High School Completion

WCTC offers two paths you can take to complete a high school program: the GED or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) and the Adult High School Diploma.

Adult High School Diploma

Adult High School Diploma offers individuals who are near completion of high school requirements the opportunity to earn a high school diploma from a secondary school. WCTC offers a variety of high school credit courses that high schools may accept to meet graduation requirements. Courses are individualized and self-paced. This option is ideal for students needing 1 or 2 credits to earn their high school diploma. All courses are designed to be equivalent to a one semester high school course. When course work is completed, your transcript is sent to the participating high school which will then award your regular high school diploma.

Courses Include

  • Beginning Algebra 1
  • Beginning Algebra 11
  • Intermediate Algebra 1
  • Intermediate Algebra 11
  • High School Geometry Semester 1
  • High School Geometry Semester 11
  • High School Grammar
  • High School Literature & Novel
  • Civics
  • Health Mental/Social
  • Health Physical
  • Consumer Math 1
  • Consumer Math 11
  • Consumer Economics

GED/HSED Testing

Wisconsin offers two credentials to adults who have not graduated from high school:

  • Certificate of General Educational Development (GED)
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)


To be eligible to test, you must meet the criteria below:

  • a resident of Wisconsin OR
  • have lived in the state for at least 10 days OR
  • be a migrant worker or the child of a migrant worker
  • 18 years, 6 months old or older OR the class with which you entered grade 9 must have graduated from high school
  • not enrolled in a high school


The first requirement towards earning your GED or HSED is attending a free orientation at the Waukesha Campus. This four-part informational orientation along with a reading and math assessment will get you working toward your personal education goal. To register for a GED/HSED orientation, call 262-695-6500. You must attend the orientation on both dates and be at least 18 years old by the first class date.

Four tests are required for the GED:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies

In addition to the four tests, there are career awareness, employability skills, and civic literacy and health literacy requirements to obtain the HSED.

For more information on GED or HSED requirements, visit:

  • WI GED/HSED Program Requirements
  • National GED Testing Service

GED/HSED testing is only conducted at Pearson Vue®Authorized Test Centers located at the Waukesha Campus. The test is computer-based but not online. No official GED test is offered online.

Register and pay for tests at: MyGED or call 1-877-392-6433
The cost is $33.75 per test.
No walk-ins are allowed.

Government issued, non-expired ID required for every testing session.

GED/HSED Records Requests

To request a GED/HSED transcript or verification, please: