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.

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 can’t 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, special eligibility rules and requirements 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)GED in New York

Albany
Albany HSE Testing Center – 30 N Russell Rd, Albany, NY 12206, 518-273-1900 ext 2272
Angola
Career Education Center – 8685 Erie Rd, Angola, NY 14006, 716-805-3138
Ashville
Hewes Educational Center – 2615 N Maple Ave, Ashville, NY 14710, 716-805-3138
Auburn
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Center for Learning – 12 Allen St, Auburn, NY 13021, 315-253-4899
Batavia
Genesee Valley BOCES – 8250 State St, Batavia, NY 14020, 585-344-7720
Bath
CSD Haverling High School – 25 Ellas Ave, Bath, NY 14810, 607-739-7684 ext 1167
Bellport
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Brookhaven – 350 Martha Ave, Bellport, NY 11713, 631-286-6548
Belmont
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Center at Belmont – 5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813, 716-376-8214
Brentwood
Suffolk County CC Grant Campus – Crooked Hill Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717, 631-451-4926
Long Island Educational Opportunity Ctr – 1090-A Suffolk Ave, Brentwood, NY 11788, 631-434-3740
Bronx
Adult Learning Center – 3450 E Tremont Ave, the Bronx, NY 10465, 718-863-4057
Lehman College – 250 Bedford Park Blvd West CA 128, Bronx, NY 10468, 718-960-8512
Mitchell Community Center – 210 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, 718-665-5250 ext. 258
Northside Annex MMCC – 3512 DeKalb Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, 917-416-7353
Brooklyn
Bedford Adult Learning Center – 496 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, 718-622-4460 x 5
Brooklyn College HSE Testing Center – 2900 Bedford Ave, 0118 Ingersoll Hall, Brooklyn, NY 11210, 718-951-4117
Brooklyn Public Library – New Lots Adult Learning Ctr – 665 New Lots Ave, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11207, 718-622-4460
Brooklyn Public Library – Pacific Literacy Office – 25 4th Ave, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718-622-4460
Canarsie Library – 1580 Rockaway Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11236, 718-622-4460 x 5
Eastern Parkway ALC – 1044 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213, 718-622-4460 x 5
Flatbush ALC – 22 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11226, 718-622-4460
Kingsborough Comm Coll – 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235, 718-368-5051
Brooklyn Adult Learning Ctr – 475 Nostrand Ave, Room 102, Brooklyn, NY 11216, 718-638-2635 x 4033
Red Hook Library – 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-622-4460 ext. 5
SUNY Brooklyn EOC – 111 Livingston St, Rm 104, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Ph: 718-802-3354 (entrance on Boerum St)
Turning Point Educational Ctr – 423 39th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, 718-360-8186
Buffalo
University at Buffalo EOC – 555 Ellicott St, Rm 404-F, Buffalo, NY 14203, 716-645-1990
Erie Comm Coll-Kenmore Schools/ECCN – 155 Delaware Rd, Buffalo, NY 14217, 716-481-2591
Workplace Literacy Center – 160 Edward St, Buffalo, NY 14201, 716-888-7088
Canandaigua
Finger Lakes Community College – 3325 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-785-1431
Canton
St. Lawrence – Lewis BOCES – 40 W Main St, Canton, NY 13617, 315-379-7963 ext. 10410
Cassadaga
Cassadaga Job Corp – 815 Glasgow Rd, Cassadaga, NY 14718, 716-595-4200
Cheektowaga
Maryvale UFSD – 777 Maryvale Dr, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, 716-635-4666
Cortland
OCM BOCES Centers for New Careers – 250 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045, 607-758-1111
Dunkirk
Dunkirk High School – 620 Marauder Dr, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-805-3138
Jamestown Community College – 1087 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-805-3163
Ellenville
Ulster County BOCES – 104 Center St, Rm B, Ellenville, NY 12428, 845-331-5050 ext. 2243
Ellicottville
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Ctr – 5550 Rte 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731, 716-376-8214
Elmira
GST BOCES Bush Campus – 459 Philo Rd, Building 1, Elmira, NY 14903, 607-739-7684 ext. 1167
Endicott
BOCES Endicott Learning Center – 23 Jackson Ave, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-763-3638
Fairport
Monroe # 1 BOCES Ad Education Dept. – 41 O’Connor Road, Fairport, NY 14450, 585-387-38o2
Farmingdale
SUNY Farmingdale Long Island EOC – 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, 631-420-2280
Flushing
Queens Library – Flushing ALC, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355, 718-661-1241
Fulton
Oswego County BOCES at Cayuga Comm Coll – 11 River Glen Dr, Fulton, NY 13069, 315-963-4440
Garden City 
Nassau Comm. College – Earle Ovington Blvd, Bldg 4, Door 4, Garden City, NY 11530, 516-572-7667
Geneva
Finger Lakes Community College – 63 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456, 585-785-1431
Goshen
John A Flannery High School (Orange Ulster BOCES) – 53 Gibson Rd, Goshen, NY 10924, 845-291-0200 x 10260
Great Neck
Great Neck Adult Learning Center – 105 Clover Dr, Great Neck, NY 11021, 516-441-4956
Haverstraw
Rockland Comm Coll Haverstraw Extension – 37 W Broad St, Rm 112 & 113, Haverstraw, NY 10927, 845-574-4370
Herkimer
Herkimer Community College – 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY 13350, 315-738-7300
Ithaca
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES – 555 Warren Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-257-1561
Jamaica
Queens Library Central Adult Learning Ctr – 89-11 Merrick Rd, Jamaica, NY 11432, 718-374-4097
Queens Library Rochdale Village Adult Learning Ctr – 169-09 137th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11434, 718-723-7662
SUNY Queens E.O.C. – 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11433, 718-725-3403
Jamestown
Jamestown Community College – 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY 14701, 716-805-3163
Jamestown Technical Academy – 200 E 4th St, Jamestown, NY 14701, 716-805-3138
Johnson City
Johnson City Learning Center – 500 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790, 607-763-3638
Johnstown
Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES – 2755 State Hwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, 518-736-4340
Kingston
High School – 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, 845-943-3864
Liberty
Sullivan County BOCES – 52 Ferndale Loomis Rd, Liberty, NY 12754, 845-295-4915
Liverpool
OCM BOCES Main Campus – 110 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088, 315-453-4408
Lockport
Lockport Community Education Ctr – 50 Main St, Lockport, NY 14094, 716-731-6800 ext. 3006
Long Island City
J. Elmezzi Adult Learning Ctr – 37-44 21st St, 2nd Fl, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-752-3723
LaGuardia Comm Coll – 29/10 Thomson Ave, C Bldg, Rm C400, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-482-5385
Queens Adult Learning Ctr – 27-35 Jackson Ave, 3rd Fl, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-638-2635 ext 4033
Malone
North Franklin Education Ctr – 23 Huskie Lane, Malone, NY 12953, 518-483-5230
Medina
Holy Trinity RC Church – 211 Eagle St, Medina, NY 14103, 716-731-6800 ext. 3006
Mexico
Oswego County BOCES Adult Ed Office – 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114, 315-963-4256
Middletown
Middletown High School – Gardner Ave Extension, Middletown, NY 10940, 845-326-1595
Mineville
Champlain Valley Educational Services – 3092  Plank Rd, Mineville, NY 12956, 518-942-6691
Mt. Morris
Genesee Valley BOCES – 27 Lackawanna Ave., Mt. Morris, NY 14510, 585-344-7720

New York City 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, Room 1524, 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
Maria Cruz Test Center – 205 E 122nd St, Ste 200, New York, NY 10035, 646- 395-0686
The City College of New York – 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, 212-650-6488
Newark
Finger Lakes Community College – 1100 Technology Pkwy, Newark, NY 14513, 585-785-1431
Newburgh
Best Resource Center Inc. – 49 Grand St, Newburgh, NY 12550, 845-562-2378
Niagara Falls
Community Education Center – 6040 Lindbergh Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, 716-286-0771/0781
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Ctr – 606 6th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, 716-731-6800 ext. 3006
Norwich
Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES – 6678 County 32, Norwich, NY 13815, 607-335-1245
Norwood
St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES Seaway Area Tech – 7227 US Rt 56, Norwood, NY 13668, 315-353-6693 x 400
Nyack
Rockland BOCES Adult Education – 131 N Midland Ave, Rm 31, Nyack, NY 10960, 845-574-4370
Olean
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Center at Olean – 1825 Windfall Road, Olean, NY 14760, 716-376-8214
Oneida
Madison Oneida BOCES – 1081 Northside Shopping Plaza, Oneida, NY 13421, 315-738-7300
Oneonta
Oneonta Adult Education – 130 Upper East Street, Oneonta, NY 13820, 607-433-3645 x 341
Plattsburgh
Champlain Valley Educational Services – 194 Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903, 518-561-0430 x 3088
Port Ewen
Ulster County BOCES – 319 Broadway, Route 9W, Port Ewen, NY 12466, 845-331-5050 ext. 2243
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess BOCES ALI  – One Civic Center Plaza, Ste 300, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-483-3640
Dutchess Comm Coll – 53 Pendell Rd, Bowne Hall, Rooms 122, 104, 107, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-483-3640 x 6108
Queensbury
Queensbury High School (WSWHE BOCES) – 409 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804, 518 581-3553
Riverhead
Suffolk County CC – Culinary Arts Ctr, 20 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-451-4926
Rochester
Monroe # 2 BOCES CWD Rochester Tech Park – 160 Wallace Way, Bldg 9, Rochester, NY 14624, 585-349-9100
Action for a Better Community – 400 West Ave, Rochester, NY 14611, 585-325-5116 ext. 3418
Monroe Community College – 321 State St, Rochester, NY 14608, 585-292-2290 option 3
North Greece HSE Testing Ctr (Arcadia Middle School) – 130 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester, NY 14612, 585-966-2721
Rochester Educational Opportunity Ctr, 161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604, 585-232-2730 ext. 235
Family Learning Ctr HSE Testing Office, 30 Hart St, Rochester, NY 14624, 585-324-9914
Rockaway Beach
Queens Library – Peninsula Adult Learning Ctr, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693, 718-945-7058
Rome
MO BOCES Rome ACCES Site – 266-268 W Dominick St, Rome, NY 13440, 315-738-7300
Saranac Lake
AEC BOCES – 711 NYS Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, 518-891-1330
Saratoga Springs
Maple Ave. Middle School – 515 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-581-3553
F. Donald Myers Education Ctr – 15 Henning Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-581-3553
Schenectady 
Mont Pleasant Middle School – 1121 Forest Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303, 518-370-8220
Washington Irving Ed. Ctr – Computer Lab, 422 Mumford St, Schenectady, NY 12307, 518-370-8350
Selden
Suffolk County CC – 533 College Rd, North Building, Selden, NY 11784, 631-451-4926
Spencerport
Monroe 2 BOCES CWD WeMoCo CTE – 3589 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559, 585-349-9100
Staten Island
College of Staten Island – 2800 Victory Blvd 1A-204, Staten Island, NY 10314, 718- 982-2182 (computer-based)
College of Staten Island – 130 Merrill Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, 718- 982-2182 (paper-based)
McKee High School – 290 St. Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY 10301, 718-638-2645 ext. 4033
New Dorp High School (NYCDOE) – 465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306, 718-638-2635 x 4033
Suffern
Rockland Comm Coll – 145 College Rd, Technology Bldg, Testing Ctr, Suffern, NY 10901, 845-574-4370
Syracuse
SUNY Syracuse EOC – 100 New St, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-472-0130 ext.103
Troy
Capital District Educational Opportunity Center – 431 River St, Troy, NY 12180, 518-273-1900 ext. 2272
Utica
Madison-Oneida BOCES – 508 Second St, Utica, NY 13501, 315-738-7300
Verona
Madison-Oneida BOCES Campus – 4937 Spring Rd, Verona, NY 13478, 315-738-7306
Watertown
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Technical Center – 20104 NYS Rte.3, Watertown, NY 13601, 315-779-7220
Yonkers
Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester – 26 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-606-7656
YCSD Yonkers Pathways to Success – 565 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-376-8600
Yorktown Heights
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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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.

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).

Online GED prep for TASC in NYS

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 or GED testing is not possible. Websites that state something different are fraudulent!

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