YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s Adult Education Department offers a variety of services that support individuals in improving their academic skills, earning a high school level credential and gaining employment.
Using an initial assessment, we’ll help you access your best route to a high school level credential. From there, we’ll work together to create your personalized education plan.
GED Preparation Program—Milwaukee
For some learners, preparing for General Education Development (GED) testing is the most efficient path to a high school level credential.
- A mix of open lab, one-on-one tutoring, and classroom-style instruction preparing students for GED testing
- Flexible time frames
- Financial education
- Basic computer and keyboarding skills courses
- College resources for further academic opportunities
- Onsite GED testing
GED Testing Center—Milwaukee
Regardless of place of study, learners who are ready for GED testing are welcome to register at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s onsite Pearson Vue Testing Center. Our comfortable testing environment, and friendly staff, aim to ease testing jitters.
Want to get started? Sign up for an information session below that works for your schedule.
Milwaukee: Thursdays at 9am or 1pm SIGN UP
Racine: Mondays at 5:30pm SIGN UP or Wednesdays at 11am SIGN UP
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Frequently Asked Questions
The GED program offers a mix of open lab, one-on-one tutoring, and classroom-style instruction preparing students for GED testing. We also offer support courses in financial education and basic computer and keyboarding skills. We are a Pearson Vue GED testing center, meaning you can take your GED tests onsite in a comfortable, known environment.
Our 5.09 HSED Program is based on schoolwork rather than testing. This program provides engaging classroom style instruction 12 hours per week for 20 weeks. We focus on workforce preparation and use real-life applications, making the coursework truly relevant for adult learners. You can earn both your HSED and National Career Readiness Certification in 20 weeks through this program.
New in 2018, YWCA SEW offers a hybrid HSED program combining GED testing with HSED curriculum for a customized educational plan. We have achievable options for you!
If you are a Wisconsin resident age 18½ or older in need of a high school level credential, please join us for an orientation to learn more. You can do this!
Thanks to partnerships United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, United Way of Racine County and other generous donors, we are able to offer our adult education programs at no cost to students.
Start by completing the interest form here.
Once we open back up to the public you can also start by attending an orientation with us! Orientations are offered on Thursdays and Fridays in Milwaukee and Racine.
Virtually every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. (Interested individuals should attend the morning session or the afternoon session.)
Virtually every Monday at 5:30pm or Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Choose a session and join on time—late arrivals are not admitted. Plan for your orientation/information session to take about 3 hours.
To access your transcripts please visit: https://dpi.wi.gov/ged/transcripts or call the Department of Public Instruction at 1-800-768-8886.