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New York Offers the TASC Test

After December 31, 2013, New York stopped offering the GED® Test and selected a new high school equivalency test called the TASC Test. You still cannot take the test online, but you can prepare for it online - anytime, anywhere and on any device!  


Study Online for Your TASC Test in New York

Studying online with The College of Essential Education speeds up preparation for the TASC test in three ways: 

  1. Flexibility: It fits into your schedule and lifestyle  
  2. Control: It lets you study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates. 
  3. Speed: It allows you to learn faster and retain more because it customizes the study to exactly what you need to know.

Your $15 enrollment in The College of Essential Education not only gets you TASC Academy but also gets you five additional courses that help with improving your computer skills, finding and keeping your dream job, and managing your finances. Let’s get started

New York State TASC Test Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have lived in New York for 30 days.
  • You are eligible for TASC test if you did not graduate from high school or if your diploma is not be recognized by New York State and must not be currently enrolled in a regular high school.
  • All test takers must fill out a New York TASC test application.
  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are under 19 years of age, you must meet additional requirements.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Passing Score: 500 (minimum) for each subject; minimum of 2 out of 8 on the Language Arts, Writing Essay. Your passing GED scores from 2002-2013 can be grandfathered into the new test.
  • Accommodations: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your TASC Accommodations Request Form on TASC Test website.

After you pass the TASC test, the New York State Education Department will award you with the New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

How You Know You’re Ready 

Before taking either the TASC test, you’ll want to take our free practice test so you know which areas you need to focus on in order to pass.

Enroll in an easy and affordable study program like The College of Essential Education. It’s designed to help you prepare quickly by showing you those exact areas you need to master. 

Once you’re ready, be sure to find an official TASC testing center so so you know exactly where to go. 



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