Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges

Become Work Ready

We exist to help our students improve their lives
by 
gaining the skills that lead to jobs that pay well.

Become Work Ready

We exist to help our students improve their lives by gaining the skills needs for jobs that pay well.

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About the HISET® Exam

The HISET® exam, the new alternative to the GED® test, can help you achieve your important state-issued high school equivalency credential.

To learn more about HISET, visit http://hiset.ets.org/requirements/la

Need a copy of your high school equivalency transcript?

Complete our form

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Want to earn your high school equivalency?

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Can I Take the HiSET?
Are you currently enrolled in high school?
You are ineligible to take the test at this time.  Please contact your local high school for additional information.

You will need an approved Age Waiver to exit K-12

Click here to download the age waiver form.

Special Circumstancespick one!

Next Step:

Bring a copy of your marriage license to your WRU provider

Next Step:

Bring a copy of your high school diploma to your WRU provider.

Next Step:

Bring a copy of your emancipation paper to your WRU provider.

Next Step:

If you applied to, attended, were dismissed from or completed residential without receiving your HSE diploma, bring a copy of your acceptance letter, dismissal letter, proof of enrollment or copy of your certificate of completion to your WRU provider

Next Step:

Contact your local school board’s office of child welfare and attendance to request an age waiver to exit school.

Next Step:

Contact the Private or Charter school headmaster/principal to request an age waiver to exit K-12

You must acquire a drop slip from your current school.

Once you receive your drop slip, bring your drop slip to the local WRU program to enroll

You must have a drop slip or waiver from the last school you attended.

Once you receive your drop slip, bring your drop slip to the local WRU program to enroll

After you receive your age waiver, contact your local WRU program.


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Do any of these statements apply to you?

You may benefit from Foundational Skills training.

  • Adult Basic & Secondary Education
  • English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
  • English Literacy & Civics Education
  • Family Literacy

Want to learn more?  Send us an email and someone will be in touch with you.

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Do any of these statements apply to you?

You may benefit from Community Education training!

  • Skills Assessments (including high school equivalency testing)
  • Digital, Health, & Financial Literacy
  • Career Awareness

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Do any of these statements apply to you?

You may benefit from College & Career Readiness training!

  • Career Pathways
  • Transitional/Life Skills
  • Wrap-around Student Services

Want to learn more?  Send us an email and someone will be in touch with you.

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Opportunities for Adult Learners

Let us help you unlock your potential!

Scholarships, grants and other assistance are available for adult learners. Find out which program is right for you.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send us a message or call our offices at 225-922-2800

Five for Six Scholarship

fiveforsix-03The 5 for 6 Scholarship is awarded to individuals without a high school diploma or equivalency who wish to enroll at a Louisiana community or technical college.

Use our eligibility quiz to see if you qualify.

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Am I eligible for the Five for Six Scholarship?
l am currently enrolled in WorkReady U or other Adult Basic Education Program.
I have NOT received federal financial aid in the past
l have NOT earned an Ability to Benefit (ATB) qualifying score on ACCUPLACER.
SUBJECTQUALIFYING SCORE
Sentence Skills60 or Higher
Arithmetic34 or Higher
Reading Comprehension55 or Higher

Congratulations! You are ELIGIBLE to apply for the Five for Six Scholarship! Learn more at the following link.


Five for Six Scholarship Details

You are NOT eligible to apply for the Five for Six Scholarship at this time. Learn more at the following link.


Five for Six Scholarship Details

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Louisiana Hiset: For Where You Are and Where You’re Going

“My name is Holden. I was still enrolled in Brusly, High. I was going through my sophomore into my  junior year and actually my girlfriend found out she was pregnant. So I kind of slowed down doing my school work. I really shouldn’t have. I should have kept it...
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Life Happens: The WorkReadyU Story

“So I called BRCC and they offered the ACE program which includes CNA certification, my high school diploma and almost a full semester of college credits. My children, I have ages from 29 and my youngest is five. They are very supportive and they are very excited that...
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Lex Williamson

My name is Lex Williamson. I am 31 years old, and I dropped out of high school at the age of 17 because I was not motivated and chose to follow the wrong crowd. Growing up I got into trouble and it finally caught up with me, I received a felony charge and was sent to...
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Quick References

Our Services

Foundational Skills

  • Adult Basic & Secondary Education
  • English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
  • English Literacy & Civics Education
  • Family Literacy

College & Career Readiness

  • Career Pathways
  • Transitional/Life Skills
  • Wrap-around Student Services

 

Community Education

  • Skills Assessments (including high school equivalency testing)
  • Digital, Health, & Financial Literacy
  • Career Awareness
Contact Us
WorkReady U

WorkReady U

Student Services

225-922-2800
workreadyu@lctcs.edu