HOW TO APPLY
Any New York State resident who is 19 or older* and does not have a high school diploma may apply to take the GED exam. You must be a resident of New York State for a minimum of 30 days.
GED exams are scheduled at GED.com You must create an account, submit the information required and select your test dates.
For more information visit:
What is the HSE Exam? | Adult Career and Continuing Education Services | NYS Education Department
*17 – 18-year-olds must complete forms found on GED.com upon scheduling a test.
LaGuardia Community College offers classes that prepare you to earn your high school equivalency diploma. Courses range in levels from basic academic skills to more advanced high school equivalency preparation. You will develop your knowledge and skills in math, reading, writing, social studies and science to help you pass the exam.
New York State Education Department : www.acces.nysed.gov
The GED includes 4 sections:
- Language Arts (Reading/Writing): 150 minutes (45 minutes for essay)
- Social Studies: 70 minutes
- Science: 90 minutes
- Mathematics: 115 minutes divided into 2 sections
Visit Free GED Sample Test Online for Adults | GED® for some practice questions.
- Passing scores from previous GED or TASC exams will count towards earning a high school equivalency diploma.
- When retaking the test, you take only those subject areas that you failed.
- Transcripts can be requested from the NYSED Department.