The state of Wisconsin offers multiple options to complete your high school equivalency. Madison College's General Education Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) programs can help you earn either one. Whether you are earning your GED or HSED to maintain your current job, to get a new job that requires a high school diploma or to enter college to continue your education, the School of Academic Advancement at Madison College can help you get started.
Most employers today require at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The GED and HSED are high school equivalency tests that meet this requirement. The GED/HSED test is a computer based, five high school equivalency exam that measures skills expected of high school graduates. The GED is accepted by most employers, technical colleges and community colleges. However, some employers, universities and branches of the military require a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
To earn a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain criteria:
- Be 18 1/2 or older
- Be a Wisconsin resident or have lived in the state for at least 10 days, or be a migrant worker or the child of a migrant worker
- Not be currently enrolled in a high school
- Not have a high school diploma
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