GED Classes Madison, Wisconsin

This post lists all GED prep class locations and testing facilities in the Madison region. Wisconsin is using the GED exam for the state’s high school equivalency testing program.

GED testing is available online and at certified Wisconsin testing sites.

The exam offers people who never graduated high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent diploma.

The GED® (General Education Development) has four independent subtests that assess a student’s proficiency in the academic areas of

  • English Language
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics

You have the option to take the four GED tests one at a time. No need to prepare for the entire GED exam at the same time.

Until recently, there was no online GED testing option. Testing needed to be done at a designated Wisconsin testing site.

This has now changed with the arrival of an online testing option. For more information, check the bottom of this page.

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In Wisconsin, GED test-takers are additionally required to take and pass the state’s Civics exam.

If you would like to learn all about Wisconsin GED eligibility requirements, GED passing scores, or testing costs, check out “The Wisconsin GED Test.”

Madison GED Prep Locations

Madison Area Technical College
2125 Commercial Avenue, Room 108, Madison, WI 53704, Ph 608-243-4199

MATC School of Academic Advancement Goodman South Campus
2429 Perry Street, Room 133, Madison, WI 53713, Ph 608-243-4199 or 608-258-2440
For information about MATC’s High School Equivalency Diploma Program (HEP) for Migrant Workers, please call 608-259-2977

Kennedy Heights Community Center (Adult Resources Program)
199 Kennedy Road, Madison, WI 53704, Ph 608-244-0767

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Omega School GED program
835 W Badger Road, Madison, WI 53713, Ph 608-256-4650
Omega School supports young adults who, for some reason, cannot succeed in a traditional high school to earn a GED diploma. Omega School additionally removes barriers like funding transportation with bus tickets or gas cards and also pays the $156 GED testing fees for qualifying students.

Literacy Network
701 Dane Street, Madison, WI 53713, Ph 608-244-3911

Latino Academy of Workforce Development
2909 Landmark Place, Suite #203, Madison, WI 53713, Ph 608-310-4573

HIRE Initiative (United Way of Dane County)
2059 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, Ph 608-246-4350

Operation Fresh Start
2670 Milwaukee St, Madison, WI 53704, Ph 608-244-4721
Operation Fresh Start supports young adults to become self-sufficient through education, employment training, and mentoring.

Dane County Jail GED Program
115 W Doty St, Madison, WI 53703, Ph 608-284-6800
No public availability

Locations around Madison (Cities by Alphabet)

Mid-State Technical College (Adams County Center)
401 N Main Street, Adams, WI 53910, Ph 715-422-5443/5496

Sauk County Job Center
505 Broadway, Suite 232 (2nd floor), Baraboo, WI 53913, Ph 608-355-4814

Moraine Park Technical College
700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, 920-887-4402

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Hildebrand Memorial Library-Boscobel
1033 Wisconsin Avenue, Boscobel, WI 53805, Ph 608-822-2369
Lower Level. GED classes provided by Southwest Tech

Southwest Tech Darlington Outreach Site (@Municipal Building)
627 Main St, Darlington, Wisconsin 53530, Ph 608-822-2369

Dodgeville Family Chiropractic (Southwest Tech)
1206 H Johns St, Dodgeville, WI 53533, Ph 608-822-2369

Northeast Iowa Comm. Coll. (HiSET)
700 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001, Ph 563-557-8271 x 105 or 844-642-2338 x 3100
Check out more Dubuque area GED class locations <- here

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Boulevard, Fennimore, WI 53809, Ph 608-822-2369
Building 300, Room 368. Southwest Wisconsin Tech provides GED instruction in

  • Fennimore
  • Boscobel
  • Darlington
  • Dodgeville
  • Platteville
  • Prairie Du Chien
  • Richland Center

Madison Area Technical College
827 Banker Road, Room 139, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, Ph 920-568-7200

Blackhawk Technical College-Central Campus
6004 S County Road G, Janesville, WI 53547, Ph 608-757-7666
Blackhawk Technical College offers GED classes at these locations:

  • Central Campus (6004 S County Rd G, Janesville, Phone: 608-757-7666)
  • Beloit Public Library (605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, call 608-757-7666)
  • Monroe Campus (210 4th Ave, Monroe, 608-328-1660)
  • Several community sites (please call Blackhawk Tech for details)

The Literacy Connection
20 S Main Street, Suite 5, Janesville, WI 53545, Ph 608-756-3125

Rock County Job Center
1900 Center Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546, Ph 608-741-3400

Project Ahead (the University of Wisconsin-Rock County)
2909 Kellogg Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546, Ph 608-758-6565 ext. 260

Jefferson County Literacy Council
218 S Wisconsin Drive, Ste 9, Jefferson, WI 53549, Ph 920-675-0500

Mid-State Technical College – Marshfield Campus
2600 W 5th Street, Marshfield, WI 54449, Ph 715-422-5443/5496

Western Techn. Coll. GED Classes
1000 College Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948, Ph 608-847-7364

Huntington Learning Center Middleton
6661 University Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562, Ph 608-274-4446

Milwaukee Area Tech GED Instruction
700 West State Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, Ph 414.297.6233
Find all Milwaukee region GED courses here: Milwaukee area GED Programs

Blackhawk Technical College-Monroe Campus
210 4th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566, Ph 608-328.1660/757.7666

Literacy Volunteers of Marquette County
P.O. Box 671, Montello, WI 53949, Ph 608-297-7544

New Lisbon Correctional Institution GED Program
2000 Progress Road, New Lisbon, WI 53950, Ph 608-562-6400
This is a non-public program

Southwest Technical College
150 E Pine St, Platteville, WI 53818, Ph 608-822-2369

Madison Area Technical College-Portage 
330 Collins Street, Room 106, Portage, WI 53901, Ph 608-243-4199

Wisconsin Fresh Start-AmeriCorps
2900 Red Fox Run, Portage, WI 53901, Ph 608-742-5329

Southwest Tech Prairie du Chien Outreach Site GED Instruction
1304 S. Marquette Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, Ph 608-822-2369
Check here -> for all Prairie du Chien GED prep sites 

Madison Area Technical College-Reedsburg
300 Alexander Ave, Reedsburg, WI 53959, Ph 608-243-4199

Southwest Tech Richland Center Outreach Center
373 W 6th Street, Richland Center, WI 53581, Ph 608-822-2369

Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114, Ph 815-921-2000
See all Rockford area locations here: Rockford area GED Courses

Western Tech Sparta Adult Education
103 South Water St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656, Ph 608.269.3791

Madison Area Technical College-Watertown
1300 W Main St, Room 152, Watertown, WI 53098, Ph 920-206-8008

Discovery Academy Alternative Learning Center
1300 W Main St, Watertown, WI 53098, Ph 920-206-3769
Discovery Academy is located within the Madison Area Technical College Watertown campus.

Mid-State Technical College-Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, Ph 715-422-5443/5496

Welcoming the Online GED Test

In earlier days, sitting for the GED exam on the Internet had never been an option. Students who were looking to earn their Wisconsin GED diploma had to report personally to one of the state-approved GED test facilities.

This practice has ended as we saw the introduction of an online option to sit for the four GED modules. Students who qualify for the online GED testing format will see an online proctor overseeing their activities to guarantee they do it all in accordance with the regulations. To learn more, check out this page: Welcoming the online GED test.

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Madison Area GED Testing Centers

Madison College GED Test Center
2125 Commercial Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53704, Phone 608-246-5220

Madison College-South Campus (Room 130)
2429 Perry Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53713, Phone 608-246-5220

From here, cities by alphabet

Mid-State Tech-Adams
401 N Main Street, Adams, Wisconsin 53910, Phone 715-422-5443

Moraine Park Technical College-Beaver Dam Campus
700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916, Phone 920-924-3247

Blackhawk Technical College (@Beloit Public Library)
605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511, Phone 608-757-7666

Gateway Technical Coll-Elkhorn GED Testing
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121, Phone 262-564-2778

Madison College-Fort Atkinson
827 Banker Road, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538, Phone 920-568-7229

Blackhawk Technical Coll-Janesville
6604 S County Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin 53546, Phone 608-757-7666

Blackhawk Technical College-Monroe
210 4th Avenue, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566, Phone 608-329-8231

Madison College-Portage
330 W Collins Street, Portage, Wisconsin 53901, Phone 608-745-3100

Madison College-Reedsburg
300 Alexander Avenue, Reedsburg, Wisconsin 53959, Phone 608-524-7800

Richland Center GED Testing Center
373 W 6th Street, Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581, Phone 608-822-2317

Madison College-Watertown
1300 W Main Street, Watertown, Wisconsin 53098, Phone 920-206-8019

GED Passing Score

The GED exam can be taken in English or Spanish. Please note that online GED testing is NOT possible. Your personal appearance at an official test site is required. The passing score on each of the four subtests is 145 points. GED scoring is measured on a 100-200 scale. The minimum required on each subtest is 145, so your overall score cannot be less than 580.

  • 100-144: below passing
  • 145-164: high school equivalency
  • 165-174: college-ready
  • 175-200: college-ready + college credit

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Last Updated on January 5, 2024.