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  • CUNY Prep for GED Services for children under the age of 18

Effective January 2022, New York State selected the General Educational Development (GED) Test to replace the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Test as the primary pathway to a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma for students who left high school without graduating. 

You can get information about:

  • Applications
  • Test results
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Disability options
  • Diploma verification
  • Duplicate diplomas
  • Testing schedules
  • Status of mailed documents

Online

Get information about the GED Test.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Education Department
  • Division: HIC Testing Office
  • Phone Number: (518) 474-5906
  • Business Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. You can also send an email to hse@nysed.gov.

Training programs for adults and out-of-school youth are offered by community-based organizations throughout the City. Instruction is provided to adults and to out-of-school youth who have limited reading, writing, mathematics, or English skills.

Programs include basic education, preparation for GED, and English for speakers of other languages.

Online

Get information about literacy and GED programs.

Find an adolescent literacy program.

Find a GED or adult literacy class.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Literacy and GED programs are offered by community-based organizations throughout New York City. Instruction is provided to adults and out-of-school youth who have limited reading, writing, mathematics or English skills.

Programs include basic education, preparation for GED and English for speakers of other languages.

Locations for these local programs and the languages spoken are available online.

Learn about literacy and GED programs.

  • Agency: Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Division: Community Connect
  • Phone Number: (800) 246-4646
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Community Connect is experiencing technical difficulties. If the call fails to connect you can call again later or send an email to communityconnect@dycd.nyc.gov.

The Young Adult Literacy Program provides youths and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 with pre-GED instruction and support services tailored to their interests, needs, and age level.

This program is available at community-based organizations and local public libraries throughout New York City.

Online

Find an adolescent literacy program.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Division: Community Connect
  • Phone Number: (800) 246-4646
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Community Connect is experiencing technical difficulties. If the call fails to connect you can call again later or send an email to communityconnect@dycd.nyc.gov.

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