Adult Education (AE) is personal and flexible, with a variety of convenient class options. Choose from lab, online and traditional classroom settings with day and evening hours. The flexible scheduling and individually-paced instruction allows for a variety of start times and can be completed when goals have been met. You can also choose from a variety of locations throughout the region.

First Steps to Success
GED® Exam Requirement
HSED Requirements
  1. Start with Orientation: The first step to pursuing your GED® credential or HSED is to schedule your First Steps to Success orientation.

  2. Attend and Successfully Complete Orientation

  3. Register for Adult Education (AE) Classes: To help you prepare for your GED® or HSED exams, AE classes will build your skills and confidence in reading, writing, math, science, social science and study skills. Learn more.

  4. Schedule Your GED®/ HSED Exam: If you have met your preparation requirements, it's time to schedule your GED®/HSED and Civics testing appointment. You must schedule your appointment at least two business days prior to your test session. You can schedule your appointment online or by calling Pearson Vue at 1-877-392-6433
    1. Schedule Your GED® Exam
    2. Note: If you cannot attend your scheduled GED®/HSED exam time, you must cancel your appointment with Pearson Vue at least 24 hours prior to your test or you will be charged the test fee.
    3. To schedule your health test, contact the FVTC Assessment Center at or call 920-993-5139

  5. GED® Exam Transcript or HSED Transcript: To request a copy of your GED® Exam Transcript/HSED transcripts, contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If you need verification for your GED® credential/HSED, this resource provides instructions.

The GED® Certification requirements include:

  • Participate in an orientation

  • Complete a reading assessment

  • Complete career interest inventory

  • Enroll in test preparation classes

  • Pay the associated testing fees

You'll be required to successfully complete four GED® tests in Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning and Science, as well as successful completion of the state of Wisconsin civics test.

There are five different ways to earn an HSED in Wisconsin. The first option, P.I.5.05, meets the needs of the majority of students seeking an HSED.

P.I.5.05 – Pass the four GED® exams, meet the requirements in health and employability skills and successfully complete the state of Wisconsin civics test.

P.I.5.06 – Earn at least 22 high school credits including four in English, three in social studies, three in math, three in science, and one-half in health and successfully complete the state of Wisconsin civics test.

P.I.5.07 – Earn 24 post-secondary credits including a credit in each subject in which you did not complete the high school credits required, except physical education, as well as successfully complete the state of Wisconsin civics test.

P.I.5.08 – Present a foreign diploma or degree and meet citizenship requirements as well as successful completion of the state of Wisconsin civics test.

P.I.5.09 – Complete a state-approved program through coursework designed to provide knowledge and skills that are expected to be taught in the courses required of high school graduates, including employability skills, the successful completion of the state of Wisconsin civics test, and excluding physical education.

If you choose to earn an HSED through any of these options, you must meet the state eligibility requirements before starting. After completion of any of these five options, a High School Equivalency Diploma is issued from the State of Wisconsin.

If you'd like more information about upgrading your GED® credential to an HSED, call us at 920-993-5139.

Are you under 18 and still in high school?

If so, there are special high school completion programs just for you.

Check Out Your Completion Options

AE (GED/HSED) Locations

Email: Adult Education Services

Appleton Campus
1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Appleton Family Literacy Program
(Eligibility requirements apply)
Inside Community Early Learning Center
313 S. State Street

Chilton Regional Center
1200 E. Chestnut Street




Clintonville Regional Center
525 S. Main Street

Menasha Family Literacy Program
(Eligibility requirements apply)
Inside Butte des Morts Elementary
502 Tayco Street




Oshkosh Riverside Campus
150 N. Campbell Road
920-236-6142 or 877-272-4559

Wautoma Regional Center
556 S. Cambridge Street

Waupaca Regional Center
1979 Godfrey Drive




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