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GED/HSED Transcripts and Credentials

Obtaining GED/HSED Transcripts and Credentials

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This service is for individuals who have earned their Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) or your High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) in Wisconsin. If you have earned a regular high school diploma including GED Option #2, you must contact the school district for copies of diplomas and transcripts.


Before making the request, the following information will be required:

  • Name at the time of GED testing or name as it appears on your credential. If unsure what name is on your credential, please list all previous names used.
  • Date-of-birth
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Your telephone number, with area code
  • Email address

 Cost for GED/HSED Transcripts and Credentials

The cost for each credential (diploma and or transcript) is $15. There is a reduced price of $5 per credential for individuals that are currently incarcerated. Additional copies of transcripts and or diplomas are $2 after the first copy.

Example Pricing Table:

Diploma - First Copy 1 $15
Diploma 1 $2
Transcript - First Copy 1 $15
Total Cost   $32

Pay by Credit Card or Bank Transfer

GED/HSED ePay is a secure online form that can be completed by the following link below. You will need a valid email address and digital payment to complete the request. You will be notified via email once the request has been reviewed and approved. Your order will be processed in the sequence received and will take approximately 2-6 weeks to complete.

For diplomas and transcripts sent electronically, recipients will have 30 days to download the documents. After 30 days, documents will expire and a new request will be required.

Duplicate Credentials Order Form – HSED and GED

Pay by Money Order

PI-8203 Order Form can be downloaded and filled out using your web browser or our preferred application Adobe Reader, which is free to download.

NOTICE: As of October 30, 2022, we will no longer accept personal checks. Orders postmarked before this date will be fulfilled. 

You will be asked to provide the following in addition to the criteria above:

  • Your signature (transcripts cannot be released without a signed request)
  • Include a money order for the total amount of your fees. There is a $15.00 fee for each document (credential or transcript) you request. If additional copies of these documents are requested  in the same order, they will be issued at a charge of $2.00 each.
  • Do not send cash through the mail.
  • Your order will be processed in the sequence received and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete.

Download the PI-8203 Credential Order Form

All information provided will remain strictly confidential through both request options. Your order will be processed in the sequence received. Mailed orders are sent via regular 1st class mail which cannot be tracked. The Department is NOT responsible for items lost by the Post Office, errors made in the request, and refusal to use the secure electronic transfer of documents. It is the responsibility of the requestor to provide up-to-date and accurate information. 


Companies, colleges, and universities seeking verifications (without certified transcripts) may follow these steps: How to Verify a GED/HSED Credential

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