NYS GED® Testing
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Get started on your NYS GED® today! About half a million people will earn the GED this year, and you can be one of them, with the right preparation. You’ve already started by coming here, so take the next step. Get prepared, and get your GED.
You’re on Your Way to the New York GED.
Be aware, the GED exam cannot be taken online, but you can study online. In the state of New York, GED testing is handled by the New York State General Educational Development (GED) Testing Office of the New York State Education Department. GED testing in NYC falls under the New York State GED office as well. The New York GED exam can only be taken at a local official GED test center. Find New York GED test centers.
GED New York General Information
New York GED Testing Info
New York awards the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in New York.
There is no GED testing fee in New York. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in New York and can be taken at any of the New York Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary.
To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.
New York GED Practice Test
The best way to make sure you pass the New York GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While New York doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for New York.
New York GED Testing Eligibility
To take the NYS or NYC GED test, you must be at least 16 years old. You must live in New York State, and you must not be enrolled in a public or private high school, and must not already have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.
If you are 16 years old, you must be enrolled in an Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation program, or you must have applied to the U.S. Armed Forces, a college, or university.
If you are 17 or 18 years old, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- you have been withdrawn from school for one year; or,
- your high school class must have already graduated; or,
- you are enrolled in an Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Program; or,
- you have applied to the U.S. Armed Forces, a college, university, or other school that requires a GED credential; or,
- you have been a participant in a Job Corps program for at least six months; or,
- you are confined to a narcotics addiction control center, OCFC facility, jail, or DOCS facility, or are a patient in a New York hospital; or,
- you are an adjudicated youth under the direction of a prison, jail, detention center, parole, or probation officer; or,
- you have been home schooled; or,
- you are foreign born and do not meet any of the other criteria and have never attended a U.S. school.
Don’t take the New York GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.
New York GED: College Eligibility
More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.
New York GED Retesting
If you took the NYS GED test and did not pass, you can retest to improve your scores. You can take the English GED subject tests up to three times per year, and you can take French or Spanish GED subject tests up to twice per year. All candidates who do not pass the GED test must include a copy of their failure notice when applying to retest. Contact your local NYS GED centers for information and requirements. GED retesting in New York may be different at different GED locations. Before you test again, it’s a good idea to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared.
Think you’re ready to retest? Try a GED practice test.
New York GED Testing Accommodations
You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.
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New York GED Transcripts
If you took your GED test in New York State, you can get a copy of your New York GED transcripts or diploma from the New York Department of Education. Just print and fill out the New York Attachment H GED form. Follow the instructions on the form, and mail it in to the address on the form along with your fee. The cost is $10 for each duplicate New York GED transcript and diploma, or $4 for a NYS GED transcript only.
How Can I Get My
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The fastest way to get your GED certificate is to study online. Online GED test prep gives you the freedom to study at the best time for you and at your own pace. It eliminates all the stress and embarrassment of the classroom.
Does It Cost?
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How Hard Is
the GED Test?
The key to the GED test is preparation. We make the GED test easier than you think by helping you brush up on the right skills, in the right way. We’ve helped thousands earn a GED credential and go on to new careers and colleges.
GED NYS Testing Centers and Test Prep
To find local GED schools in New York, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in New York are listed below, as well as New York GED testing centers.
Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses
Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your New York GED.
GED Programs in New York
Locate New York GED preparation programs by county, including NYS and the NYC counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond. Call programs near you for information about GED prep and GED classes in your area.
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