Learn the Paths

In New York State there are four pathways to a high school equivalency diploma. (Click the links to find out more.)

  1. TASC test.  Pass the TASC test (formerly called the GED, now the TASC –  Test of Adult Skills Completion).
  2. Regents ExamsNew in 2018, you can use passing scores from Regents Exams that you took in high school to eliminate some parts of the TASC test.
  3. NEDP (National External Diploma Program).  Test into a program called the NEDP (National External Diploma Program) and complete a set of 10 projects that demonstrate your knowledge and skill.
  4. 24 Credit ProgramComplete 24 credits of high school-level course work while working towards your Associates Degree.

To move quickly along either of these paths, you would ideally start at a 9th grade level in reading and math; to assess your skills try the online exams located on this page – Ready for the Test?  You’ll also need some knowledge of how to use the Internet for research, and create a report using word processing or spreadsheet software.  Go to your local library to find out about their free computer classes and/or use the online tutorials available on this site at Computer Tips.

Do you have a diploma from another country?  See this information on how to have that diploma evaluated and accepted as equivalent to a US diploma for employment or college admissions.

Our guide on the pathways to a diploma and tips for preparing for the exam is available for download. We can also mail you a copy.  Email us your name and address at hse@wlsmail.org.

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