This post lists all GED (in Louisiana: HiSET) prep class locations and testing sites in the New Orleans area. The HiSET is for adults who could not finish high school, and this way, they can earn an equivalent credential.
Testing occurs at a level that is similar to that of graduating high school seniors.
There are five HiSET subtests in the subject areas of writing, reading, social studies, math, and science.
The HiSET is available in both a paper-and-pencil and a computerized format.
Online HiSET® or GED® testing was, until recently, not an option. The exam was exclusively administered at official HiSET testing centers, but the recent arrival of an online HiSET testing option has changed that. Check below for more details.
All across America, the GED diploma is accepted in the same way as a standard high school diploma.
New Orleans GED Prep Classes (HiSET) (by ZIP)
YMCA Educational Services (YES!), New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, Ph: 504-596-3842
This program is open to Orleans Parish residents who have a library card, are 19 years old or older, and have completed 8th grade.
St. Jude Community Center (@Our Lady of Guadalupe Church)
411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, Ph: 504-525-1551
Youth Empowerment Project
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113, Ph: 504-522-1316
1100 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70113, Ph: 504-623-5685 or 504-345-7994
Delgado Community College-Westbank Campus
2600 General Meyer Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114, Ph: 504-762-3100/3198
The New Neighbor Project
335 Vallette St, New Orleans, LA 70114, Ph: 504-475-4658
The New Neighbor Project serves over 250 ESL and HiSET students at 5 NOLA locations. Please call for more details.
New Orleans Job Corps Center
8825 Airline Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70118, Ph: 504-484-3501/3500
Delgado Comm. College-City Park Campus (Building 7, Room 170)
615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, Ph: 504-671-5434/5080
St. Vincent de Paul Adult Learning Center
2601 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Ph: 504-827-2999
Posh Academy (BreakOUT)
4327 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Ph: 504-252-9025
BreakOUT’s Posh Academy offers HiSET prep classes for LGBTQ youth and young adults.
Hope House Adult Learning Ctr
916 St. Andrew St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Ph: 504-525-2561
YES Program at Algiers Regional Library
3014 Holiday Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131, Ph: 504-596-2641
GED Prep Classes Around New Orleans (HiSET) (Cities By Alphabet)
Baton Rouge Comm. Coll. Arcadian Campus HiSET Classes
3250 N. Acadian Thruway East, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, Ph: 225-359-9371
Find all Baton Rouge area GED programs here: Baton Rouge HiSET Classes
Nunez Community College Work Ready U (St. Bernard Parish Adult Education)
3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043, Ph: 504-278-6320/6321
West Bank Adult Learning Center
1400 Huey P. Long Ave, Gretna, LA 70053, Ph: 504-361-5493
Workforce One-Stop Career Center
1900 Lafayette St, Gretna, LA 70053, Ph: 504-227-1283
YMCA Teen Center Westbank GED Classes
2010 Woodmere Blvd, Suite M, Harvey, LA 70058, Ph: 504-349-9925
1901 Manhattan Blvd, Suite B-102, Harvey, LA 70058, Ph: 504-708-5060
Fletcher Tech Work Ready U Program
1407 Highway 311, Houma, LA 70395, Ph: 985-448-5925
Check here for all Houma area HiSET prep locations
Hurst Community Center
1121 Causeway Blvd, Jefferson, LA 70121, Ph: 504-838-4277
Classes provided by Jefferson Parish Public School System
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Center
1042 31st St, Kenner, LA 70065, Ph: 504-466-0698
Bonnabel High School
2801 Bruin Dr, Building 100, 2nd floor, Kenner, LA 70065, Ph: 504-836-3396
Hispanic Resource Center
4312 Florida Ave, Kenner, LA 70065, Ph: 504-469-2570
Roosevelt Middle School HiSET Instruction
3315 Maine Ave, Kenner, LA 70065, Ph: 504-443-1361
Bonnabel High School (Building 100, 2nd Floor)
2801 Bruin Dr, Kenner, LA 70065, Ph: 504-443-4564
LaPlace Business Career Solution Ctr.
975 Cambridge Dr, LaPlace, LA 70068, Ph: 985-652-3471
Check here for all HiSET prep options in LaPlace
Cuillier Career Center
1429-B Ames Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, Ph: 504-361-5493
Delgado Community College-Jefferson Campus
5200 Blair Dr, Metairie, LA 70001, Ph: 504-671-6700
Causeway Adult Learning Center
3420 N Causeway, Suite C, Metairie, LA 70002, Ph: 504-849-9036
Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library
4747 W Napoleon Ave, Metairie, LA 70001, Ph: 504-838-1190
Sylvan Metairie & New Orleans
4449 N I-10 Service Rd W, Metairie, LA 70006, Ph: 504-708-5058
Watson Community Center
1300 S Myrtle St, Metairie, LA 70003, Ph: 504-736-6480
Livaudais Middle School
925 Lamar Ave, Terrytown, LA 70056, Ph: 504-393-7544
Classes provided by Jefferson Parish Public Schools
Delgado Community College-Westwego
709 Churchill Pkwy, Westwego, LA 70094, Ph: 504-671-5000 or 504-342-3412
Building A, Room 238
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Online HiSET Testing Option
Until recently, the HiSET test, like the GED, was never available via the Internet. To acquire a Louisiana HSE (high school equivalency) degree, your personal appearance at one of Louisiana’s official HiSET testing sites was a requirement. Now, however, that has changed with the introduction of a new online HiSET test-taking option named the HiSET-At-Home Exam.
If you decide to take the five HiSET modules (one at a time is possible) online from your home, a proctor will oversee the entire process and check whether it all occurs in line with the regulations. For more detailed information, check out ‘Online HiSET Test.’
New Orleans Area GED Testing Centers (HiSET)
Delgado Community College-Westbank (LaRocca Hall, Room 303)
2600 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114, Phone: 504-671-5085
Delgado Community College-City Park Campus (Building 2, Room 302)
980 Navarre Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-671-5085
Delgado Community College-River City
709 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094, Phone: 504-342-3412
Nunez Community College HiSET Testing Ctr (Admin Bldg, Rm 120)
3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043, Phone: 504-278-6422
Jefferson Parish School System (Adult Education Building)
1108 Shrewsbury Road, Jefferson, LA 70121, Phone: 504-836-3394