SOWELA Technical Community College offers computer based HiSET testing.

The HiSET exam is made up of five sections:

  • Language Arts-Reading
  • Language Arts-Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

To learn more about HiSET visit the HiSET website (opens new window).

In the State of Louisiana an examinee below the age of 19 must obtain an authorization form to sit for the HiSET exam.

Contact Information

Lake Charles and Jennings

Please contact the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana for more information on obtaining this form.

(337) 494-7000



(318) 335-3944


(337) 537-3135

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker


(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis


(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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