Wisconsin implemented the new GED® exam and to measure the high school-equivalent level of knowledge and skills of its residents. The new GED test is entirely computer-based, and there are numerous locations where GED prep programs are available that will assist you to become all set to take the Wisconsin GED exam with confidence.

Four subtests

The four testing areas of the new GED exam are Literacy/ Language Arts (2 hours and 35 minutes), Math (1 hour and 55 minutes), Science (1 hour and 30 minutes), and Social Studies  (1 hour and 30 minutes). You have the option to take one subtest at a time within a two-year time frame.

The passing score was lowered

You will have to show up in person at a GED test center, as the GED test is not available online. In early 2016, GED Testing Service reduced the required score to pass each one of the four tests, from 150 points to 145. Read more here. On this page, we list all GED prep facilities in Wisconsin. Just click on a city near you to discover all your options.

GED acceptance

After you’ve passed the four independent GED tests, you will be awarded the GED diploma. This document is recognized and accepted all across America by government agencies, employers, and colleges and universities as the equivalency to a standard high school diploma. Don’t also forget to check our post on signing up for the GED exam with MyGED.

Continue your education

The GED program helps adults who did not complete high school by giving them the chance to obtain a diploma that holds the same stature as a regular high school degree. Obtaining the GED diploma is important because it will lead to better employment options and it opens doors to colleges and universities.

GED prep classes in and around (select the city closest to you):

GED – Wisconsin  requirements

  • You should be no less than 18 1/2 years old. If you are younger (16 or 17) there are restrictions. See a testing site near you
  • Fee: $135 for all four subject tests
  • Re-testing: $24 per subject
  • Wisconsin residency is required
  • You don’t hold a high school diploma and do not attend high school

Wisconsin GED testing centers

Antigo 
North Central Tech, 312 Forrest Ave, Antigo, WI 54409, Phone: 715-623-7601
Appleton 

Fox Valley Tech, 1825 N Bluemound Dr.  Appleton, WI 54914, Phone: 920-996-2887
Appleton

Outagamie Co. Justice Ctr, 320 S Walnut Street Appleton, Wisconsin 54911, Phone: 920-832-4939
Ashland

Indianhead Tech, 2100 Beaser Ave,  Ashland, WI 54806, Phone: 715-682-4591 x 3136
Beaver Dam

Moraine Park Tech, 700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, Phone: 920-924-3247
Cleveland
Lakeshore Tech,  1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015, Phone: 920-693-1224
Eau Claire
Chippewa Valley Tech, 620 W Clairmont Ave,  Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: 715-852-1399
Elkhorn

Gateway Tech, 400 County Road H, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121, Phone: 262-741-8430
Fennimore
SW Wisconsin Tech, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809, Phone: 608-822-2313
Fond du Lac
Moraine Park Tech, 235 N National Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, Phone: 920-924-3247
Fort Atkinson
Madison Area Tech, 827 Banker ad, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, Phone:  920-568-7200 x 1
Green Bay
NE Wisconsin Tech, 2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307, Phone: 920-498-5427
Hayward
L.C.O. Comm. College, 13466 W. Trepania Rd, Hayward, WI 54843, Phone: 715-634-4790 x 123
Janesville
Blackhawk Tech, 6004 Prairie Rd, Janesville, WI 53546, Phone: 608-757-7734
Kenosha
Gateway Tech, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144, Phone: 262-564-2566
Keshena
Menominee Co. Ad. Education Ctr, PO Box 910, Keshena, WI 54135, Phone: 715-799-5119
La Crosse
W. Wisconsin Tech, 305 6th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601, Phone: 608-785-9537
Madison
Madison Area Tech, 2125 Commercial Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53704, Phone: 608-246-6330
Pioneer School, 301 Troy Dr,  Madison, WI 53704, Phone: 608-301-1124
Marinette
NE Wisconsin Tech, 1601 University Ave, Marinette, Wisconsin 54143, Phone: 715-732-3873
Medford
Northcentral Tech, 624 College Ave, Medford, Wisconsin 54451, Phone: 715-748-3603
Mequon
Milwaukee Area Tech, 5555 W Highland Road, Mequon, Wisconsin 53092, Phone: 262-238-2466
Milwaukee
Milwaukee Area Tech, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, Phone: 414.297.6274
Gr. Milwaukee YWCA, 1915 North MLK Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212, Phone: 414.267.3146
United Migrant Services, 2701 South Chase Avenue,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207, Phone: 414.769.2830
SDC Education Ctr, 4041 North Richards Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212, Phone: 414.906.2807
Monroe
Blackhawk Tech, 210 4th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566, Phone: 608-329-8204
New Richmond
WI Indianhead Tech, 1019 S Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017, Phone: 715-247-6561 x 4301
Oak Creek
Milwaukee Area Tech, 6665 S Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154 Phone: 414-571-4552
Phillips
Northcentral Tech, 1408 Pine Ridge Rd, Phillips, WI 54555, Phone: 715-339-4555 x 7505
Portage
Madison Area Tech, 330 W Collins St, Portage, WI 53901, Phone: 608-745-3100 x 3101
Racine
Gateway Tech, 1001 S Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403, Phone: 262-619-6578
Reedsburg
Madison Area Tech, 300 Alexander Ave, Reedsburg, WI 53959, Phone: 608-524-7825
Rhinelander
Nicolet Area Tech, 5364 College Hwy, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, Phone: 715-365-4509
Rice Lake
Wisconsindianhead Tech, 1900 College Dr, Rice Lake, WI 54868, Phone: 715-234-7082
Spencer
Northcentral Tech, 808 North Pacific St, Spencer, Wisconsin 54479, Phone: 715-659-5120 x 7803
Sturgeon Bay
NE Wisconsin Tech, 229 North 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235, Phone: 920-746-4908
Superior
WI Indianhead Tech, 600 N 21st St, Superior, WI 54880, Phone: 715-394-6677 x 6353
Watertown
Madison Area Tech, 1300 W Main St, Watertown, WI 53098, Phone: 920-206-8000
Waukesha
Waukesha Co. Tech, 327 East Broadway, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186, Phone: 262-695-6520
Wausau
Northcentral Tech, 1000 Campus Dr, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401, Phone: 715.675.3331 ext. 4749
West Allis
Milwaukee Area Tech, 1200 South 71st Street, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214, Phone: 414-456-5492
West Bend
Moraine Park Tech, 2151 North Main Street, West Bend, Wisconsin 53090, Phone: 920-924-3247
Wisconsin Rapids
Mid-State Tech, 500 32nd St N,  Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494, Phone: 715-422-5455
Wittenberg
NC Tech, 602 Webb St, Wittenberg, WI 54499, Phone:  715-253-3500 x 7303

If you have any questions call Wisconsin’s state office at: 608-267-1062

How to start

The GED program is not for everyone. You cannot register for this program if you already hold an H.S. diploma or when you are signed up for another school program. When you feel you are ready to take the GED route, remember these guidelines to get ahead. First of all, locate a GED prep facility near you and see if you are eligible for the GED program. Learn about regulations and cost involved. Find out all details to avoid disappointment.

Make sure you’re well prepared when you sit for the GED exam. Local bookstores and libraries can help you with booklets and other material, and you can find several good courses on the internet. Probably the best way to prepare is to attend one of the many (mostly free of charge) GED prep classes offered at facilities close to you. So prepare well, pass the four GED tests, and get your GED diploma.

GED – what’s new

In Wisconsin, 11% of all adults 25 years or older do not have a secondary education degree (high school diploma or equivalent). Every year, some 10,000 of these individuals decide to go for their high school equivalency diploma (HSED) or GED certificate (General Educational Development).

If you want to earn a GED diploma or HSED in Wisconsin, there are specific requirements you must meet: You must be at least 18,5 years old (students in the age 17 to 18,5 may only be served through a school district or special program). You must demonstrate proof that you have resided in Wisconsin for no less than 10 days, and you must complete an application form and pay a testing and credential fee at the first meeting.

The four GED tests

The new GED program is really more than only a set of four tests. The online portal MyGED offers all sorts of preparation and study tools. This the online location for signing up and scheduling your test appointments. This is the location to check your test results and there is a lot of information about employment possibilities and college education. MyGED is flexible and very convenient.

GED Classes