• GED® Exam

    The GED® Test is the new High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam in New York State. The TASC Test™ was discontinued on December 31, 2021. Scores from passing TASC subtests (2014-2021) and passing GED subject tests (2002-2013) can be used toward meeting the requirements for an HSE diploma. GED had previously served as the NYS HSE exam from the 1940’s through 2013.


    Any New York State resident, 19 years of age or older, and without a high school diploma or HSE diploma can take the HSE exam. For the rules about eligibility to take the HSE test for people under 19 years of age, please contact the TST BOCES Adult Education office.


    The GED® test is made up of 4 subjects, broken into separate exams. You don’t have to take all 4 tests at once - you can space them out however it suits you and go at your own pace. Here is an overview of what is on the GED, by subject area.

    GED® Test Scores

    Passing scores from previous TASC and GED® tests will count toward passing the GED® exam.

Exam Dates

  • You must register for and schedule the GED® exam through www.GED.com

    Call 607-257-1561 or email slatorre@tstboces.org for more info.

    "State Education Department Selects Contractor for the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that it has contracted with GED Testing Service (GEDTS) for the provision of the GED® Test, which will serve as the NYS High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, beginning January 1, 2022. The GED® Test is a well-recognized test of the academic knowledge and skills needed for college and career readiness as defined by NYSED standards for adult education. The GED is currently used in over 40 states and had served as the NYSED HSE exam from the 1940s – 2013, when the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC Test™) was adopted. The Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is discontinuing the TASC Test ™ effective December 31, 2021.

    All NYSED official passing subtest scores from the TASC Test™, 2014-2021, and prior GED scores, from 2002, will continue to be applicable toward current High School Equivalency subtest requirements."