Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges

The HiSET® Test

Beginning January 1, 2014, the Louisiana High School Equivalency diploma will be based on the HiSET test from Educational Testing Service (ETS) instead of the GED test from GED Testing Service (GEDTS). It's a new world in high school equivalency.  For the first time, more than one high school equivalency test is available to states. Even though high school equivalency has always been based on state certification, most people have referred to the "GED" as the generic title.  Now many states, including Louisiana, have conducted Request for Proposal (RFP) processes to select a high school equivalency test.  To assist with the transition, remember to say "High School Equivalency" rather than "GED."

Employers, Educational Leaders, and Community Leaders can help by:
•recognizing that an applicant with passing scores on the HiSET exam is a qualified Louisiana High School Equivalency graduate
•changing the term "GED" on applications and forms to "High School Equivalency"

The HiSET product is affordable and accessible via computer and paper-based tests. The HiSET website contains information for educators, test center administrators, and test takers.

The following links below provide more information on this assessment:

There are three basic steps you need to take to schedule a HiSET testing appointment:

1. First, before scheduling your appointment, view the requirements for taking the HiSET exam in Louisiana. You need to agree that you meet these eligibility requirements when scheduling to take the HiSET exam.

2. Next, find a test center near you.

3. Finally, once you have found a local test center, schedule your appointment online.  

If you have any questions, please call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).

You must contact ETS Customer Service to schedule your appointment if you:
          •have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations
          •are paying for your exam with a voucher

HiSET test results will be mailed to students 4 weeks after completion of testing.