GED Classes La Crosse, Wisconsin

This page includes a full listing of GED prep facilities and testing centers in the La Crosse region. If you wish to earn your high school equivalency diploma in Wisconsin, you must pass the GED test.

The GED test can be taken at certified Wisconsin test centers or online. The GED® (General Education Development) exam is geared toward adults who haven’t finished high school.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

Learn fast, stay motivated, and pass your GED quickly.

This way, they have the chance to earn a credential that’s equivalent to a standard HS diploma.

The exam includes four independent tests, or modules, that you can take separately; no requirement to take the four tests all at once.

The four GED sub-exams measure a student’s knowledge and skills in the academic areas of

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • English Language
  • Math

Wisconsin requires GED test-takers to take and pass a Civics exam as well.

Until recently, online testing was never an option. Your personal appearance at an official GED testing center was always required.

This has now changed, though, with the launch of an online proctored version of the GED test. You can learn more below at the bottom of this post.

For more details about the Wisconsin GED exam, such as qualification requirements, passing scores, or testing fees, go to GED testing in Wisconsin.

La Crosse GED Prep Sites

Western Technical College GED Program
400 Seventh St N, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, Ph: (608) 785.9535
Learner Support & Transition Services, Student Success Center, Room 100. Western Tech provides GED instruction in

  • Black River Falls (715-284-2253)
  • Independence (715-985-3392)
  • La Crosse (608-785-9535)
  • Mauston (608-847-7364)
  • Sparta (608-269-3791)
  • Tomah (608-374-7700)
  • Viroqua (608-637-2612)
  • The Toll-Free Number for all sites is 1-800-322-9982

YouthBuild La Crosse (Western Technical College)
400 Seventh St N, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, Ph: (608) 789.5608

Wisconsin GED Practice Tests

Hope Academy (Women only)
1707 Main St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, Ph: (608) 785.0001
Hope Academy offers GED preparation for parenting or pregnant mothers.

La Crosse County Jail GED Program
333 Vine St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, Ph: (608) 785.9630
No public availability

GED Prep Sites around La Crosse (Cities by Alphabet)

Western Technical College
24 Fillmore St, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615, Ph: (715) 284.2253

Black River Falls Sylvan Learning Center (at Red Creek Elementary School)
410 County Rd A, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615, Ph: (715) 598.4633

NE Iowa Community College (Adult Education and Literacy)
1625 Hwy 150 South, Calmar, Iowa 52132, Ph: (844) 642.2338 x 3100

NE Iowa Comm. Coll. (Cresco Center)
1020 Second Ave SE, Cresco, Iowa 52136, Ph: (563) 547.3355/(848).642.2338 ext. 3100

WI GED requirements

IowaWorks Decorah (Referral Only)
312 Winnebago St, Decorah, Iowa 52101, Ph: (563) 382.0457

Wisconsin Youth ChalleNGe Academy
749 E 12th Ave, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin 54656, Ph: (608) 269.9000

Western Technical College
36084 Walnut St, Independence, Wisconsin 54747, Ph: (715) 985.3392

Western Dairyland Community Action Agency (Fresh Start Program)
23122 Whitehall Rd, Independence, Wisconsin 54747, Ph: (715) 985.2391

Western Technical College
1000 College Ave, Mauston, Wisconsin 53948, Ph: (608) 847.7364

New Hampton Adult Education (NICC)
710 W Main St, New Hampton, Iowa 50659, Ph: (641) 394.2144 or (844) 642.2338 ext. 7104

Crawford County Literacy Council
225 N Beaumont Rd (Suite 125), Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821, Ph: (608) 326.5414

Prairie du Chien Southwest Tech Outreach Site
1304 S Marquette Ave, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821, Ph: (608) 822.2369

Southwest Tech (Richland Center Outreach Site)
373 West 6th St, Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581, Ph: (608) 822-2369

Hawthorne Learning Center
700 Fourth Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904, Ph: (507) 328.4440
All Rochester area GED classes <- are listed here

Western Technical College (Sparta Adult Learning Center)
103 S Water St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656, Ph: (608) 269.3791

Western Technical College
120 E Milwaukee St, Tomah, Wisconsin 54660, Ph: (608) 374.7700

Western Technical College
220 S Main St, Viroqua, Wisconsin 54665, Ph: (608) 637.2612

NICC Waukon
1220 3rd Ave NW, Ste 102, Waukon, Iowa 52172, Ph: (563) 568.3060/(888) 642.2338 ext. 100

Minnesota State College Southeast-Winona Adult Literacy
1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Room 313, Minnesota 55987, Ph: 507-494-0924
Winona Area Public Schools Adult Education (MSCS, Room 313)

Winona Community Education Adult Literacy Program
1756 Kraemer Drive, Winona, MN 55987, Ph: (507) 494.0924 or (507) 454.3665
The Adult Literacy GED Program is located in the Winona Family Community Center Building (Maplewood Townhomes Community Center). Classes are also offered at Minnesota State (1250 Homer Rd). Winona Adult Literacy also offers Summer ESL and GED classes at Central School. Childcare is also available, but spaces are limited, so call for availability (507-494-0900/0924).

Launching the Online GED Exam

Taking the GED exam online was, until recently, never an option. If you were looking to acquire your Wisconsin GED credential, you were required to show up in person at a state-approved GED testing facility.

Well, this has now come to an end with the launch of the online GED test. If you qualify to take the GED test online, a proctor will monitor your testing activities online to ensure that all goes according to some pretty strict regulations. For more information about this interesting development, go to Launching the online GED exam.

Wisconsin Free Online GED Classes

GED Testing Sites in the La Crosse Area

Western Wisconsin Technical College (1st Fl, Student Success Ctr, Rm 156)
305 Sixth St North, La Crosse, WI 54601, Ph 608.785.9566

From here, cities by alphabet

Mid-State Technical College
401 North Main St, Adams, WI 53910, Ph 715.422.5443

Southwest Wisconsin Tech GED Testing
1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809, Ph 608.822.2313

Chippewa Valley Technical College-Neillsville
11 Tiff Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456, Ph 715.833.6514

Madison College (Reedsburg GED Test Center)
300 Alexander Ave, Reedsburg, WI 53959, Ph 608.524.7800

Richland Center Testing Center
373 West 6th St, Richland Center, WI 53581, Ph 608.822.2317

Hawthorne Education Ctr
700 4 Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904, Ph 507.328.4440

Western Technical College-Tomah
120 East Milwaukee St, Tomah, WI 54660, Ph 608.374.7700

Minnesota State College Southeast (Learning Resource Center)
1250 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987, Ph 651.453.2700

Northeast Iowa Community College-Waukon Center (HiSET)
1220 3rd Ave, Waukon, IA 52172, Ph 563.568.3060

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Last Updated on December 17, 2023.