To take the HiSET exam in the state of Louisiana, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Age: You must be at least 16 years of age to take the HiSET exam. Individuals who are 16–18 years must provide all of the following additional documentation to be eligible to test:
Withdrawal from K–12 system
Enrollment in and/or authorization by an approved WorkReady U literacy program
A passing score on the half-length High School Equivalency Practice Test
16 and 17 year olds only — an approved age waiver or documentation of current enrollment in a state approved Louisiana Options/Connections program. Download the waiver form (PDF).
See additional policies below.
Residency: You do not have to be a resident of Louisiana to take the HiSET exam.
Test Preparation or Instruction: The state of Louisiana requires test preparation or instruction and authorization to test for eligible students 16–18 years of age. See additional policies below.
If you are 19 years of age or older: you do not have to take and pass a practice test to qualify to take the HiSET exam.
If you are 16–18 years of age: you must qualify to take the HiSET exam by taking the half-length HiSET Practice Test and scoring a minimum of 8 on each subtest, with an overall score of 45. Qualifying scores on the half-length HiSET Practice Test are certified by state-approved WorkReady U sites of instruction. Any state-approved WorkReady U literacy provider may recommend an individual to take the HiSET exam. For a list of State-approved WorkReady U literacy providers, please visit the WorkReady U website.
Identification: All applicants must present state and/or government-issued identification on test day at the HiSET test center. State and/or government-issued ID may include driver's licenses, valid passports, military IDs, or other forms of government-issued identification that show name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph are acceptable forms of identification. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted.