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Take the First Step toward a GED/HSED

General Education Diploma (GED)

The GED test is a five-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers.

The five subjects are: 

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Reasoning through language arts
  • Civics
     

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

The State of Wisconsin offers the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).

There are five different options for this certificate that include credit for prior learning.  

HSED Subjects: 

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Reasoning through language arts
  • Civics
  • Health
  • Employability

GED/HSED Eligibility

To earn a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain criteria:

  • At least 18 1/2 years old or their 9th grade class has graduated
  • Wisconsin resident for at least 10 days
  • Not currently enrolled in a high school
  • Do not have a high school diploma

High School Compulsory Attendance Program (Wisconsin Statute 118.15)

If you are a current high school student that is at least 16 years of age and are at-risk of not graduating from high school, the Northwood Tech High School Contract option may be for you. The high school contract is an agreement between Northwood Tech and your high school that allows you to earn your HSED at Northwood Tech. To begin this process, contact your high school counselor for more information.

Get Started - Attend Orientation

The first step in obtaining your GED/HSED is to attend an orientation at any of the Northwood Tech campuses or outreach sites. This orientation is required by the state of Wisconsin and is free of charge. For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at the campus nearest you.

Ashland

Jennifer Olson
Academic Support
715.319.7268

New Richmond

Heather Hinz
Academic Support
715.246.1841

Rice Lake

Gideon Mayhak
Academic Support
715.788.7049

Superior

RaeAnn Johnson
Academic Support
715.319.7321


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GED and HSED testing fees and information

Find details of testing information including pricing, accommodations services and requirements. 

Testing Fees and Information

Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Academic Support Center – Ashland

Terri Perry

Academic Coach

715.319.7271

Academic Support Center – Superior

Hillary Olson

Academic Coach

715.319.7344

Contact

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Patty Dykstra

Academic Coach

715.788.7205

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Becky Peterson

Academic Support

715.246.1898

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Todd Kittel

Academic Support

715.246.1861

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Heather Hinz

Academic Support

715.246.1841

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Academic Support Center – Ashland

Lisa Fiorio-Martinsen

Academic Support

715.685.3023

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Academic Support Center – Ashland

Jennifer Olson

Academic Support

715.319.7268

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Academic Support Center-Superior

Twila Sauve

Academic Support

715.319.7195

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Academic Support Center - Superior

Sonja Von Frank

Academic Support

715.319.7191

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Academic Support Center - Superior

RaeAnn Johnson

Academic Support

715.319.7321

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Marsha Iverson-Smith

Academic Support

715.788.7180

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Gideon Mayhak

Academic Support

715.788.7049

Contact

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Carla Cornwall

Academic Support

715.246.1818

Contact

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Don Pashby

Academic Support Instructor

715.788.7053

Contact

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to experience success? Northwood Tech staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.