GED in New Jersey

New Jersey uses multiple options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED®, TASC™, and HiSET® exams. The GED is totally computer-formatted but also the HiSET and TASC must be taken on a computer in New Jersey.

HSE testing gives people who couldn’t finish high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent degree.

Not all testing centers offer all options, so get well-informed. So also the CTB/McGraw-Hill TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) and the HiSET (developed by ETS-Educational Testing Services) are not available on paper in New Jersey.

The GED includes four individual subtests (modules) in Math, Social Studies, Science, and English Language Arts that may be taken separately.

HiSET and TASC testing involve five subtests (Language has individual writing and reading tests) that may be taken separately as well.

Online GED, HiSET, and TASC testing was no option, as testing had to be done at state-designated testing centers. That has changed, though (read more below).

New Jersey GED requirements

In New Jersey, the minimum age is 16 but students 16 and 17 must meet more strict requirements so in that case, see a testing site near you.

Underage test-takers must, among other requirements, submit a “Certificate of Consent to Participate” form to prove that they are officially withdrawn from school and hold parental consent.

Fee: $120 for GED (HiSET and TASC are cheaper, see below).

In New Jersey, test-takers must be state residents but don’t need to take the GED Ready® or another practice test first.

Out-of-state GED test scores are valid in New Jersey.

You cannot have graduated from high school nor can you be attending another school program.

GED prep classes in New Jersey

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online. You may also choose to attend a traditional GED prep class in your region. Click on your nearest city to discover all prep sites in your area.

New Jersey GED testing sites

Blackwood
Camden Co College (HiSET) – 200 College Dr – Blackwood – NJ 08012 – Ph: (856) 968.1287
Bordentown
Bordentown Reg High (HiSET) – 318 Ward Ave – Bordentown – NJ 08505 – Ph: (609) 298.0674
Branchburg
Raritan Valley Comm Coll (GED-TASC) – 118 Lamington Rd – Branchburg – NJ 08876 – Ph: (908) 526.1200
Bridgton
Alms Center (HiSET) – 1 MLK Jr. Way – Bridgton – NJ 08602 – Ph: (856) 453.4913

Camden
Camden Co College (HiSET) – 200 N Broadway – Camden – NJ 08012 – Ph: (856) 968.1287
Cape May Court House
Technical School (TASC) – 188 Crest Haven Rd – Cape May Court House – NJ 08210 – Ph: (609) 380.0242
Cherry Hill
Abundant Training Inst (TASC-GED) – 2201 Rte 38 (8th Fl, Ste 800) – Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 – Ph: (856) 324.0430
Denville
Morris Co School of Technology (TASC-HiSET) – 400 E Main St – Denville – NJ 07834 – Ph: (973) 627.4600 x 296
East Orange
East Orange Test Ctr (TASC) – 74 Halsted St – East Orange – NJ – 07018 – Ph: (973) 266.5700
Essex Co One-Stop (TASC) – 50 S Clinton St (4th Fl) – East Orange – NJ 07018 – Ph: (973) 395.8422
Edison
DiNi Communications (GED) – 340 Campus Dr – Edison – NJ 08837 – Ph: (732) 225.4514
Elizabeth
Union Co College (TASC) – 12 W Jersey St – Elizabeth – NJ 07202 – Ph: (908) 659.5154/497.2298
Elizabeth Publ Library (TASC) – 11 S Broad St – Elizabeth – NJ 07202 – Ph: (908) 354.6060
Ewing
Mercer Street Friends (HiSET) – 7 Dunmore St – Ewing – NJ 08618 – Ph: (609) 656.5273
Fairfield
Essex Reg Ed Services Comm (TASC-HiSET) – 369 Passaic Ave – Fairfield – NJ 07004 – Ph: (973) 405.6262
Hackensack
Bergen Co Techn School (Ciarco Ed Ctr, TASC) – 355 Main St – Hackensack – NJ 07601 – Ph: (201) 343.6000 x 3398
Iselin
Lincoln Technical Inst (GED) – 675 Route 1 – Iselin – NJ 08830 – Ph: (732) 548.8798
Jersey City
AVNA Learning Ctr (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 26 Journal Sq – Ste 803 – Jersey City – NJ 07306, Ph: (201) 809.9230
NJ City University (TASC) – 2039 Kennedy Blvd – Jersey City – NJ 07305 – Ph: (888) 509.1139

Worldwide Ed Service (TASC) – 2844 JFK Blvd – Jersey City – NJ 07306 – Ph: (201) 459.9999
Hudson Co School of Technology (TASC) – 525 Montgomery St – Jersey City – NJ 07302 – Ph: (201) 631.6348
Lakewood
MASCEC-Lakewood Test Ctr (HiSET) – 1301 Monmouth Ave – Lakewood – NJ 08701 – Ph: (856) 514.2200
Prof Career Services (TASC) – 1771 Madison Ave – Ste 10 – Lakewood – NJ 08701 – Ph: (732) 905.9700 x 621
Lincroft
Brookdale Comm Coll (GED) – 765 Newman Springs Rd – Lincroft – NJ 07738 – Ph: (732) 224.2584
Millville
Arts & Innovation Ctr (HiSET) – 321 N High St – Millville – NJ 08332 – Ph: (856) 765.0988
Moorestown
Lincoln Technical Institute (GED) – 308 W Route 38 – Moorestown – NJ 08057 – Ph: (856) 722.9333
Morristown
NJ Dept. of Children & Families (TASC) – 15 Jean St – Morristown – NJ 07960 – Ph: (973) 631.6410
Newark
American Inst of Prof Studies (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 24 Commerce St – Ste 302 – Newark – NJ 07102 – Ph: (862) 240.1284
Leaders for Life Academy (TASC) – 84/86 Clinton Pl – Newark – NJ 07108 – Ph: (973) 855.4950

La Casa de Don Pedro (TASC) – 39 Broadway – Newark – NJ 07107 – Ph: (973) 481.4568
New Brunswick
UCEDA Institute (HiSET-TASC) – 338 George St – New Brunswick – NJ 08901 – Ph: (732) 214.9500
New Brunswick Adult Ed (TASC) – 268 Baldwin St – New Brunswick – NJ 08901 – Ph: (732) 745.5300 x 4105
Newton
Sussex County Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 1 College Hill Rd – Newton – NJ 07860 – Ph: (973) 300.2155/2186
North Bergen
Dux Education (HiSET-TASC) – 2119 Kennedy Blvd – 2nd Fl – North Bergen – NJ 07047 – Ph: (201) 305.5994
Bergen Library (TASC) – 8411 Bergenline Ave – North Bergen – NJ 07047 – Ph: (201) 869.4715
North Brunswick
DeVry University-N Brunswick (GED-HiSET) – 630 US Hwy 1 – North Brunswick – NJ 08902 – Ph: (732) 729.3532
Impetus Career Ctr (TASC) – 850 Carolier Ln – North Brunswick – NJ 08902 – Ph: (732) 246.4555
Nutley
Eastwick College (GED) – 103 Park Ave – Nutley – NJ 07110 – Ph: (973) 661.0600
Paramus
Devry University (35 Plaza, 3rd Fl, GED-HiSET) – 81 E State Rte 4 – Paramus – NJ 07652 – Ph: (201) 556.2840
Passaic
UCEDA Inst (TASC-HiSET) – 181 Prospect St – Passaic – NJ 07055 – Ph: (973) 405.9843
Universal English Inst (TASC) – 701 Main Ave – Passaic – NJ 07055 – Ph: (201) 349.2129
Paterson
Adult & Cont Ed Ctr (TASC-HiSET) – 151 Ellison St – Paterson – NJ 07505 – Ph: (973) 321-0760 x 27665
UCEDA Inst-Paterson (TASC-HiSET) – 111 Ellison St – Paterson – NJ 07505 – Ph: (973) 279.0771
Pennsville
Mid-Atlantic States Career & Ed. Ctr (HiSET) – 111 S Broadway – Pennsville – NJ 08070 – Ph: (856) 514.2200

Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy Adult Ed (TASC) – 178 Barracks St – Perth Amboy – NJ 08861 – Ph: (732) 376.6243
Alternative Education Inst (HiSET) – 149 Kearny Ave – Perth Amboy – NJ 08861 – Ph: (732) 324.2114 x 100
Jewish Renaissance Foundation (HiSET-TASC) – 149 Kearny Ave – Ste 201 – Perth Amboy – NJ 08861 – Ph: (732) 324.2114 x 107
Plainfield
Plainfield Publ. Library (GED) – 800 Park Ave – Plainfield – NJ 07060 – Ph: (908) 757.1111
Pleasantville
Atlantic Co One-Stop (TASC) – 2 S Main St – Pleasantville – NJ 08232 – Ph: (609) 485.0052
Princeton
YWCA Princeton (HiSET) – 59 Paul Robeson Pl (Bramwell House) – Princeton – NJ 08540 – Ph: (609) 497.2100
Salem
Mid-Atlantic States Career & Ed Center (HiSET) – 31 Oak St – Salem – NJ 08079 – Ph: (856) 514.2200
Sewell
Rowan Coll-Gloucester Co (TASC-HiSET) – 1400 Tanyard Rd – Sewell – NJ 08080 – Ph: (856) 468.5000 x 2216
Springfield
Elite Medical Transportation & Training (GED) – 100 Morris Ave – Ste 203-C – Springfield – NJ 07081 – Ph: (973) 500.8268
Stratford
Goodwill Helms Academy (HiSET) – 222 S White Horse Pike – Stratford – NJ 08084 – Ph: (856) 566.5375 x 5
Toms River
Ocean County College (TASC) – 1 College Dr – Toms River – NJ 08754 – Ph: (732) 255.0530
Trenton
Mercer County Comm Coll (TASC-HiSET) – 102 N Broad St – Trenton – NJ 08608 – Ph: (609) 570.3185/3157
Union City
Chrome Institute (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 4900 Bergenline Ave – 2nd Fl – Union City – NJ 07087 – Ph: (201) 349.2129

Vineland
Rowan Coll of S Jersey-Cumberland (HiSET) – 3322 College Dr – Vineland – NJ 08360 – Ph: (856) 776.2372/691.8600
Washington
Warren Co Comm Coll (HiSET) – 475 Route 57 W – Washington – NJ 07882 – Ph: (908) 835.2318
Wayne
Passaic Co Technical Inst (HISET) – 45 Reinhardt Rd – Wayne – NJ 07470 – Ph: (973) 684.0106
West New York
Inst of Science & Technology (TASC) – 5600 JFK Blvd (Ste 107) – West New York – NJ 07093 – Ph: (201) 855.7846
UCEDA English Inst of NJ (HiSET) – 6014 Bergenline Ave (2nd Fl) – West New York – NJ 07093 – Ph: (201) 375.5650
West Windsor
Mercer Co Comm Coll (HiSET) – 1200 Old Trenton Rd – West Windsor – NJ 08550 – Ph: (609) 570.3298
Willingboro
Burlington Co College (HiSET) – 300 Willingboro Pkwy – Willingboro – NJ 08046 – Ph: (609) 894.9311 x 3016
Rowan College (TASC-HiSET) – 200 Campbell Dr – Willingboro – NJ 08046 – Ph: (609) 894.9311 x 3016/(856) 242.5398
Woodstown
Salem Co Vo Tech (TASC) – 880 State Rte 45 – Woodstown – NJ 08098 – Ph: (856) 769.0101

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Fees – GED

The GED exam has four individual subtests (or modules) that cost $30 each. So the entire GED exam will set you back $120. There is no waiting period in New Jersey if you fail a subtest and want to retry. If you’ve failed a subtest three times, however, you’ll need to wait for 60 days before you can try again.

You have two discounted retakes for each GED subtest (only $10 for the test center fee) but you need to complete that within one calendar year. Thereafter, the full price counts again. So in New Jersey, the test center fee is $10, also for test retakes.

HiSET

In New Jersey, each of the computer-based HiSET tests costs $20.75 ($10.75 for ETS fee and $10 for the test center). So $104.25 overall.
The paper-delivered tests are $25 each ($15 for ETS and $10 for the test center fee). So $125 overall.
You have two retests for each subject but the $10 test center fee is due at all times you take a retest.

TASC

The five TASC subtests cost $21.20 each in New Jersey. So the tire TASC exam will cost you $106. If you fail a subtest, you have two free retests for that subject. If you want to retake the entire TASC exam or one of the subject tests just to attain a higher score, the full cost applies.

Online GED-HiSET testing

Until recently, you couldn’t sit for the GED, HiSET, or TASC exam online but times have changed. Now, there is also an online HiSET exam possible and GED Testing Service is also offering the GED exam in an online proctored version.

GED, HiSET, TASC passing scores

It is the mission of testing centers to assess the academic skills of test-takers and to provide them with information for appropriate placement and advising. By doing this they will enhance the students’ opportunities to achieve academic success in college and enhance their employment options.

The GED is measured on a scale that runs from 100 to 200. On each of the four GED subtests (Math, Literacy, Social Studies, Science) you need to get a score of at least 145.

Passing score: 145-164 (high school equivalency)
College-ready score: 165-174
College-ready Plus college credit score: 175-200

TASC and HiSET scoring

The minimum TASC passing score is 500 on each of the five sub-tests (Writing, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies).

There is one additional requirement on the essay part: you must attain at least a 2 out of the possible 8. The HiSET passing criteria are that you score at least 8 (out of 20) on each of the 5 sub-tests, score at least 2 out of 6 points on your essay, and achieve no less than 45 (out of 100) overall.

Free GED online prep in New Jersey

Prepare well

Contact a GED prep or test center near you to find out if you qualify, or go to GED.com and sign up with MyGED. You should not already have a high school diploma or similar, and you cannot be signed up for any school program. If you qualify, check testing dates and fees, and see which test is used. The program is open to any student of any age as long as they meet minimum age and other requirements.

Get optimally informed. Find out all requirements and regulations at the GED test center or find a good online prep program. Prepare well and use one of the programs and study methods that fit you best to become all set to pass the test. A pre-test will indicate what sectors you need to pay extra attention to. Local bookstores and libraries can provide study materials, and you can find many online preparation classes as well, but all over New Jersey, there are locations where, often at no cost at all, preparation classes are offered.

GED and the economy

In the contemporary employment market, you really need to have at least have a high school or equivalent diploma. In case never completed high school, earning a GED (General Education Development) diploma is a great alternative to secure a well-paying and rewarding job.

This is particularly the case in New Jersey where every year, tens of thousands of new job opportunities are created that require a secondary education degree. In the last few years, the New Jersey Healthcare and Education sectors created more than 24,000 new jobs annually of which the majority were positioned at entry-level!

Visit also job fairs and education or business events and try to get all the support you can and request answers to all of your questions may from public education officials in your county to get all set. Once you’ve passed the hurdle of lacking a secondary education degree, a fine career and a college education are awaiting you so take advantage of our online support (free practice tests and innovative video lessons), a great help to get there fast!

Your future

Get your GED diploma as it will be your first step toward a better paying job, a new career, or your ticket to higher education. In the last decade, the state of New Jersey issued over 75,000 GED diplomas. This proves that the GED program provides the best appreciated and most popular alternative to a regular high school diploma.

If you would like to keep up with economic developments, get a good job and find a better way of life, invest in a great education by taking on the GED test right now by attending prep classes. If you want to sit for the set of four GED tests in New Jersey, or for one of the available alternatives, you must be at least 18 years of age (for 16 and 17-year-olds, parental permission and a withdrawal document from your former school are required), not have a secondary school credential, and be a resident of New Jersey.

On January 1, 2014, New Jersey changed the system for the state’s high school equivalency testing. New Jersey has decided to use multiple tests for people who want to earn a state-issued equivalency to a high school diploma. Each individual testing center determines which test(s) to offer in that center.

In New Jersey, high school equivalency testing is only possible on a computer, no more paper-based testing! Only applicants who need special accommodation (for example a medical reason), can take the exam in a paper-based format. State officials say New Jersey was the first state to entirely make the switch to computer-based HSE testing.

Most of the time, it’s better if you would take a pre-test to discover your weak and strong points. When you are well prepared, you can take the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam at one of the official testing sites in New Jersey. After passing the exam you will be awarded the HSE certificate or diploma. The GED exam includes four tests that cover these subject areas: Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

The TASC and HiSET exams have five tests as the Literacy section is split up into separate writing and reading tests. In New Jersey, the GED modules may be taken separately. This is also the case with the HiSET and TASC exams.

 

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