New York State has replaced the GED® test with the cheaper TASC exam to measure the high school equivalent level of its residents’ knowledge and skills, and 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 examination 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 new 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 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

The state of New York has introduced a new High School Equivalency exam: the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), to replace the GED exam. The new 2014 GED exam has become too expensive for New York (the state still offers the test for free), and is only available entirely computer-based.

  • 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 examination will take a little over 81/2 hours and is including a writing part, and TASC testing results are available in around 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) on their essay.

Free Practice Test

The MyCareerTools 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 test confidently. If you want to take a look at free practice tests, go to https://mycareertools.com/ged-practice-tests/ Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the online portal MyGED.

GED (TASC) Prep Classes in and around (click on your nearest city):

Albany
Binghamton
Brooklyn
Buffalo
Hempstead
Ithaca
Long Island
Manhattan
Middletown
New York City
Plattsburgh
Poughkeepsie
Queens
Rochester
Saratoga Springs
Schenectady
Staten Island
Syracuse
The Bronx
Utica
Watertown
White Plains
Yonkers

New York GED (TASC) testing centers 

Albany
Phillip Livingston Middle School – 315 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12210, 518-462-7292
Angola
Career Education Center – 8685 Erie Rd, Angola, NY 14006, 716-549-4454
Ashville
Hewes Educational Center – 2615 N Maple Ave, Ashville, NY 14710, 716-763-1801
Auburn
BOCES Regional Education Center – 1879 W Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021, 315-253-4599
Auburn
High School – 250 Lake Ave, Auburn, NY 13021, 315-253-4899
Batavia
BOCES Center – 8250 State St, Batavia, NY 14020, 585-344-7720
Bath
CSD Haverling High School – 25 Ellas Ave, Bath, NY 14810, 607-739-8170
Bellport
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Brookhaven – 350 Martha Ave, Bellport, NY 11713, 631-286-6548
Belmont
BOCES Center at Belmont – 5536 Co Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813, 716-376-8214
Brentwood
Suffolk County Comm College – Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717, 631-451 4892
Bronx
SUNY EOC of the Bronx Bathgate Industrial Park – 1666 Bathgate Ave, Bronx, NY 10457, 718-530-7037
Adult Learning Center – 3450 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465, 718-863-4057
Morris Senior Center – 80 E 181st St, Bronx, NY 10453, 718-508-3219
Highbridge Community Life Ctr – 1438 Ogden Ave, Bronx, NY 10452, 646-393-9533
Baychester Youth Council – 1220 E 229th St, Bronx, NY 10466, 718-325-9484
Mitchell Community Center – 210 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, 718-665-5250
Lehman Coll.Cont.&Prof. Studies, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W/CA 128, Bronx, NY 10468, 718-960-8865
Northside Annex – 3512 Dekalb Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, 718-652-0282
Regional High School Hub – 1010 Rev. James A. Polite Ave, Rm 436, Bronx, NY 10459, 718-638-2635 x 4030
Brooklyn
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
Buffalo
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
Cheektowaga
Maryvale UFSD – 777 Maryvale Dr, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, 716-635-4666
Cortland
BOCES Centers for New Careers – 250 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045, 607-758-1111
Dunkirk
BOCES Boorady Ad Learning Center – 324 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-366-3631
High School – 620 Marauder Dr, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 716-366-9325
Ellicottville
BOCES Center at Ellicottville – 5550 Rte 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731, 716-376-8214
Elmira
GST BOCES Bush Campus – 459 Philo Rd, Building 1, Elmira, NY 14903, 607-739-8170
Endicott
BOCES Endicott Learning Center – 23 Jackson Ave, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-763-3638
Fairport
Monroe 1 BOCES Ad Education Dept. – 41 O’Connor Rad, Fairport, NY 14450, 585-387-3865
Farmingdale
SUNY Farmingdale Long Island EOC – 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, 631-420-2280
Flushing
High School – 35-01 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354, 718-557-2585
Fulton
Oswego County BOCES – 806 W Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069 , 315-963-4256
Garden City 
Nassau Comm. College – 1 Education Dr, Garden City, NY 11530, 516-572-7667
Geneva
High School – 101 Carter Road, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-0400
Great Neck
UFSD Adult Learning Center – 105 Clover Dr, Great Neck, NY 11021, 516-773-1720
Herkimer
County Community College – Lou Amber Dr, Herkimer, NY 13350, 315-738-7306
Hudson
Columbia-Greene Ed. Ctr – 131 Union Turnpike, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-4157
Ithaca
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES – 555 Warren Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-257-1555 x282
Jamaica
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
Jamestown
GED Test Center – 200 E. 4th St, Jamestown, NY 14701, 716-366-9325
Johnson City
Johnson City Learning Center – 500 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790, 607-644-5822>
Johnstown
Montgomery BOCES Adult Services – 2755 ST Hwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, 518-736-4340
Kingston
High School – 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, 845-943-3012
Liberty
Sullivan BOCES Rubin Pollack Ed. Ctr. – 19 Ferndale Loomis Rd, Liberty, NY 12754, 845-791-4070
Liverpool
OCM BOCES Career Training Ctr – 4500 Crown Road, Liverpool, NY 13090, 315-453-4672
Lockport
High School – 250 Lincoln Ave, Lockport, NY 14094, 716-478-4645
Long Beach 
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
Malone
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
Medina
St Mary’s Parish Ctr. – 211 Eagle St, Medina, NY 14103, 800-836-7510 x 3005
Mexico
Oswego County BOCES Adult Ed Office – 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114, 315-963-4263
Middletown

Middletown High School – Gardner Ave Ext, Middletown, NY 10940, 845-326-1595
Mineville

Champlain Valley Ed Services – Plank Rd, PO Box B, Mineville, NY 12956, 518-942-6691
Mt. Morris

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
Newark
Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Career Resource Ctr – 121 Drumlin Ct, Newark, NY 14513, 315-781-0400
Newburgh
Best Resource Center Inc. – 49 Grand St, Newburgh, NY 12550, 845-562-2378
Niagara Falls
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
Norwich 
High School – Midland Drive, Norwich, NY 13815, 607-334-1600
DCMO BOCES – 6678 County 32, Norwich, NY 13815, 607-334-1600
Norwood
St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES Seaway Area Tech – 7227 US Rt 56, Norwood, NY 13668, 315-353-6693 x 400
Olean
BOCES Center at Olean – 1825 Windfall Road, Olean, NY 14760, 716-376-8214
Oneonta
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
Orchard Park
Erie Comm College – 4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127, 716-549-4454
Plattsburgh
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
Poughkeepsie 
Dutchess Comm College – 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-483-3640 x 129
Riverhead 
Suffolk County CC – 21 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901, ad, NY 11901, 631-451-4114
Rochester
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
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
WSWHE BOCES Ad Education – 27 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-746-3553
Schenectady 
Mont Pleasant Middle School – 1121 Forest Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303, 518-370-8220
Selden
Suffolk County CC – 533 College Rd, North Building, Selden, NY 11784, 631-451-4114
Staten Island 
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)
Syracuse
SUNY Syracuse EOC – 100 New St, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-472-0130
Thiells
North Rockland High School – 106 Hammond Rd, Thiells, NY 10984, 845-942-3506 (No longer available)
Utica 
T.R. Proctor High School – Hilton Ave & Eagle Stt, Utica, NY 13501, 315-738-7306
Verona
Madison Oneida BOCES Campus – 4937 Spring Rd, Verona, NY 13478, 315-738-7306
Watertown
BOCES Technical Center – 20104 NYS Rte.3, Watertown, NY 13601, 315-779-7200
Westbury
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
Williamsville 
Erie Community College – 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, 716-874-8411
Yonkers 
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
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

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. You can find our online video lessons here: https://mycareertools.com/ged-online-prep/

GED (TASC) – what is new

In January 2014 New York proudly introduced the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) that replaced the completely rebuilt and now only in computer-format offered GED examination. 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 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.

Going into the big wide world and landing yourself a good job can seem a little nerve-wracking but as long as you are prepared, you should ace it. No matter what age you are and what kind of job you are going for, being ready for that all important interview is vital. There is a professor of Professional Development at Illinois Computer Systems Institute who is also an expert at job searching and successfully getting the job that you desire.

Jobs with a TASC-GED

It’s very important first of all that you know where to start your search, you should probably avoid CraigsList and go for places where you actually going to find professional and legitimate jobs. Facebook, Linkedin, Career Services and company websites are great places to try. You do need to make sure that your CV is current and attractive to possible employers, this is something in particular that our expert insists upon. Make sure that everything on your CV is true from your qualifications to your previous employment.

You need to SELL yourself as best as you can, so always keep that in the forefront of your mind. If you are a little older, you should never go back more than 10 years on your resume with regards to employment and things that you do in your spare time. You will be much more likely to get the role you are going for if you seem current and with the times.

Job interview tips

How you dress for your job interview can create a bad or good first impression, so make sure that you do it right. It is strongly suggested to follow a certain type of dress code, you are going into a professional environment, not a party. You should wear a suit that is rather plainly colored, pressed and one that fits you well.

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? You can be guaranteed that they are, our experts are people who are amazing at what they do and have a great track record in helping to get people jobs.

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