Additional High School Completion Options
In addition to the GED/HSED, there are several other options to choose from based on your individuals needs and circumstances.
- 5.04/5.05 GED
You must have passed the GED tests and completed all testing requirements.
Receive personalized preparation for the four official GED exams, plus the civics exam.
Madison College has a student assistance fund to assist with the cost of the GED exams.
- 5.06 HSED
This option is for students who earned at least 22 high school credits in specific subject areas.
- 5.07 HSED
Consider this program if you’ve already completed 24 or more college credits in specific subjects.
- 5.08 HSED
This program is for those who have graduated high school or a postsecondary school outside the U.S. You must be able to speak, read and write in English. Contact Jose Luna at JALuna@madisoncollege.edu or 608.258.2378.
- 5.09 HSED
The 5.09 HSED is a competency-based program that is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. Students complete coursework in eight subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Civics, Health, and Employability skills. This program is designed for students to finish in one year. In order to finish in one year, students must study a minimum of 15 hours/week. The 5.09 HSED course is offered at the following campuses:
- Madison College - Goodman South
- Madison College - Commerical Avenue
- Fort Atkinson
The courses in the 5.09 HSED program are offered free of tuition. The only costs for students in the program is the books and materials as well as the $15 diploma fee.
- HEP Program
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is an educational program targeted to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their immediate family members earn a GED/HSED. HEP classes are offered in English and Spanish.
What does HEP provide?
- Flexible class offerings in many communities
- Paid exam fees (English/Spanish)
- GED instruction in English or Spanish
- Stipends to cover the cost of transportation
- Tutoring assistance
- Resources to explore better job opportunities
- Educational and career counseling
- Basic Computer Skills
- Invitations to cultural and academic related events
- Motivation to complete your diploma
- Spanish GED Program
In collaboration with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Madison College offers classes taught in the Spanish Language to help students prepare for the GED exams. Classes are held at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development at 1917 Lakepoint Dr, Madison, WI 53713.
Latino Academy provides wrap around support services such as:
- Career counseling
- Case management
- Child care provided on-site.
Students study the Five GED subject areas:
- Reasoning through Language Arts
- Social Studies
Students complete the exams in the Spanish language.
- Compulsory Education Program
The Compulsory Attendance Law (Wisconsin Statute 118.15) allows 17 to 18 1/2 year old students to modify their high school curriculum with the written approval of their parents/guardians and the school board, and enroll in a program leading to a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) given to them by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. A contract will be done between Madison College, the school district and the student along with their parent/guardian if student is not 18.
- Class is Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Students must attend 15 hours per week.
- Student is eligible to finish their HSED at the end of the semester in which they turn 18 years of age or when their class graduates.
- Test fees are $135 and is the responsibility of the school district to pay.
Please contact Leah Wiseman at (608) 258-2435 or LWiseman@madisoncollege.edu if you have further questions