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October 20, 2021
Adult Life, Special Education, Transition Planning

Replacing the GED, young adults may take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

TASC Eligibility:

  • Not be currently enrolled in high school
  • Not have graduated from high school
  • Be at least 16 years old 

To be eligible, test takers who are 16 must complete the school year and be enrolled in a High School Equivalency prep program.

To Apply:

  • Visit the New York TASC testing website to create an account. 
  • Select a Test Center and a testing date.
  • Download and complete the application, available here.
  • Be sure to sign the application using blue ink as noted on the application.
  • Mail the completed application to the same Test Center selected as the testing site.
  • A new application will need to be completed each time a person seeks to take the exam.

If seeking TASC testing with accommodations, applicants must self register through the DRC. Visit the Accommodations for Disabilities on the New York TASC test site for general information, directions, and application forms. 

Community Organizations and the New York State Department of Education (DOE) provide TASC prep programs for free. For questions about the TASC exam, email or contact the HSE call center by phone at (518) 474-5906. 

For more information about requesting accommodations, see INCLUDEnyc’s Obtaining Accommodations on TASC Exam tip sheet.