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Taking the HiSET® Exam in Louisiana

Louisiana offers the HiSET exam to measure your high school equivalency level of skills and knowledge. Getting your HiSET certificate will help you find and keep a job or even apply to colleges. And you can study anytime, anywhere and on any device to get ready to take the test and pass.


Why You Should Study for the HiSET Exam Online

There are three reasons why online study makes preparing and passing the HiSET exam faster.

First is flexibility. Online studying can fit into your schedule and lifestyle. Second is control. You can study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates. Third, you learn faster and retain more because our online program customizes your study to exactly what you need to know.  

Your $15 enrollment in The College of Essential Education includes access to the HiSET Academy plus five additional courses to help you pass your high school equivalency test, get a job, improve your computer skills, and manage your finances.

Louisiana HiSET Exam Eligibility

  • You do not have to be a resident of Louisiana.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 19 years of age. However, you may take the exam at 16-18 if you are enrolled in an approved WorkReady U literacy program, obtain a passing score on the half-length practice test, and obtain an age waiver. But be sure to check out other Louisiana State requirements to take the HiSET exam. 
  • Cost: $16 (per subject) + one time $10 test center fee; $90 (all subjects)
  • Passing score: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay
  • Accommodations: You can apply for Louisiana HiSET disability accommodations if needed.

After you pass the test, the State of Louisiana will award you a HiSET certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Knowing When You’re Ready

To get ready to pass the HiSET exam, first take our free practice test before taking the official high school equivalency test to make sure you are ready. You will discover which areas you need to focus on in order to pass. Second, enroll in an easy and affordable study program like our HiSET Academy. It’s designed to help you prepare quickly because you study only those areas that you need to master.

After you’ve studied, locate a Louisiana HiSET testing center to take the exam at an official center.



That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. So why wait?