New York State is using the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) 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. There are numerous locations where TASC (former 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. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive the HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma.
The TASC exam
This post contains a listing of available prep classes in key New York regions. In case you never finished high school it makes sense to pursue your TASC diploma because it will offer you the opportunity to get decent-paying work or to find a better job.
The TASC diploma also opens also the doors of colleges, training schools, and universities. Securing the TASC diploma will surely improve your life and TASC preparation is offered at the following locations in major New York areas.
GED (TASC) Requirements in New York
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The state of New York introduced the TASC to replace the GED exam in 2014. The GED had become too expensive for New York (the state still offers the test for free) and is only available in a computer-based format.
In New York, you must be no younger than 18. For 16 and 17 year old’s special restrictions apply. Contact a testing center close to you.
You need to be a New York resident.
You are not a high school graduate and you are not signed up for any other school program.
GED (TASC) Price in New York
New York is one of only four states that completely subsidize the HSE (High School Equivalency) test for its residents. 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 and is including a writing part, and TASC testing results are available two to five weeks after testing.
Not only is the TASC free in New York, most prep facilities offer classes at no cost. 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 (eight is possible) in their essay.
TASC prep classes in New York State
You can prepare for the GED test by studying online.
You can also choose traditional prep classes near you. Click on your nearest city.
- Long Island
- New City
- New Rochelle
- New York City
- Saratoga Springs
- Staten Island
- The Bronx
- White Plains
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New York GED (TASC) testing centers
New York State Ed. Department – 89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12234, 518-473-9897
Giffen Memorial School – 27 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, 518-462-729
Career Education Center – 8685 Erie Rd, Angola, NY 14006, 716-549-4454
Hewes Educational Center – 2615 N Maple Ave, Ashville, NY 14710, 716-763-1801
BOCES Regional Education Center – 1879 W Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021, 315-253-4599
High School – 250 Lake Ave, Auburn, NY 13021, 315-253-4899
BOCES Center – 8250 State St, Batavia, NY 14020, 585-344-7720
CSD Haverling High School – 25 Ellas Ave, Bath, NY 14810, 607-739-8170
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Brookhaven – 350 Martha Ave, Bellport, NY 11713, 631-286-6548
BOCES Center at Belmont – 5536 Co Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813, 716-376-8214
Suffolk County Comm College – Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717, 631-451 4892
SUNY EOC of the Bronx Bathgate Industrial Park – 1666 Bathgate Ave, the Bronx, NY 10457, 718-530-7037
Adult Learning Center – 3450 E Tremont Ave, the Bronx, NY 10465, 718-863-4057
Morris Senior Center – 80 E 181st St, the Bronx, NY 10453, 718-508-3219
Highbridge Community Life Ctr – 1438 Ogden Ave, the Bronx, NY 10452, 646-393-9533
Baychester Youth Council – 1220 E 229th St, the Bronx, NY 10466, 718-325-9484
Mitchell Community Center – 210 Alexander Ave, the Bronx, NY 10454, 718-665-5250
Lehman Coll.Cont.&Prof. Studies 250 Bedford Park Blvd W/CA 128, the Bronx, NY 10468, 718-960-8865
Northside Annex – 3512 Dekalb Ave, the Bronx, NY 10467, 718-652-0282
Regional High School Hub – 1010 Rev. James A. Polite Ave, Rm 436, the Bronx, NY 10459, 718-638-2635 x 4030
High School For the Arts – 345 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-557-2585
Turning Point Educational Center – 423 39th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, 718-360-8172
Adult Learning Center – 475 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, 718-638-2635 x1021
College Adult Literacy Program – 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210, 718-951-4117
Kingsborough Community College – 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235, 718-368-5184
SUNY Brooklyn EOC – 111 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-802-3317
Career Collegiate Institute – 160 Edward St, Buffalo, NY 14201, 716-888-7088
SUNY Buffalo EOC – 465 Washington St, 6th Flr, Buffalo, NY 14203, 716-849-6727 x 152
SUNY Buffalo EOC – 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203, 716-645-1948
Maryvale UFSD – 777 Maryvale Dr, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, 716-635-4666
BOCES Centers for New Careers – 250 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045, 607-758-1111
BOCES Boorady Ad Learning Center – 324 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-366-3631
Dunkirk High School – 620 Marauder Dr, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-366-9325
BOCES Center at Ellicottville – 5550 Rte 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731, 716-376-8214
GST BOCES Bush Campus – 459 Philo Rd, Building 1, Elmira, NY 14903, 607-739-8170
BOCES Endicott Learning Center – 23 Jackson Ave, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-763-3638
Monroe 1 BOCES Ad Education Dept. – 41 O’Connor Road, Fairport, NY 14450, 585-387-3865
SUNY Farmingdale Long Island EOC – 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, 631-420-2280
High School – 35-01 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354, 718-557-2585
Oswego County BOCES – 806 W Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069, 315-963-4256
Nassau Comm. College – 1 Education Dr, Garden City, NY 11530, 516-572-7667
High School – 101 Carter Road, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-0400
UFSD Adult Learning Center – 105 Clover Dr, Great Neck, NY 11021, 516-773-1720
County Community College – Lou Amber Dr, Herkimer, NY 13350, 315-738-7306
Columbia-Greene Ed. Ctr – 131 Union Turnpike, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-4157
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES – 555 Warren Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-257-1555 x282
SUNY Queens EOC – 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11433, 718-725-3317
OACE HSE Jamaica Hub – 162-02 Hillside Ave, Rm 109, Jamaica, NY 11432, 718-638-2635 x 4030
GED Test Center – 200 E. 4th St, Jamestown, NY 14701, 716-366-9325
Johnson City Learning Center – 500 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790, 607-644-5822>
Montgomery BOCES Adult Services – 2755 ST Hwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, 518-736-4340
High School – 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, 845-943-3012
Sullivan BOCES Rubin Pollack Ed. Ctr. – 19 Ferndale Loomis Rd, Liberty, NY 12754, 845-791-4070
OCM BOCES Career Training Ctr – 4500 Crown Road, Liverpool, NY 13090, 315-453-4672
High School – 250 Lincoln Ave, Lockport, NY 14094, 716-478-4645
Adult Learning Center – 500 Centre Street, Long Beach, NY 11561, 516-544-2945
Long Island City
LaGuardia Comm Coll – 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-482-5989
Queens Ad. Learning Center – 27-35 Jackson Ave, 3rd Fl, Long Island City, 718-638-2635 x 4030
North Franklin Education – 52 State St, Malone, NY 12953, 518-483-5230
NFEC HSE/TASC Test Center #254, 23 Huskie Lane, Malone, NY 12953, 518-483-5230
St Mary’s Parish Ctr. – 211 Eagle St, Medina, NY 14103, 800-836-7510 x 3005
Oswego County BOCES Adult Ed Office – 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114, 315-963-4263
Middletown High School – Gardner Ave Ext, Middletown, NY 10940, 845-326-1595
Champlain Valley Ed Services – Plank Rd, PO Box B, Mineville, NY 12956, 518-942-6691
Genesee Valley BOCES Ad Ed Dept – 27 Lackawanna Ave., Mt. Morris, NY 14510, 585-344-7720
New York Manhattan
HANAC Education Center – 55 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, 212-996-3949
Manhattan School – 317 W 52nd St, New York, NY 11435, 718-557-2585
SUNY Manhattan EOC – 163 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, 212-961-6047
Vocational Foundation Inc. – 52 Broadway 6th fl, New York, NY 10004, 212-823-1045
Mid-Manhattan Ad Learning Ctr – 212 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, 212-666-1919
Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Career Resource Ctr – 121 Drumlin Ct, Newark, NY 14513, 315-781-0400
Best Resource Center Inc. – 49 Grand St, Newburgh, NY 12550, 845-562-2378
Community Ed Ctr – 6040 Lindbergh Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, 716-286-0778
Trott Access Ctr – 1001 11th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, 800-836-7510 x 3005
High School – Midland Drive, Norwich, NY 13815, 607-334-1600
DCMO BOCES – 6678 County 32, Norwich, NY 13815, 607-334-1600
St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES Seaway Area Tech – 7227 US Rt 56, Norwood, NY 13668, 315-353-6693 x 400
BOCES Center at Olean – 1825 Windfall Road, Olean, NY 14760, 716-376-8214
Adult Education – 189 Main St, 5th fl, Oneonta, NY 13820, 607-433-3645 x 340
High School – 130 Upper East Street, Oneonta, NY 13820, 607-433-3645, x 331
Erie Comm College – 4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127, 716-549-4454
GED Office – 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518-561-0100
Champlain Valley One WorkSource – 194 Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903, 518-561-0430 x 3079
Dutchess Comm College – 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-483-3640 x 129
Suffolk County CC – 21 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901, ad, NY 11901, 631-451-4114
Arcadia Middle School – 130 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester, NY 14612, 585-227-5500
SD Family Learning Center – 30 Hart St, Rochester, NY 14605, 585-324-9939
SUNY Rochester EOC – 305 Andrews St, Rochester, NY 14604, 585-232-2730 x229
Educational Opportunity Center – 161 Chestnut St., Rochester, NY 14604, 585-232-2730 x 229
AEC BOCES – 711 NYS Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, 518-891-1330
Maple Ave. Middle School – 515 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-581-3553
WSWHE BOCES Ad Education – 27 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-746-3553
Mont Pleasant Middle School – 1121 Forest Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303, 518-370-8220
Suffolk County CC – 533 College Rd, North Building, Selden, NY 11784, 631-451-4114
College of Staten Island – 2800 Victory Blvd 2A-201, Staten Island, NY 10314, 718-982- 2656
New Dorp High School – 465 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306, 718-557-2585 (No longer available)
SUNY Syracuse EOC – 100 New St, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-472-0130
North Rockland High School – 106 Hammond Rd, Thiells, NY 10984, 845-942-3506 (No longer available)
T.R. Proctor High School – Hilton Ave & Eagle St, Utica, NY 13501, 315-738-7306
Madison-Oneida BOCES Campus – 4937 Spring Rd, Verona, NY 13478, 315-738-7306
BOCES Technical Center – 20104 NYS Rte.3, Watertown, NY 13601, 315-779-7200
Nassau BOCES Barry Tech – 1196 Prospect Ave, Westbury, NY 11590, 516-622-6904
White Plains City
SD Rochambeau School – 228 Fisher Ave, White Plains, NY 10606, 914-422-2361
Erie Community College – 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, 716-874-8411
Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester – 26 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-606-7656
Foxfire Elementary School – 1061 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-376-8600
Riverside High School- Cafeteria – 565 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-376-8600
Putnam/N. Westchester BOCES – 200 BOCES Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, 914-248-2417
Questions? Call New York’s state office at 518-474-5906
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How to start with exam prep
You qualify to take the TASC test if you don’t have a high school diploma or similar and if you are not engaged in a school program. When you feel the TASC program is something for you, take a close look at the following guidelines to be successful in getting your own HSE diploma. Locate the TASC test center closest to you, and find out the examination dates. Find out everything about their deadline policy and become well informed about the examination.
Be sure to become perfectly prepared. You can find preparation material at your local bookstores, but there are as well numerous locations near you where free TASC preparation classes are offered. Get well prepared, take the test, and get your HSE diploma. Online TASC or GED testing is not available. If you want to sit for the TASC exam and meet all the requirements, you need to report to an official testing site in order to take the test in person!
GED (TASC) – what is new
In January 2014 New York proudly introduced the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) to replace the completely rebuilt and now only in computer-format offered 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. The TASC exam (like the former version of the GED exam) assesses these 5 subject areas: Language Arts: Reading- 75 minutes, Language Arts: Writing- 105 minutes, Mathematics- 105 minutes, Science- 85 minutes, and Social Studies- 75 minutes.
Pathways To Graduation
Until 2014 student could use the GED prep program called GED Plus. This changed into “Pathways to Graduation” (P2G) and this program is available to 17-21-year-olds. P2G is a great help to students who want to earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. It prepares them for college readiness and career options and offers them educative and social support. P2G is available at no cost and the program doesn’t have a minimum literacy requirement. So contact one of the sites listed above by email or phone and request some info about if your status allows you to participate in their adult education courses.
Your HSE diploma qualifies you for continuing education at a university or college and most higher education institutions provide financial aid as well to qualifying students, so nothing should be holding you back from pursuing the career you’ve always been dreaming about and submitting an application to your dream school. Visit also job fairs and business recruiting events to learn all about available opportunities.
Free Practice Test
The BestGEDClasses website offers many free TASC Practice Tests as well as a huge number of totally free video lessons. GED test and TASC contents are pretty much comparable so you may very well use this great help at no charge to get all geared up to take the TASC exam confidently. So you can attend one of the programs of a prep site listed in the directory above or combine that with an online course or study online exclusively. Whatever suits you best is fine but keep in mind that online study requires a healthy portion of self-discipline!
You may also check with the New York State Education Department or your local school board or local state high school to see if you qualify for the TASC program. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a diploma that is equivalent to a common New York State High School Diploma. Check out also this website’s news pages to learn all about what’s going on regarding HSE (high school equivalency) testing.
Job interview tips
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Limit the amount of jewelry that you are wearing, have your nails manicured and have your hair styled in a neat, simple way. You should try and keep any tattoos that you might have covered up and removed any unnatural looking piercings. Don’t forget to be carrying a professional briefcase with about 3 copies of your resume plus any suitable references. Experts suggest that you do a little research into the company that you are applying to, they will expect any candidates to be prepared and know their stuff.
Understand your attributes and even rehearse a little speech in front of the mirror, if you see the need to. Maintain eye contact during your interview and speak clearly, you want to appear confident. Don’t afraid to be a little pushy, make it clear how much you want the job. You might be wondering how you can be sure that these techniques are to be trusted?
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