HSED and GED

Earnings

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$200

average per week increase earned by graduates vs non-grads

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Students

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32

average of technical college students across all credit types

Wisconsin Technical College HSED and GED Programs

Confidence is sometimes the biggest obstacle to accomplishing goals. Even if you don't think you can complete your high school diploma, much less earn a college degree, you should talk to someone in your college's admissions department. You might be surprised at the things you can do, especially once you start. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success.

If you didn't complete high school, the technical college will help you prepare and test for the diploma equivalent to a high school education (HSED). Another option is the General Education Degree (GED), similar to the HSED, including a certain amount of math, science, writing, language arts and social studies. If you complete either a GED or HSED, you will likely qualify to enroll in a college-level program.

Ability to Benefit

Ability to Benefit is a provision in the Higher Education Act that allows a student who has not received a high school diploma to be eligible for Federal student aid.

It's never too late to accomplish your goals

Whether you simply want to challenge yourself, need it for a job or want to make your parents or kids proud, you can always return for your GED or HSED. You may enjoy learning so much, and the confidence that comes with it, that you'll want to keep going with your education. That's a goal we can help support.

Know that you're not alone - the support you will receive from your college will help every step along the way.

Take the first step: visit a college website to talk about available options

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Ability to Benefit

Ability to Benefit is a provision in the Higher Education Act that allows a student who has not received a high school diploma to be eligible for Federal student aid.

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