As of January 1, 2014, the GED test is no longer offered in New York State. It has been replaced with the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam which will continue to lead students to a High School Equivalency Diploma. The Department of Education will continue to offer free courses to help you prepare for the exam. To find out more about changes to the test and how to enroll contact:
The Referral Center for High School Alternatives (for students ages 17-21 who are still eligible to attend high school.)
The Office of Adult and Continuing Education (for students 21 or older who are no longer eligible to attend high school.)
You may also call (718) 557-2525 for general referral to the offices listed above.*Note- If you previously passed the GED® and earned your high school equivalency diploma this change does not affect your diploma is any way.
The High School Equivalency Diploma is an option for a student who does not have enough time to earn the credits required for a High School Diploma before the end of the school year in which he/she turns 21 years old. High School Equivalency students graduate when they pass the TASC exam. To learn more about the new exam, please visit the New York State Education website.From now on, GED Plus will be called Pathways to Graduation (P2G) and will remain a preparation program for 17-21 year old students while continuously increasing rigor and preparing students for various college and career pathways. P2G helps students earn their Equivalency exam and prepares them for college and career options, offering academic and social supports to help students. P2G is offered at no cost and there is no minimum literacy requirement. Learn more about Pathways to Graduation.
How to Enroll
Students 18-21 years old can choose to participate in a full-time or part-time program. Students who are 17 years old may only enroll with parent or guardian permission, though final determinations are considered on a case-by-case basis. To enroll, students 17-21 can contact a Referral Center for High School Alternatives. Students interested in enrolling in a Equivalency Preparation program who are age 21 and no longer eligible for high school enrollment, and students who are older than 21, should contact the Office of Adult and Continuing Education.