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GED® and HSED prep programs are FREE at NWTC.
What you do matters. If you do not have your high school diploma, earning your GED® is the next step before going to college and pursuing a career field you’ll love.
To begin the GED® process and determine your knowledge level, NWTC offers TABE tests in Reading. TABE tests are free of charge and can be taken in the NWTC Marinette Assessment Center in room MN SC102B. Picture identification is required for all testing done in the Assessment Center. Please allow 2.5 hours to finish test. NOTE: TABE testing must be complete before you can attend GED® Orientation.
To sign up for the TABE test, call 715-732-3874.
GED® Orientation is a four-hour course where you’ll get GED®/HSED program information, a Personal Education/Career Plan, a tour, and enrollment in to your GED® class. Your instructor will also help you set up your GED.com account. Attendance at the entire session is required to receive credit for completion.
Immediately after you complete your TABE test, you will register on site for an orientation.
NWTC offers GED classes designed to help students prepare for GED® or HSED testing. GED classes are offered in both the mornings or an evenings. You’ll receive instruction from highly qualified and experienced GED® Instructors who will guide you through the process of completing your GED®!
NOTE: To test you must first complete the TABE Testing session, Career Plan, and Orientation; as well as provide proof of age with a valid, unexpired form of picture identification which matches your name exactly. A Wisconsin Driver's License, Wisconsin Identification Card, Out-of-state Driver's License with proof of Wisconsin residency, or a Passport is acceptable.
GED® Tests are $33.75 per test. Retests can be taken for $10.00 per retest after the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction waiting period. The Civics test is $10.00 (NOTE: As of July 1, 2016 all candidates must take the Civics Test required by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 and pass with a score of 65 out of 100.) Test fees are not refundable.
HSED test fees include fees for GED® as above, plus $25.00 per test for Health and $25.00 for the Health retest. Test fees are not refundable. No fee is charged for the Employability Skills test. A $15.00 State Credentialing Fee is payable prior to taking the last test.
Your GED® Prep Instructor will advise you on how to schedule your GED®/HSED tests during your Orientation.
Start taking college classes. You can do it! Choose from over 42 academic programs at NWTC. If you’re unsure about your career path, we can help you find career fields that fit your interests and strengths.
Will the NWTC experience challenge you? Yes, but it’s worth it. And don’t worry, our academic coaches and advisors are dedicated to helping you succeed!
For help with your next step, contact the Marinette Admissions team.
Contact Kathy Mattson
Test Center Specialist & GED Chief Examiner
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