Wisconsin GED Requirements

In Wisconsin, you can earn a Wisconsin GED diploma by passing the four subtests of the GED exam. GED testing is possible online or at an official Wisconsin GED test facility.

To register for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® tests, you must set up your account online at GED.com.

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Wisconsin GED Requirements

  • Applicants cannot already have a high school diploma.
  • Applicants cannot be signed up for another educational program.
  • In Wisconsin, the minimum age for GED testing is 17.
  • Under-age applicants (17-18.5 years old) must meet strict additional criteria such as holding parental consent and having permission from their school districts.
  • The Wisconsin GED exam is only open to state residents.
  • In Wisconsin, you do not first have to take the GED Ready Practice Test if you take the exam at a test center.
  • Test-takers must also pass the Wisconsin Civics Test, which has 100 questions. Contact a GED test center for more details.

Wisconsin GED Price

The four Wisconsin GED subtests will set you back $135 in total or $33.75 per individual section. This counts when you take the exam at a traditional test center.

When taken online in Wisconsin, each subtest costs $39,75, so the entire GED battery will set you back $159, but you should also add the cost of four GED Ready tests, $28, which totals $187 overall.

To be eligible for online GED testing, you first need to reach “green” scores (in the likely-to-pass range) on the GED Ready official practice test. These are four GED Ready tests (one for each of the GED sub-exams) that you must buy at GED.com for $6.99 each.

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Wisconsin GED Online Classes

Onsego has created a complete GED preparatory program that GED Testing Service qualifies as 100 percent aligned to the current GED test, a predicate that only 20 programs have. The program contains many GED online classes and practice tests.

Onsego’s online classes will help you tackle the GED challenge and reach your goals fast. We have cut up all content of the GED curriculum into bite-sized portions. Each of the short, engaging video lessons explains just one GED item at a time, making everything far better retainable.

We’ll also explain all about a few outstanding strategies and techniques to find the correct answers to even the most challenging GED questions. The course is a great solution for students of all ages, all prior education levels, and all preparation levels.

The sooner you’ll get started with your GED prep, the sooner you’ll be working toward a better future for yourself and your loved ones.

Online GED Exam

So GED testing is now also possible over the internet. In the past, students that wanted to acquire a GED diploma needed to show up at an official Wisconsin GED test facility and sit for the exam in person, but those days are gone.

To qualify for the online GED exam, test-takers need to have attained “green scores” on the GED Ready practice test. Check our post -> The online proctored GED test for more details.

FAQ About GED In Wisconsin

How to get a GED in Wisconsin?

If you are looking to earn your GED high school equivalency (HSE) diploma in Wisconsin, you need to take and pass the four independent subtests (modules) of the GED test. The four tests cover Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Math. The GED is available exclusively in a computer-based format.

What are the Wisconsin GED testing requirements?

The GED test offers adults who couldn’t complete their high school education the opportunity to secure an equivalent degree. In Wisconsin, test-takers must be 17 years old or older, and to qualify, they must first pass the GED Ready practice test. Applicants 17 and up to 18.5 years old only qualify if they meet additional requirements. The Wisconsin GED test is only open to state residents. To receive their GED diplomas, testers must also pass a Civics Test.

What is the GED cost in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, the full GED exam costs $135 or $29.75 per subtest if you sit for the exam at a brick-and-mortar testing facility. The online Wisconsin GED exam costs $39.75 per subtest, so $159 overall, but you should count the cost of four GED Ready tests as well ($28), and don’t forget about the $10 for the Civics Test, totaling it all to $197. Onsego’s My Advantage students receive 4 GED Ready tests for free.

You can register for, pay for, and sit for the four GED modules one at a time if you wish. To register for and schedule the tests, you need to create an account online at the website GED.com.

For more information:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
GED/HSED Administration
125 S Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone (Toll-free): 800.768.8886
Email: ged/hsedadmin@dpi.wi.gov