GED Louisiana General Information

Louisiana GED Testing Info

Louisiana awards the Louisiana High School Equivalency Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Louisiana.

The GED testing fee in Louisiana is different at different test centers, but is usually around $75 for all five tests. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in Louisiana and can be taken at any of the Louisiana Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

Louisiana GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Louisiana GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. If you are 16, 17, or 18 years old, Louisiana requires that you pass an Official GED Practice Test at a test center with a minimum score in each subject of 410 and an average of 450 to take the GED exams. Studying at home with a practice test can prepare you and improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Louisiana.

Louisiana GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in Louisiana you must be at least 16 years old. You must not be enrolled in a public or private high school, and must not already have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. You do not have to live in Louisiana to take the GED test there.

If you are 16 years old you must have an age waiver in addition to the other qualifications for those below 19. If you are 16, 17, or 18, then you must enroll in adult ed classes and qualify for the GED test by passing the Official GED Practice Test with a minimum score of 410 on each test and an average score of 450. You will also need documentation from the school system that you have officially withdrawn.

Don’t take the Louisiana GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

Louisiana GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

Louisiana GED Retesting

If you took the LA GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The state of Louisiana requires that you take classes before testing again if you are younger than 19, and your instructor will need to decide when you are ready to take the test. The usual fee to retest in Louisiana is $50 but it will be different at different testing centers. Your GED test scores expire after five years in Louisiana, so you must pass all five tests within five years, or else you’ll need to retake them.

Think you’re ready to retest? Try a GED practice test.

Louisiana GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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Louisiana GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your Louisiana GED transcripts or diploma from the Louisiana Community & Technical College System. Just print and fill out the Louisiana Request for Copy of GED Test Scores/Duplicate High School Equivalency Diploma form. Remember to sign the form, or your records will not be released. Follow the instructions on the form, and mail it in to the address on the form.



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GED LA Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in Louisiana, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in Louisiana are listed below, as well as Louisiana GED testing centers.


Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your Louisiana GED.


GED Programs in Louisiana

In 2010, adult education in Louisiana was transferred to the state’s community and technical colleges. Contact your local Louisiana community college for information about GED programs and GED classes in your area.


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