Tests of General Education Development (GED®)
The GED Testing program has a rich history filled with stories that demonstrate the value of a GED Credential. Today, the GED Certificate is the most widely accepted high school equivalency credential.
Facts about GED Testing.
To earn a GED Certificate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 1/2 years of age or your 9th grade class must have graduated from high school
- Be a Wisconsin resident
- Not currently enrolled in high school
- Do not have a high school diploma
At NWTC, a GED Certificate is earned upon completion of:
- Reading and math assessments
- "Success Strategies" orientation session
- Wisconsin Civics Literacy Test
- The 4 GED Tests
As of July 1, 2016 the state of Wisconsin requires all GED & HSED Candidates to successfully complete a Civics Literacy Test in order to obtain a credential.
Please click here to study for the Civics Test!
NOTE: You must have a valid, unexpired, photo id in order to take this exam. The name on the identification must match your name exactly.
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
In addition to meeting the requirements for a GED Certificate, you must complete
the following requirements for an HSED:
- Health Literacy
- Civics Literacy
- Employability Skills
Testing fees are consistent throughout the state. Testing schedules vary from location to location.
For GED testing in Green Bay and other NWTC campuses contact
Green Bay Campus: (920) 498-5427 or (800) 422-NWTC (5427)
Marinette Campus: (715) 732-3874 or (800) 422-NWTC (3874)
Sturgeon Bay Campus: (920) 746-4908 or (800) 422-NWTC (4908)
For those candidates requiring accommodations on the GED tests, please contact Accommodations Services at (920) 498-6267.
GED® and the GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.