How to Get a HiSET® in Louisiana

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You can study for the Louisiana HiSET exam online without having to attend class.


Louisiana State HiSET Exam Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

Over 20 Million Adults

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


"I want more in life. I don’t want it to pass me by when I have a chance now... My hopes are to finally be at a place in my life where I can enjoy what I do and what I’ve done."

- Krissy, Louisiana