Louisiana HiSET [Instead of GED] Requirements

In Louisiana, to earn your high school equivalency diploma, you need to pass the five subtests of the HiSET exam instead of the GED test. The GED test is not available in Louisiana. You can take the HiSET test online or in a testing center.

To register for the five HiSET® sub-exams (one at a time, if wished), you need to create an account on the website hiset.org.

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For success on the five HiSET sub-exams, becoming optimally prepared is crucial. The HiSET exam is challenging, and on average, HiSET applicants require some 2 to 3 months to get sufficiently prepared.

Louisiana HiSET Test Requirements

  • You cannot already have a secondary education credential (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • You cannot be enrolled in another education program.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to be able to take the HiSET exam.
  • Test takers 16 to 18 years old need to be withdrawn from Louisiana’s K–12 system, provide an approved age waiver, and have parental consent. They additionally need authorization from a WorkReady U literacy program and have a passing score on the half-length HSE Practice Test.
  • Louisiana requires 16 to 18-year-olds to attend HiSET instruction and hold authorization.

Louisiana HiSET Price

If you take the HiSET tests in the testing center, you pay $16.75 per subject, so $83.75 in total. You also need to pay a $10 fee during registration.

On the other hand, when you decide to take the HiSET test online, the testing fee is $28.25 per subject, so $141.25 for 5 subjects. Additionally, there is a $10 fee when you register for your first subtest.

Louisiana HiSET Online Classes

Onsego provides students with a complete preparatory program that includes many HiSET online classes and lots of practice tests. This prep course makes it easy to take on the HiSET challenge and reach your objectives.

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The lessons present all HiSET topics in bite-sized chunks so that you can learn with these engaging video lessons anytime, anywhere. Read also this page on the Louisiana online HiSET exam.

We cover everything that’s on the HiSET exam and additionally teach you a few highly effective strategies for finding the correct answers to even the most complicated HiSET question.

No matter your preparation or prior education level, or your age, our support will get you ready to start out on your HiSET journey.

Test-takers that successfully take the five HiSET sub-exams will receive Louisiana’s High School Equivalency Diploma. This credential is equivalent to a common high school diploma and is accepted as such by employers, universities, and colleges.

How to start with HiSET preparation

The best way to start with your HiSET preparation is by taking practice tests. By doing this, you will learn all about your academically strong and weak points so you can concentrate fully on those areas that require most of your study time and attention.

If an online prep course is something that fits your learning style, just register for Onsego’s full prep course and earn your HiSET diploma fast.

Online HiSET testing

Qualifying students can also sit for the HiSET exam online, the HiSET-At-Home. It used to be candidates had to show up at an official testing center in person, but that’s changed.

FAQ About HiSET In Louisiana

How to get a HiSET diploma in Louisiana?

Louisiana uses the HiSET exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program. So to earn your HSE diploma in Louisiana, you’ll have to pass the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam. The five tests cover Mathematics, Language Reading, Language Writing, Science, and Social Studies.

What are the Louisiana HiSET testing requirements?

The HiSET exam is only open to adults that don’t hold a high school diploma. The minimally required age to qualify in Louisiana is 16, but for students 16, 17, and 18 years old, some pretty strict extra requirements apply. There’s no state residency requirement in Louisiana, but test-takers must first attain sufficient scores on the HiSET Official Practice Test.

What is the HiSET cost in Louisiana?

The Louisiana HiSET exam costs $83.75 (when taken on a computer) or $95 (when taken on paper) for the entire exam, regardless of whether you take the assessment at a testing center or online. You can, however, register and pay for one of the five HiSET subtests at a time. When taking the HiSET online, however, additional Virtual Testing Fees apply, so get well-informed.

For more information:
Louisiana Department of Education
System of Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges
WorkReady U Program
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225.922.2800