Adult Education

Online Adult Education

Welcome to eLearn in Adult Education at South Louisiana Community College! Our free online classes are built to help students prepare to successfully earn a high school equivalency diploma (HiSET, formerly the GED) and transition to college and career pathways.

These classes are delivered entirely online. After attending testing and orientation at our Lafayette Campus everything else can be done anywhere with an internet connection. You can study and complete your coursework on your own schedule. All you need is a computer with internet access and the ability to manage your time effectively.

Online classes are a great opportunity to set your own schedule and drive your own education forward. This can also be challenging in a few ways. Before applying to the eLearn Program, check out this page as a way to figure out if an online class is right for you. Want to learn more about eLearn? Watch a video about how the program works and how to successfully register online. 

The Online Adult Education classes are intended for students ages 18 and up. 

The eLearn program will begin accepting applications for classes beginning in October starting Monday, June 27th. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2nd.  Click here to access the online application.

For more information on the eLearn program, please contact our Online Learning Facilitator at (337) 521-6620.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How do the classes work?

Similar to our Adult Education classes that take place on a local campus, all new students take a placement test to determine their academic level. After finishing the placement tests, eLearn students can complete all coursework online (in reading, writing, math, and digital literacy).

As stated, instead of having to commute to campus at specific times, you can complete your studies at home and on your own schedule. All you have to do is complete weekly requirements in order to remain in good standing with the program. This means you can study early in the morning, late at night, on weekends, or whenever is convenient for you!

How much does the eLearn course cost?

It’s completely free! Registration, testing, and the online classes are all free (just like all Adult Education programs)!

How many hours per week do I need to study?

It’s obviously better to commit yourself to as much studying as possible. But, we understand that you are busy with work and family and life.

So, we require that students commit to 3-5 hours of online studying per week. Remember, you can do this anytime and anywhere. Since all of the coursework can be completed online, you can decide when and where you study (and as long as you have a computer with internet access, you are always ready to connect)!

Can I join the program if I have a mobile device?

While there will be many ways to connect to our online classes using a mobile device, you will also need a computer (laptop or desktop) with internet access in order to complete some of the math and writing coursework. Therefore, the eLearn program can only admit students with a full computer and internet access.

How do I apply?

The eLearn program will begin accepting applications for classes beginning in October starting Monday, June 27th. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2nd.  Click here to access the online application.

All applications will be processed through this page. Once your application is received, you will receive additional details on how to finalize your application via email.

If accepted, you will receive an email with details about when you will need to attend an in-person registration and orientation session at SLCC's Lafayette campus (so make sure you submit an email address that you check regularly).

The orientation session will help you become familiar with the online resources that are available to you, and it will also allow you to complete a pre-test. Once you complete the registration and orientation session, you will be able to complete the rest of the coursework online!

What do the online classes look like?

The internet is loaded with various resources to help you build your reading, writing, and math skills. In eLearn, we use lots of those resources, including articles, videos, audio files, games, interactive lessons, and discussion boards to keep you connected with and learning alongside your classmates.

In addition to your online classes, we will also pair you with a coach who is available to help you succeed online. Your eLearn coach will work with you to set goals, work on time management, and share resources to help you be successful!

You will also have the option of designing your own digital literacy project; this could be in the form of building a website, contributing to a blog, creating engaging PowerPoint presentations, or any other computer project you’d like to practice. Your eLearn coach will help you develop this project and its goals.

What if I have a question or encounter a problem? Is there an instructor available to help me?

Yes! You will actually be enrolled in a course with other students and an instructor that you can contact as needed. You will be able to chat and email with your fellow classmates, and your instructor will always be available by chat, email, phone, and video conferencing! And, your instructor and coach will be checking in with you on a regular basis to help you stay focused and motivated.

So, even though the courses are online, you will have a lot of support available to you including your classmates and our eLearn instructors and coaches!

How long does the program take to complete?

This question is tough to answer since every student is unique, and it also depends on how much effort you put forth. You will have a better idea of how ready you are to take the HiSET exam once you complete the placement testing process. Your coach will help you understand your test scores and work with you to set short and long term goals.

Remember, eLearn at SLCC is always free; so regardless of how long it takes you to get fully prepared for the exam, you can stay in the program as long as you want!


We are now offering Basic Digital Literacy classes! Unlike our online adult education classes, digital literacy classes will be held in person at all SLCC campus locations. These in-person classes will be held once a week within a four-week period covering a range of digital literacy skills such as computer basic skills, internet basics, using and email, and more! Upon completion of the course, participants will receive the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate.  

For more information on Basic Digital Literacy classes, please contact our Integrated Education & Training Specialist at (337) 521-6621.

What if I have more questions?

For more information on the eLearn program, please contact our Online Learning Facilitator at (337) 521-6620.

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