Everything you need to take your next steps is detailed in our high school equivalency guide OPEN DOORS. Click the image at left to open/download a copy. Want one mailed to you? Send us your name and address using our ASK US form.
Some key points are below! Scroll down for quick links to register for the GED, find your past scores, and more!
There is no cost to take the GED in NY.
The GED is made up of four subjects, divided into separate tests. The tests are: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Science.
The four tests will take around 7.5 hours to complete and includes writing an essay. You may, however, take the four subtests separately. There’s no need to deal with the entire GED battery of tests all at once. For details on the timing and content of the subject tests, see the GED Subject Tests section of our Open Doors publication.
Note that the test is typically given on a computer. Need to brush up on your skills? See our Digital Learning page or contact us for guidance on local classes and other programs.
It is possible to apply for special testing accommodations, such as extended time, private testing, or frequent breaks. These are available to those who have a specific physical, psychological or learning disability. Learn more here.