- The TASC will no longer be available anywhere in New York starting January 1, 2022.
- Starting January 1, the GED® will be the High School Equivalency test.
- The testing schedule for 2022 has not yet been determined, as we’re waiting on guidance from the NY State Education Department.
- We will post updates here as they become available. Please check back for more information.
- How do I sign up to take the GED? To schedule a test, create an account on ged.com
- Am I eligible to take the GED? New York residents must be at least 19 years of age to take a GED test. If you are 16, 17, or 18 you must get approval to test. Please complete the HSE Age Eligibility form with help from the institution official, who needs to verify the information, and mail the completed form to the NYSED office for approval. The approval process may take up to one week, after the form is received. Please allow two full weeks for the mail to reach NYSED HSE Office. Once approved, you will be able to schedule your GED test from this account.
- How can I find out my scores on the GED? Scores and other information regarding your test can be found by logging in to ged.com
- What if I’m not ready to take the test? Can you help me prepare? Yes! CWD offers FREE HSE preparation classes and home-learning options for adults 21 and over. Find out more information on our HSE literacy page
- Can I have help filling out my GED application? Of course! Call us today for assistance: 585-349-9100
- I have an IEP or 504 and testing accommodations. Do these apply for taking GED? They might. Test-takers can apply for testing accommodations directly through their GED.com account. Accommodations previously approved through the TASC do not transfer.
- I’m nervous about taking a computer-based test (CBT). Can I practice first? Yes! Opportunity for practice is available through your GED.com account.
- What is the difference between HSE, GED, and TASC? HSE stands for High School Equivalency diploma - it's the diploma you work towards if you didn't graduate high school. Both the GED and TASC are EXAMS that provide evidence needed to earn a NYS HSE diploma.
- The GED was used by New York State to assess performance for HSE credit from 2003 – 2013.
- Beginning in 2014, TASC – Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ had been used
- Starting in January 2022, NYS went back to the GED.
An applicant who passed some GED or TASC tests can use those credits towards their HSE diploma, even if they are from out of state. You can request your HSE transcript to verify your previous GED and TASC scores. To request your transcript, fill out the Attachment H
and mail it to the address at the top of the form, along with a money order for $4.
- I’ve passed Regents exams. Do those count toward my HSE diploma? Yes, the NYS Board of Regents approved regulatory changes to provide an additional pathway to earn a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma by allowing individuals to use passing scores on certain Regents exams in place of the corresponding subtests. You will need to complete Application R. Here’s more info about the approved regulation: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/fourth-pathway-hse-diploma
- Is help available to prepare me for the math sub-test? Yes! CWD offers a Distance Learning program and a stand alone workshop. Click here to learn more about both options.
Contact CWD at 585-349-9100 for more information.
- How can I check the status of my diploma or get a copy of my transcript? Contact the New York State Education Department HSE Office: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/contact-us
- Where can I get a copy of my diploma or transcript? Contact the New York State Education Department HSE Office: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/duplicate-diplomas-andor-transcripts