To receive a GED® Certificate or HSED Diploma, you must:

  • be 18 years and 6 months of age or your ninth (9th) grade class must have graduated from high school

  • be a resident of Wisconsin (or be a migrant worker or child of a migrant worker)

  • not be currently enrolled in a public or private high school and

  • not be a high school graduate

How and when do I start testing?

If you meet the residency and age eligibility requirements, you must complete the TABE reading and math assessments and attend the "Success Strategies" Orientation Session. Then you can begin the actual GED® Tests and HSED® tests.

How do I register for GED® Test and HSED® Test "Success Strategies" Orientation?

After completing the TABE Reading and Math assessments, you will need to register for the GED® Test and HSED® Test "Success Strategies" Orientation. You can:

What topics are covered on the GED® Tests?

Reasoning through Language Arts: 155 minutes

Social Studies: 75 minutes

Science: 95 minutes

Mathematics: 120 minutes

NOTE: As of July 1, 2016 all GED®/HSED® Test Candidates must complete an an untimed Civics Literacy Test.

What additional requirements must I complete for the HSED?

How can I prepare for GED® Tests and HSED® Tests?

NWTC offers GED® test preparation classes. Classes are free of charge and available year-around, day or evening, at a variety of locations. (Green BayMarinetteSturgeon Bay Campuses or Regional Learning Centers).

We recommend that you take the preparation classes, but they are not required. Most bookstores and libraries have GED® Test and HSED® Test preparation materials.

How do I take the GED®test?

For more Information about GED® Tests and HSED®  Tests contact:

Green Bay Campus: (920) 498-5456 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5456
Marinette Campus: (715) 732-3874 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 3874
Sturgeon Bay Campus: (920) 746-4908 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 4908