GED Options 

Have you finished your High School Diploma?

In order to pursue a college education and take advantage of CALL programs, you may need to earn your high school diploma or general education diploma (GED). Some CALL member institutions offer the opportunity for you to by-pass the GED through an Ability to Benefit Assessment.

GED options in Louisiana

The GED is the General Education Development program that represents the alternative to a high school diploma.  It requires tests verifying an equivalency to accepted high school standards.  The GED test is comprised of 5 tests:  Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts/Reading, and Language Arts/Writing.  The candidate must earn a minimum standard score of 410 on each test and an average standard score of 450.

The Louisiana Department of Education provides more details on pursuing the GED in the state.

 You can begin looking for nearby testing sites and schedules here: GED Testing Preparation and Services By Parish

Ability to Benefit Assessment:

Adult prospective degree seeking students without a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) may also be eligible for admission upon demonstration of the ability to benefit in accordance with your institution of choice's criteria.


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