Wisconsin's GED/HSED Program
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or GED Certificate
If you have not completed high school and want to seek more education and/or improve your employability, you have some choices that can open the doors to your future.
First, you can take the General Educational Development (GED) tests, pass them, and receive a GED Certificate. Or, better yet, you can go further by taking all of the GED tests and a health, citizenship, employability skills, and career-awareness program - or courses explained below -- and receive a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
Earning Wisconsin's High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) is similar to the studies required for high school graduation. Five options are available to earn a HSED.
A high school diploma, or HSED, is a minimum requirement for most jobs today. For all branches of the military, the University of Wisconsin System, and a growing number of employers, the GED certificate is not the same as a high school diploma or HSED.
For most persons, the best option in making the choice is to enroll in a technical college or to participate in a program offered by a community-based group. A counselor there will test your reading skills and talk about your career interest and working skills in a counseling session. In that counseling session, the counselor will further explain all of the high school equivalency diploma options.
HSED Requirements: What you must do
According to 2000-2004 American Community Survey data, 15% of Wisconsin adults over 25 (approximately 500,000) do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent. About 10,000 of these adults will decide to earn either a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) or certificate of general educational development (GED) each year. Join them! Open doors for your future.
To earn an HSED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain requirements:
Contact: Bob Enghagen, GED/HSED Administrator, 608-267-2275
Judy Stowell, GED/HSED Program Assistant, 608-267-9245
or call toll-free 800-768-8886
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