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5 Things You Need to Know about the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and Goodwill's Role in it

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 Acadiana's test preparation assistance.

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

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

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

5. If you are 18 years of age or older and live in the Acadiana area, you may qualify for Goodwill 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.


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At Goodwill Acadiana, our mission is clear; we offer programs to help those facing a variety of barriers. We do this by providing free employment services and adult education classes to those in need. Our HiSET course helps students to earn their high school equivalency diploma, while our employment service offers career assessment, resume and cover letters, job searches, and interviewing skills. Goodwill Acadiana strives to be a place people can turn to in order to improve their quality of life.



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Lafayette, LA 70506