This page includes an overview of GED and HiSET prep class sites in the LaPlace area. Louisiana uses both tests for the purpose of High School Equivalency testing.
The HiSET® and GED® exams are for adults without a high school diploma and give them a chance to acquire an equivalent degree.
The HiSET includes five subject tests in the academic sectors of
- Language Reading
- Language Writing
- Social Studies
The GED test has four independent sub-exams as the reading and writing portions have been merged into one Language test.
The HiSET exam can be taken on paper or on a computer, while the GED is offered exclusively on a computer. All subtests can be written separately and in any order.
Online HiSET or GED testing was, until recently, not an option. The introduction of online testing formats has changed that. Check below for more information.
The diploma that’s awarded after passing the HiSET or GED exam is recognized as the equivalency of a regular HS degree by practically all schools and employers across North America.
Check out “The Louisiana GED Exam” to learn more about qualification requirements, HiSET and GED passing scores, or testing fees.
LaPlace GED Prep Sites
Business Career Solution Center LaPlace
975 Cambridge Dr | LaPlace | LA 70068 | Phone: (985) 652.3471
River Parishes American Job Center-LaPlace (Referral and Advice)
421 W Airline Hwy | Suite F | LaPlace | LA 70068 | Phone: (985) 783.5030
L.T. Sherman Walker Correctional Facility HSE Program
100 Deputy Barton Granier Dr | LaPlace | LA 70068 | Phone: (985) 359.8627
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Prep Sites around LaPlace (Cities in Alphabetic Order)
LSU Learning Ctr HSE Classes
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge – LA 70802 – Phone (225) 578-8419
LSU also offers HSE instruction at the Employee Development Center. The address is LSU, Facility Services (annex Bldg, Room 100 B-2, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802. This program is also available to the public, not only to LSU staff.
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River Parishes Community College
13145 Hwy 90 | Boutte | LA 70039 | Phone: (225) 571.0643
River Parish YouthBuild
Canatella St | Convent | LA 70723 | Phone: (225) 562-2432
River Parishes Comm. Coll. WorkReady U
925 W. Edenborne Pkwy | Gonzales | LA 70737 | Phone (225) 743.8672/8669
Gonzales Sylvan Ed. Center
2113 South Burnside Highway 44 | Gonzales | LA 70737 | Phone (225) 239-4652
Northshore Technical Community College
111 Pride Dr. | Hammond | Louisiana 70401 | Phone (985) 545.1527/1528
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ctr HSE Classes
1042 31st Street | Kenner | Louisiana 70065 | Phone (504) 466.0698
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St. James/Human Capital Center (River Parished Comm. College)
1410 Buddy Whitney St | Lutcher | Phone: (225) 461.7842
Delgado Comm. College HSE Classes
2600 Gen. Meyer Ave | New Orleans | LA 70114 | Phone: (504) 671.5434
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Norco Adult Learning Ctr
149 Apple St | Norco | LA 70079 | Phone: (985) 764.8458
River Parishes Comm. Coll. (WorkReadyU Adult Education Program)
181 Regala Park Rd | Reserve | LA 70084 | Phone: (985) 536.4418 ext. 4264/4265
The WorkReadyU program is also offered at these sites:
- RPCC Westside Campus (Plaquemine)
- RPCC Gonzales Campus (Gonzales)
- RPCC St. Charles Campus (Boutte)
- St. Charles/ABC Center (St. Rose)
- St. James Human Capital Center (by appointment only)
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LaPlace Area GED Test Centers
Delgado Comm. College-River City
709 Churchill Parkway | Avondale | LA 70094 | Phone (504) 671-5085
River Parishes Community College-St. Charles
13145 Highway 90 | Boutte | Louisiana 70039 | Phone (225) 743-8766
River Parishes Comm. Coll. HiSET, GED Testing
925 W. Edenborne Parkway | Gonzales | Louisiana 70737 | Phone (225) 743-8500/8767
Jefferson Parish Schools Adult Education
1108 Shrewsbury Road | Jefferson | Louisiana 70121 | Phone (504) 365-5323
Delgado Comm. College-Westbank (Room 303, LaRocca Hall)
2600 Gen. Meyer Avenue | New Orleans | Louisiana 70114 | Phone (504) 671-5085
Delgado Comm. Coll.-City Park (Room 302, Building 2)
980 Navarre Street | New Orleans | Louisiana 70119 | Phone (504) 671-5085
River Parishes Community College-Reserve
181 Regala Park Road | Reserve | Louisiana 70084 | Phone: (985) 743-8766
Introducing the HiSET and GED Online Exams
Until very recently, online GED or HiSET testing was not possible. To secure your Louisiana high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, you were required to show up in person at one of Louisiana’s state-approved HSE testing facilities. Now, however, all of that has changed with the arrival of online HiSET and GED test-taking options from your home.
The online options, called the HiSET-Exam-At-Home and the OP (Online Proctored) GED Test, allow you to sit for the five HiSET or four GED modules from the comfort of your own home. An online proctor will oversee your test-taking and check if all occurs in accordance with the regulations. To learn more, check out ‘The Online HiSET Test.’ More information on the OP GED Test can be found <- here.
To qualify for the HiSET or GED test in Louisiana, testers must be no younger than 16 years of age. However, students must be 19 or older to take the HiSET or GED exam without any further restrictions.
Underage testers (16-17-18 years old) are required to sign up for a state-approved WorkReady U program or for an official “LA Options” prep program within the state’s K–12 system. They must also attain satisfactory scores on the HiSET OPT (Official Practice Test) or the GED Ready practice test.
HiSET or GED applicants are not required to be Louisiana residents, and students 19 and up don’t need to take a practice test first, though it is highly recommended to do so as the test will indicate which subject areas need their attention most.
Last Updated on November 28, 2023.