GED (TASC) in New York State

New York State is using the TASC™ (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) instead of the GED® test for high school equivalency testing. The TASC assesses knowledge at a level similar to what is expected of high school graduates.

The TASC offers individuals who couldn’t complete high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.

The state continues to offer the exam at no cost but state residency is required.

There are numerous locations where TASC (formerly GED) classes are offered, often at no cost at all as well.

These preparation classes will help you to get all set to take the TASC exam successfully at one of the many New York State testing sites.

You cannot take the TASC exam online. You need to take the test in person at a state-designated test center.

After successful completion of the exam, you will receive the HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma.

This page informs you about all GED and TASC test resources that will successfully prepare you to take the New York State High School Equivalency Test.

What is the TASC exam?

The TASC, like the GED, is a high school equivalency exam that is recognized across North America just like a common high school diploma by practically all employers and educational institutions. The state of New York introduced the TASC to replace the GED exam. Students need to pass 5 subtests.

The five testing subject fields on the TASC exam are Literacy Writing, Literacy Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

The entire exam will take a little over 7.5 hours but the subtests may be taken separately. The TASC exam includes also writing an essay. The diploma that’s awarded upon successfully completing the TASC subtests opens the doors of colleges, training schools, and universities and will certainly lead to better job options.

To pass the TASC test students must reach a score of at least 500 on each of the five subtests (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). Additionally, they must score at least two points out of eight on their essays.

GED requirements in New York (TASC)

  • To take the TASC exam in New York, you must be no younger than 16. If you are 16, 17, or ­18 years old, additional eligibility rules, requirements, and restrictions apply.
  • You are eligible to take the TASC if you have lived in New York State for at least 30 days.
  • You are not a high school graduate and you are not signed up for any other school program.
  • The TASC is available in a computer-based format and on paper but not at all testing sites so get well informed.
  • in New York State, students with disabilities can apply for testing accommodations.

GED prep classes in New York State (TASC)

You may very well get all set for the GED or TASC exam by following an online study program. You may also choose to go to a traditional prep class near you. Click on your nearest city to see all prep sites in your area.

New York GED testing centers (TASC)

Albany
Albany Career & Technical Education – 1015 Watervliet Shaker Rd – Albany – NY 12205 – Ph: (518) 862.4791
Capital Region BOCES – 900 Watervliet Shaker Rd – Albany – NY 12205 – Ph: (518) 862.4791

Capital Region BOCES South – 720 Warren St – Albany – NY 12208 – Ph: (518) 862.4791
Angola
Erie 2 BOCESEducation Center – 8685 Erie Rd – Angola – NY 14006 – Ph: (716) 549.4454 x 4157
Ashville
Hewes Educational Center – 2615 N Maple Ave – Ashville – NY 14710 – Ph: (716) 805.3138
Auburn
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES – 1879 W Genesee St – Auburn – NY 13021 – Ph: (315) 253.0361
Batavia
Genesee Valley BOCES – 8250 State St – Batavia – NY 14020 – Ph: (585) 749.8959
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Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie BOCES – 5536 County Rte 48 – Belmont – NY 14813 – Ph: (716) 376.8214
Brentwood
Suffolk County Comm Coll – Crooked Hill Rd – Brentwood – NY 11717 – Ph: (631) 451.4470
Long Island EOC – 1090-A Suffolk Ave – Brentwood – NY 11788 – Ph: (631) 420.2087
Bronx
Adult Learning Center – 3450 E Tremont Ave – Bronx – NY 10465 – Ph: (718) 863.2635 x 4033
Lehman College – 250 Bedford Park Blvd – Bronx – NY 10468 – Ph: (718) 960.8512
Northside Annex MMCC – 3512 DeKalb Ave – Bronx – NY 10467 – Ph: (917) 416.7353

Bronx Comm. Coll. – 2155 University Ave – Bronx – NY 10453 – Ph: (718) 289.5547
Mitchell Community Ctr – 210 Alexander Ave – Bronx – NY 10454 – Ph: (718) 665.5250 x 258
Brooklyn
Brooklyn EOC – 111 Livingston St (Rm 104) – Brooklyn – NY 11201 – Ph: (718) 802.3354
Brooklyn Library Eastern Pkwy – 1044 Eastern Pkwy – Brooklyn – NY 11213 – Ph: (718) 622.4460
Brooklyn Adult Ed. Ctr – 475 Nostrand Ave – Brooklyn – NY 11216 – Ph: (718) 638.2635 x 4033
Brooklyn Library (Pacific Literacy Off.) – 25 4th Ave (2nd Fl) – Brooklyn – NY 11217 – Ph: (718) 622.4460
Medgar Evers Coll – 1150 Carroll St – Ste C-311 – Brooklyn – NY 11225 – Ph: (718) 270.4835
Brooklyn Library Flatbush – 22 Linden Blvd – Brooklyn – NY 11226 – Ph: (718) 622.4460
Red Hook Library – 7 Wolcott St – Brooklyn – NY 11231 – Ph: (718) 622.4460
Turning Point Ed. Ctr – 423 39th St – Brooklyn – NY 11232 – Ph: (718) 360.8180
Prospect Plaza Comm Ctr – 1835 Sterling Pl – Brooklyn – NY 11233 – Ph: (718) 643.9039
Brooklyn Library (Bedford Ed. Center) – 496 Franklin Ave – Brooklyn – NY 11238 – Ph: (718) 622.4460
Buffalo
University at Buffalo EOC – 555 Ellicott St (Rm 404-F) – Buffalo – NY 14203 – Ph: (716) 645.1990
Buffalo Literacy Center – 160 Edward St – Buffalo – NY 14201 – Ph: (716) 888-7088 x 104
Canandaigua
Finger Lakes Comm. Coll. – 3325 Marvin Sands Dr – Canandaigua – NY 14424 – Ph: (585) 785.1418
Canton
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES – 40 W Main St – Canton – NY 13617 – Ph: (315) 379.7963
Cortland
OCM BOCES Center for New Careers – 250 Port Watson St – Cortland – NY 13045 – Ph: (315) 453.4408
Dunkirk
Dunkirk Community Adult Ed. Center – 21 Et Second St – Dunkirk – NY 14048 – Ph: (716) 549.4454
Dunkirk High School – 620 Marauder Dr – Dunkirk – NY 14048 – Ph: (716) 805.3138

Jamestown Comm. Coll. 1087 Bennett Rd – Dunkirk – NY 14048 – Ph: (716) 805.3163
Ellenville
Ulster County BOCES – 104 Center St – Ellenville – NY 12428 – Ph: (845) 331.5050 x 2821
Ellicottville
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Ctr – 5550 Rte 242 E – Ellicottville – NY 14731 – Ph: (716) 376.8214
Elmira
GST BOCES – 303 N Main St – Elmira – NY 14901 – Ph: (607) 739.7684 x 1167
Fairport
Monroe #1 BOCES – 41 O’Connor Rd – Fairport – NY 14450 – Ph: (585) 383.2250
Flushing
Queens Library (Flushing ALC) – 41-17 Main St – Flushing – NY 11355 – Ph: (718) 661.1241
Fulton
Oswego County BOCES at Cayuga Comm. Coll. – 11 River Glen Dr – Fulton – NY 13069 – Ph: (315) 963.4440
Garden City 
Nassau Comm. College – 1 Education Dr (356 East Rd) – Garden City – NY 11530 – Ph: (516) 572.7667
Geneva
Finger Lakes Comm. Coll. – 63 Pulteney St – Geneva – NY 14456 – Ph: (585) 785.1431
Glens Falls
Glens Falls High/Glens Falls Middle School – 10/20 Quade St – Glens Falls – NY 12801, Ph: (518) 581.3553
Goshen
John Flannery High (Orange Ulster BOCES) – 53 Gibson Rd – Goshen – NY 10924 – Ph: (845) 291.0200 x 10261
Haverstraw
Rockland Comm. Coll.-Haverstraw Ext. – 37 W Broad St – Haverstraw – NY 10927 – Ph: (845) 574.4163
Herkimer
Herkimer Comm. College – 100 Reservoir Rd – Herkimer – NY 13350 – Ph: (315) 866.0300
Hudson Falls
Hudson Falls High – 4380 E LaBarge St – Hudson Falls – NY 12839, Ph: (518) 581.3553
Southern Adirondack Ed. Ctr (WSWHE BOCES) – 1051 Dix Ave – Hudson Falls – NY 12839 – Ph: (518) 746.3553
Ithaca
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES – 555 Warren Rd – Ithaca – NY 14850 – Ph: (607) 257.1561
Jamaica
Queens Library – 89-11 Merrick Blvd – Jamaica – NY 11432 – Ph: (718) 990.5152
Rochdale Adult Ed. Ctr – 169-09 137th Ave – Jamaica – NY 11434 – Ph: (718) 723.7662

Queens EOC – 158-29 Archer Ave – Jamaica – NY 11433 – Ph: (718) 725.3300 x 3344
Jamestown
Jamestown Comm. Coll. – 525 Falconer St – Jamestown – NY 14701 – Ph: (716) 549.4454
Jamestown Technical Academy – 200 E 4th St – Jamestown – NY 14701 – Ph: (716) 805.3138
Johnson City
Johnson City Learning Center – 500 Main St – Johnson City – NY 13790 – Ph: (607) 763.3692
Johnstown
Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES – 2755 State Hwy 67 – Johnstown – NY 12095 – Ph: (518) 736.4340
Kenmore
Ken-Ton/ECC North – 155 Delaware Rd – Kenmore  – NY 14217 – Ph: (716) 874.8403 x 32232
Liberty
Sullivan County BOCES – 52 Ferndale Loomis Rd – Liberty – NY 12754 – Ph: (845) 295.4915
Liverpool
OCM BOCES Main Campus – 110 Elwood Davis Rd – Liverpool – NY 13088 – Ph: (315) 453.4408
Lockport
Lockport Community Ed. Ctr – 50 Main St – Lockport – NY 14094 – Ph: (716) 731.6800 x 3006
Long Island City
J Elmezzi Adult Ed Ctr – 37-44 21st St – Long Island City – NY 11101 – Ph: (718) 752.3723
LaGuardia Comm Coll – 29-10 Thomson Ave – Long Island City – NY 11101 – Ph: (718) 482.6168
Queens Adult Learning Ctr – 27-35 Jackson Ave – Long Island City – NY 11101 – Ph: (718) 638.2635 x 4033
Malone
Franklin Essex Hamilton BOCES – 23 Huskie Ln – Malone – NY 12953 – Ph: (518) 483.5230
Medina
Holy Trinity Church – 211 Eagle St – Medina – NY 14103 – Ph: (716) 731.4176 x 3003
Mexico
Oswego County BOCES – 179 County Route 64 – Mexico – NY 13114 – Ph: (315) 963-4440
Middletown
Middletown High School – Gardner Ave Extension – Middletown – NY 10940 – Ph: (845) 326.1595
Mineville
Champlain Valley Ed. Services – 3092  Plank Rd – Mineville – NY 12956 – Ph: (518) 942.6691 x 121
Mt. Morris
Genesee Valley BOCES – 27 Lackawanna Ave – Mt. Morris – NY 14510 – Ph: (585) 344.7720
New York City Manhattan
High School Equivalency Test Ctr – 205 E 122nd St – Ste 200 – New York – NY 10035 – Ph: (646) 395.0686
Mid-Manhattan Adult Ed. Ctr – 212 W 120th St – New York – NY 10027 – Ph: (718) 638.2635 x 4030
Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Comm. – 127 W 127th St – New York – NY 10027 – Ph: (212) 996.3949
SUNY Manhattan EOC – 163 W 125th St – Rm 1505 – New York – NY 10027 – Ph: (212) 961.6047
City College of New York – 160 Convent Ave – New York – NY 10031 – Ph: (212) 650.6488
Newark
Finger Lakes Comm. Coll. – 1100 Technology Pkwy – Newark – NY 14513 – Ph: (585) 785.1431
Newburgh
Best Resource Center Inc. – 49 Grand St – Newburgh – NY 12550 – Ph: (845) 562.2378
Niagara Falls
Community Education Center – 6040 Lindbergh Ave – Niagara Falls – NY 14304 – Ph: (716) 286.0781
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Ctr – 606 6th St – Niagara Falls – NY 14301 – Ph: (716) 731.6800 x 3006
Norwich
Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES – 6678 Co. Rd. 32 – Norwich – NY 13815 Ph: (607) 335.1210
Nyack
Rockland BOCES Adult Education – 131 N Midland Ave – Nyack – NY 10960 – Ph: (845) 574.4269
Olean
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES – 1825 Windfall Rd – Olean – NY 14760 – Ph: (716) 376.8214
Oneonta
Oneonta Adult Education – 31 Center St (2nd Fl) – Oneonta – NY 13820 – Ph: (607) 433-3645
Orchard Park
Erie Comm. Coll.-South (Bldg 5) – 4041 Southwestern Blvd – Orchard Park – NY 14127 – Ph: (716) 805.3138
Plattsburgh
Champlain Valley Ed. Services – 194 US Oval – Plattsburgh – NY 12903 – Ph: (518) 561.0430 x 3079
Port Ewen
Ulster County BOCES – 319 Broadway – Route 9W – Port Ewen – NY 12466 – Ph: (845) 331.5050 x 2821
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess BOCES Comm. Coll. – 1 Civic Center Plaza – Ste 300 – Poughkeepsie – NY 12601 – Ph: (845) 483.3640 x 6127
Queensbury
Queensbury High School (WSWHE BOCES) – 409 Aviation Rd – Queensbury – NY 12804 – Ph: (518) 581.3553
Riverhead
Suffolk County Comm Coll -20 E Main St – Riverhead – NY 11901 – Ph: (631) 451.4470
HB Ward Technical Ctr (E. Suffolk BOCES) – 974 N Griffing Ave – Riverhead – NY 11901 – Ph: (631) 208-2038
Rochester
BOCES #2 CWD Rochester Tech Park – 160 Wallace Way – Bldg 9 – Rochester – NY 14624 – Ph: (585) 349.9100
Action for a Better Community – 400 West Ave (3rd Fl) – Rochester – NY 14611 – Ph: (585) 325.5116
Monroe Comm. Coll. 321 State St – Rochester – NY 14608 – Ph: (585) 292.2293
Rochester EOC – 161 Chestnut St – Rochester – NY 14604 – Ph: (585) 327.4029
Family Learning Ctr – 30 Hart St – Rochester – NY 14624 – Ph: (585) 324.9921
BOCES #2 CWD-ULR – 265 N Clinton Ave – Rochester – NY 14605 – Ph: (585) 325.6530
Greece CSD – 200 Alcott Rd – Rochester – NY 14626 – Ph: (585) 966.2721
Rockaway Beach
Queens Library (Peninsula Ed. Ctr) – 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd – Rockaway Beach – NY 11693 – Ph: (718) 945.7058
Rome
MO BOCES Rome Access Site – 266-268 W Dominick St – Rome – NY 13440 – Ph: (315) 334.8000
Saranac Lake
Adirondack Education Ctr- 711 NYS Route 3 – Saranac Lake – NY 12983 – Ph: (518) 891.1330
Saratoga Springs
Maple Ave. Middle School – 515 Maple Ave – Saratoga Springs – NY 12866 – Ph: (518) 581.3553
F. Donald Myers Education Ctr – 15 Henning Rd – Saratoga Springs – NY 12866 – Ph: (518) 581.3553
Schenectady 
Schenectady Co. Comm. Coll. – 978 Washington Ave – Schenectady – NY 12305 – Ph: (518) 370.8350
Washington Irving Ed. Ctr – Computer Lab – 422 Mumford St – Schenectady – NY 12307 – Ph: (518) 370.8350
Selden
Suffolk County Comm. Coll. – 533 College Rd – Selden – NY 11784 – Ph: (631) 451.4470
Spencerport
Monroe 2 BOCES – 3589 Big Ridge Rd – Spencerport – NY 14559 – Ph: (585) 349.9100
Staten Island
College of Staten Island – 2800 Victory Blvd – Staten Island – NY 10314 – Ph: (718) 313.0847
New Dorp High – 465 New Dorp Ln – Staten Island – NY 10306 – Ph: (718) 638.2635 x 4033
Pathways Grad Referral Ctr – 450 St. Mark’s Pl – Staten Island – NY 10301 – Ph: (718) 638.2635
Suffern
Rockland Comm. Coll. – 145 College Rd – Suffern – NY 10901 – Ph: (845) 574.6201
Syracuse
Syracuse EOC – 100 New St – Ste 200 – Syracuse, NY 13202 – Ph: (315) 472.0130 x 104
Johnson Center – 573 E Genesee St – Syracuse – NY 13202 – Ph: (315) 435.4111
Troy
Capital District EOC – 431 River St – Troy – NY 12180 – Ph: (518) 273.1900 x 2272
Utica
Madison-Oneida BOCES – 508 Second St – Utica – NY 13501 – Ph: (315) 738.7300
MVCC Test Center – 1101 Sherman Dr – Utica – NY 13501 – Ph: (315) 731.5802
MVCC Education Ctr – 524 Elizabeth St – Utica – NY 13501 – Ph: (315) 792.5682
Watertown
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES – 20104 NYS Rte 3 – Watertown – NY 13601 – Ph: (315) 779.7224
Williamsville
Erie Comm. Coll.-North – 6205 Main St – Williamsville – NY 14221 – Ph: (716) 874.8400 x 32232
Wilton
Ballard Road Conference Ctr (WSWHE BOCES) – 267 Ballard Rd (Ste 5) – Wilton – NY 12831 – Ph: (518) 581.3553
Yonkers
Westchester EOC – 26 S Broadway – Yonkers – NY 10701 – Ph: (914) 606.7656
Yonkers Pathways to Success – 75 Riverdale Ave – 1 Larkin Center – Yonkers – NY 10701 – Ph: (914) 376.8600
Yorktown Heights
Putnam/N. Westchester BOCES – 200 BOCES Dr – Yorktown Heights – NY 10598 – Ph: (914) 248.2417

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GED price in New York (TASC)

New York is one of only four states that completely subsidize the HSE (High School Equivalency) test for its residents. The TASC exam is free. Not only is the TASC free in New York, but most prep facilities also offer classes at no cost.

Free online GED prep for the TASC exam in New York

TASC scoring

The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) consists of five modules or subtests that are scored on a 300-800 scale. The passing score on each subtest is 500 and averaging is not possible. So your overall score cannot be under 2500 and your essay must attain at least a score of 2 (out of 8).

To summarize: a few years ago, New York proudly introduced the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) to replace the GED (General Education Development) exam.

The TASC, just like the GED test, measures readiness for college and/or workforce as directed by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of standards indicating what students must be taught at what grade level.

Applicants who successfully take the TASC exam receive a diploma that is regarded and accepted equivalent to a high school diploma by employers and admissions offices in colleges and universities. Online TASC testing is not possible. Websites that state something different are fraudulent!

 

Last Updated on August 17, 2020.

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