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2435 W. Congress St.

Lafayette, Louisiana 70506

P. O. Box 62270

Lafayette, Louisiana 70596


PHONE (337) 261-5811

FAX (337) 261-1911

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5 Things You Need to Know about the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and Goodwill‘s Testing Services

November 14, 2017



Did you know that some states no longer offer the GED? Louisiana has moved away from the GED in favor of the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Many are unfamiliar with the HiSET exam and its function. Here are five things you need to know about the HiSET and Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s test preparation courses.


  1. HiSET credentials are accepted by federal programs including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the U.S. Military, and the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Program.

  2. HiSET tests and retests are the least expensive high school equivalency tests available.

  3. Goodwill offers a free HiSET preparation course that is personalized to each learner’s needs

  4. Goodwill pays for the first attempt at the HiSET for students ACTIVE in the program.

  5. Each part of the HiSET test can be taken one at a time as opposed to cramming them all into one or two days.

If you are 18 years of age or older and live in the Acadiana area, you may qualify for Goodwill of Acadiana’s free HiSET preparation course. The HiSET preparation course is available in Lafayette, and Opelousas. 


To learn more, contact our services department at (337) 769-7650.


Source: https://hiset.ets.org