Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges

High School Equivalency Information

High School Equivalency Testing Centers

Click on the Map to locate a testing site in the city nearest you in order to take Louisiana's new assessment HiSET.

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 classes at a WRU Literacy Provider; 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.

Copy of High School Equivalency Transcript

Submit the Request for Copy of High School Equivalency Transcript Scores to this office to obtain a copy of your high school equivalency transcript. Please complete the form in its entirety and return via fax, 225.922.1203, email, rwhite@lctcs.edu, or mail to the address on the form. Please contact 225.922.2800, if additional assistance is needed.

  • Requests are processed in the order received;
  • Allow 3-5 days for processing;
  • ALL record results WILL be mailed and CANNOT be faxed; and
  • A student can pick up a copy of his/her transcript at the LCTCS office from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday.

NOTE: HiSET test results will be mailed to students 4 weeks after completion of testing.  There is no need to submit a request form.

High School Equivalency Accommodation Information

Adult learners with special needs may apply for testing accommodations.  Candidates with learning or physical disabilities may request modifications of standard testing conditions based on documented special needs. HiSET candidates request acommodations by clicking here.

Instructional Centers

Instructional centers are available for adult learners to access classes to increase their basic skills levels in reading, writing, and mathematics. Once these basic skills are learned, services are available to obtain a high school equivalency diploma while working on college and career readiness. Click here to find an adult literacy provider nearest you.