GED New York State- FAQ

How to get a GED in New York State?

New York State uses the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) for high school equivalency (HSE) testing purposes. A few years back, New York switched from the entirely computer-based GED® to the more affordable TASC which is offered both in paper-based and computerized formats. The TASC exam includes five subtests in Language Arts Writing, Math, Science, Language Arts Reading, and Social Studies.

What are the New York GED testing requirements?

In New York, test-takers must be no younger than 16 years old. For applicants 17, 18, and 19 years of age, strict additional requirements apply that vary by age but, in general, underage TASC test-takers must hold written permission from a parent or guardian and be officially withdrawn from their high school.

The New York TASC exam is open only to state residents (applicants must have lived in New York State for at least 30 days) which is understandable as the state pays for TASC testing.

Who qualifies for the New York State GED test?

The TASC exam is, just like the GED, is developed to support adults who don’t have a high school diploma. It gives them another opportunity to get hold of an educational degree which is equivalent to a regular HS diploma. The New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) credential is accepted as such by educational institutions, employers, and government agencies.

Where are New York GED online practice tests?

The TASC is, like the GED, a rigorous exam and to be able to take the five subtests effectively, taking lots of practice tests helps substantially. There are students who are better off when they attend traditional TASC/GED prep classes where they will get plenty of practice tests, and other students prefer to learn from TASC preparatory books from the local library.

An increasing number of TASC students, however, take online GED practice tests to get all set for the TASC or GED exam. Online learning is highly effective and popular as it gives students the opportunity to study for wherever they want and at times that fit their schedules.

What is the New York GED testing fee?

The New York State TASC exam is free for state residents. As one of just a handful states, New York offers the test at no charge and most of the prep locations in the state offer free prep courses as well.

Where are New York State Online GED classes?

Nowadays, TASC and GED test-takers have multiple ways to get optimally ready for the High School Equivalency Test. Some learn best if they use study books from their local library, others prefer to go to a traditional TASC/GED prep class in their area where they can work under the supervision of an instructor, but more and more TASC/GED students follow an online GED prep course to get all set fast.

Be aware, though, that online studying requires self-discipline and is only for students who understand what it takes to study independently. But still, online learning offers so much flexibility and students in remote New York areas, for example, can definitely benefit from online study programs.

Is there a New York online GED test?

No, online TASC or GED testing is not available. If you want to earn your New York State HSE (high school equivalency) diploma, you will have to appear personally at one of New York’s official TASC testing sites.