High School Equivalency Information:

Beginning January 1, 2014, the Louisiana High School Equivalency diploma will be based on the HiSET test from Educational Testing Service (ETS) instead of the GED test.

Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals who are at least 19 years of age or older are eligible to take the test without enrolling in Adult Education or passing a qualifying test. Individuals who are 16, 17, and 18 years of age must achieve qualifying scores on the HiSET Official Practice Test AND have an authorized agent complete the Louisiana Authorization Form prior to testing.

Individuals who are 17 and 18 years old must:

  • Provide documentation of withdrawal from K12 system;
  • Enroll in an approved adult education class; and
  • Pass the Official High School Equivalency Practice Test.
Individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age must meet the above criteria in addition to one of the criteria below:
  • Pregnant or parenting;
  • Incarcerated or adjudicated;
  • Institutionalized or living in a residential facility;
  • Have chronic physical or mental illness; or
  • Family or economic hardship.
Individuals 15 years or younger are not allowed to take the high school equivalency test or enroll in classes at a WRU Literacy Provider.

Individuals may earn a High School Equivalency diploma by passing an exam that verifies that they have gained the knowledge equivalent to accepted high school standards. The tests on the exam cover English language arts/reading, English language arts/writing, math, science and social studies.

Registration is now available for qualified individuals. Visit an adult learning center to register for the test or go towww.hiset.ets.org to register.
There are three basic steps you need to take to schedule a HiSET testing appointment:

1. Before scheduling your appointment, view the requirements for taking the HiSET exam in Louisiana. You need to agree that you meet these eligibility requirements when scheduling to take the HiSET exam.

2. Next, find a test center near you.

3. Finally, once you have found a local test center, schedule your appointment.

If you have any questions, please call your local adult learning center or call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).



Adult & Continuing Education, Dr. Dawn Hall Fleming, Director, PH (225) 226-7631