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Four pathways to a diploma; which will you choose?

  1. Pass the GED test (formerly the TASC) – Everything you need to know.
  2. Use passing scores from Regents Exams – Use passing scores to eliminate some parts of the GED test.
  3. National External Diploma Program – Test into a program where you can complete a set of 10 projects that demonstrate your knowledge and skill.
  4. 24 Credit Programs – Complete 24 credits of high school-level course work while working towards your Associate’s Degree.

If you have a high school diploma or certificate from a country other than the United States…

Colleges will accept high school diplomas or certificates from foreign countries if they are equivalent to U.S. high school diplomas. A college Admissions Office can determine if the diploma is acceptable or not.

Employers or training programs many not be familiar with foreign high school diplomas, so it is recommended that foreign diplomas be evaluated by an official evaluation service. Here’s a list of foreign credential evaluation services.

If you have a college transcript from a country other than the United States…

Most colleges require that foreign college transcripts be evaluated by one of the agencies listed here. Please contact the Admissions Office of the college you are applying to for more information.  If you are applying to Westchester Community College, call the Transfer Credit Evaluator at 914-606-6756, or the international students counselor, Ann Marie Verini at 914-606-8567.

The evaluation service will charge anywhere from $85 to $150 to evaluate a foreign diploma. Once the diploma or transcript has been translated and evaluated it should be acceptable at other institutions or colleges in the United States.

Assess your current skills

Our HSE Connect! program can connect you to the best tools to assess your skills and move forward.  Just send us an email with your contact information and we’ll connect to help you move ahead!

Click on the image to the right to see our booklet on pathways to a diploma and the different parts of the TASC exam.  There is an update in the works since the TASC exam will has been replaced with the GED. The information in this booklet is still applicable when it comes to the types of knowledge you will need to understand for the test.  Call us for more details!

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GED Academy from EssentialEd

A fully online study program that starts you at the right level and efficiently moves you forward. To enroll, contact our HSE Connect! program.

Read Better

The library can help you build your reading skills with FREE volunteer adult tutors.

Learning Upgrade

  • Ideal for building reading, math, and computer/internet skills. Use the placement test option to get to know the program and then go ahead and gather your medals – bronze, silver, and gold.  Connect with us for a password.

Use for FREE study help

  • Live tutoring, homework help, and job search help
  • Practice tests and quizzes
  • Study guides

Other recommended resources from the web

  • Khan Academy video courses in math, reading & language arts, social studies, science).  Make an account!
  • TV411 offers videos that cover reading, writing, math and science skills; focuses on real life situations.
  • Math Is Fun.
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Go to College

After you pass the test, consider going to college. You can use our online resources for help and guidance.

Explore career options

Review our Job Search Toolkit and the resources for assessing careers and finding your next job.

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