USING PASSING REGENTS EXAM SCORES TO SHORTEN YOUR GED EXAM
While you were in high school, did you take and pass any of the five Regents Exams offered in New York State? If you did, you may use a maximum of four of these passing Regents Exam scores to substitute for the same subject test on the GED. For many, this is good news because you can then focus your studies on just one or two areas. You are still taking the GED exam, but fewer subject tests!
The following table shows which Regents Examinations will be credited for the corresponding GED subject tests:
||HSE Subject Area Credit
|Any Mathematics Regents Examination
|Any English Language Arts Regents Examination
||GED Reading and Writing
|Any Social Studies Regents Examination
||GED Social Studies
|Any Science Regents Examination
If you wish to use Regents Exams passing scores in place of a GED subject test, you must complete an application called “Attachment R”. You send this application to the high school where you took the Regents exams. The high school provides the transcripts and passing scores to the NY State Education Department (NYSED). This process takes 6-8 weeks.
You will receive in the US mail the transcripts proving your passing scores. When you have these transcripts in hand, only then do you register for the GED exam (by creating an account on ged.com). Even if you passed all of your Regents Exams, you still need to take one GED subject test to obtain your HSE diploma; it is up to you which one to take.
The application and more information on the Regents Exam Path are available at the NYSED website.