • Receive Free Civics Voucher

7. Complete GED/HSED Testing or Coursework

  • Review your Academic Plan with your transition specialist, to schedule an appointment call 608.243.4199.
  • Log into your Blackboard account (see video for instructions)
  • Get Academic Support at one of our High School Completion Centers

Get help completing your GED/HSED

Contact the School of Academic Advancement

Madison Goodman South Campus, 127

2429 Perry St
Madison, WI 53713


  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

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