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GED/HSED Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to take the GED tests?
GED Changing in 2014
What's on the GED tests?
What scores do I need to pass the GED?
Can I take the test over if I don't pass?
How much does this cost?
Do I need to bring anything on the test date?
Do I need to complete an orientation before I take the test?
How do I prepare for the GED and HSED tests?
What's the testing schedule?
How can I get more information?

Am I eligible to take the GED tests?
You're eligible to take the tests if you're a Wisconsin resident and aren't currently enrolled in and have not graduated from high school. You need to be 18 ½ years or older, or your high school class needs to have graduated. There isn't an upper age limit.

GED Changing in 2014: Scores from partially completed tests expire in December 2013
Starting in 2014, a new GED test will be administered. This new version will cancel all incomplete GED test scores. If you have completed and passed only a portion of the GED series of tests, you are encouraged to complete your remaining GED tests this year; Friday, December 13, 2013 is the deadline to complete the current GED test series. If all five tests from the 2002 Series are not completed, the entire series will be voided at the end of 2013. Students will need to complete the new GED tests starting in 2014. The change also affects the Spanish version of the GED.

What's on the GED tests?
For a breakdown of the specifics, click here.

What scores do I need to pass the GED?
It's necessary to acquire 2250 standard score points to complete the GED tests. This is an average of 450 points on each of the five tests. Although a passing test score can be as low as 410, you'd need to score over 450 in several of the other test areas to bring the overall average back up.

Can I take the test over if I don't pass?
You need to retake any GED, Civic Literacy or Health test if you don't achieve the minimum score. Eligibility for a test retake needs to be met. Generally, the waiting period is 60 days or with 20 hours of documented instruction. Contact LTC online for more information.

How much does this cost?
Preparation assistance at LTC is $15 per semester. The five GED tests cost $15 each. A one time administrative fee is $15. If you're interested in obtaining the HSED, you may opt to take the Health and/or Civics test at $10 each and complete employability skills. There is no charge for the employability skills class if taken in the same semester as Career Awareness.

Do I need to bring anything on the test date?
The following are required items to take the test:

Do I need to complete an orientation before I take the test?
Yes. All first-time testers need to complete a Career Awareness class and GOAL overview before taking the GED/HSED tests. These sessions are scheduled and available at LTC Manitowoc (920.683.2846) and LTC Sheboygan (920.208.5888).


How do I prepare for the GED and HSED tests?
You can prepare for testing at LTC Manitowoc or LTC Sheboygan.


What's the testing schedule?

Testing schedule January 21 - June 2, 2104


Note: Preregister a minimum of five days in advance to secure your spot!

How can I get more information?
Contact LTC at 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582).