GED New York: How To Get Your GED In New York?

If you want to attain a high school equivalency certificate in New York, you need to pass the four subject tests of the GED examination. In this article, you will find almost everything that you need to know about the GED New York test. 

 

1. GED New York Scoring 

 

The GED (General Education Development) includes four individual subject tests which are scored on a range from 100 to 200 points. 

 

Like the GED test in other states, the passing score on each GED New York subtest is 145 points. Therefore, with four subject tests, you need to obtain a minimum score of 580. 

The GED exam is designed to measure readiness for college and/or workforce as directed by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is a set of standards which indicates what students must be taught at what grade level.

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Students who pass the GED New York test will receive a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma. 

 

Candidates can also access the online GED testing. The GED used to be only taken at a GED testing location, but that has changed with the arrival of the Online Proctored (O.P.) test. Nevertheless, three states including New York, Vermont and South Carolina have not offered the online GED test yet. 

 

2. GED Testing Centers in New York

 

City

Testing Center

Address 

Phone 

Albany

Albany Career & Technical Education

1015 Watervliet Shaker Rd

Albany, NY 12205

(518) 862.4791

Capital Region BOCES

900 Watervliet Shaker Rd

Albany, NY 12205

(518) 862.4791

Capital Region BOCES South

720 Warren St

Albany. NY 12208

(518) 862.4791

Angola

Erie 2 BOCES Education Center

8685 Erie Rd Angola, NY 14006

(716) 549.4454 x 4157

Ashville

Hewes Educational Center

2615 N Maple Ave Ashville, NY 14710

(716) 805.3138

Auburn

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

1879 W Genesee St Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 253.0361

Batavia

Genesee Valley BOCES

8250 State St  Batavia, NY 14020

(585) 749.8959

Belmont

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie BOCES

5536 County Rte 48 

Belmont, NY 14813

(716) 376.8214

Brentwood

Suffolk County Comm. Coll

Crooked Hill Rd  Brentwood, NY 11717

(631) 451.4470

Bronx

Long Island EOC

1090-A Suffolk Ave Brentwood, NY 11788

(631) 420.2087

Adult Learning Center

3450 E Tremont Ave

Bronx, NY 10465

(718) 863.2635 x 4033

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd

Bronx, NY 10468

(718) 960.8512

Northside Annex MMCC

3512 DeKalb Ave  Bronx, NY 10467

(917) 416.7353

Bronx Comm. Coll.

2155 University Ave

Bronx, NY 10453

(718) 289.5547

Mitchell Community Ctr

210 Alexander Ave Bronx, NY 10454

(718) 665.5250 x 258

Brooklyn

Brooklyn EOC

111 Livingston St (Rm 104) 

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 802.3354

Brooklyn Library Eastern Pkwy

1044 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11213

(718) 622.4460

Brooklyn Adult Ed. Ctr

475 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216

(718) 638.2635 x 4033

Brooklyn Library (Pacific Literacy Off.)

25 4th Ave (2nd Fl) Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 622.4460

Medgar Evers Coll

1150 Carroll St – Ste C-311 

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 270.4835

Brooklyn Library Flatbush

22 Linden Blvd Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 622.4460

Red Hook Library

7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY 11231

(718) 622.4460

Turning Point Ed. Ctr

423 39th St  Brooklyn, NY 11232

(718) 360.8180

Prospect Plaza Comm Ctr

1835 Sterling Pl  Brooklyn, NY 11233

(718) 643.9039

Brooklyn Library (Bedford Ed. Center)

496 Franklin Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 622.4460

Buffalo

University at Buffalo EOC

555 Ellicott St (Rm 404-F) – Buffalo – NY 14203

(716) 645.1990

Buffalo Literacy Center

160 Edward St  Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 888-7088 x 104

Canandaigua

Finger Lakes Comm. Coll.

3325 Marvin Sands Dr

Canandaigua, NY 14424

(585) 785.1418

Canton

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

40 W Main St  Canton, NY 13617

(315) 379.7963

Cortland

OCM BOCES Center for New Careers

250 Port Watson St Cortland, NY 13045

(315) 453.4408

Dunkirk

Dunkirk Community Adult Ed. Center

21 Et Second St  Dunkirk, NY 14048

(716) 549.4454

Dunkirk High School

620 Marauder Dr  Dunkirk, NY 14048

(716) 805.3138

Jamestown Comm. Coll

1087 Bennett Rd Dunkirk, NY 14048

(716) 805.3163

Ellenville

Ulster County BOCES

104 Center St  Ellenville, NY 12428

(845) 331.5050 x 2821

Ellicottville

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Ctr

5550 Rt 242 E  Ellicottville, NY 14731

(716) 376.8214

Elmira

GST BOCES

303 N Main St  Elmira, NY 14901

(607) 739.7684 x 1167

Herkimer

Herkimer Comm. College

100 Reservoir Rd  Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 866.0300

Hudson Falls

Hudson Falls High

4380 E LaBarge St Hudson Falls, NY 12839

(518) 581.3553

Southern Adirondack Ed. Ctr (WSWHE BOCES)

1051 Dix Ave Hudson Falls, NY 12839

(518) 746.3553

Goshen

John Flannery High (Orange Ulster BOCES)

53 Gibson Rd  Goshen, NY 10924

(845) 291.0200 x 10261

Haverstraw

Rockland Comm. Coll.-Haverstraw Ext

37 W Broad St  Haverstraw, NY 10927

(845) 574.4163

Geneva

Finger Lakes Comm. Coll

63 Pulteney St  Geneva, NY 14456

(585) 785.1431

Glens Falls

Glens Falls High/Glens Falls Middle School

10/20 Quade St  Glens Falls, NY 12801

(518) 581.3553

Fulton

Oswego County BOCES at Cayuga Comm. Coll

11 River Glen Dr Fulton, NY 13069

(315) 963.4440

Garden City

Nassau Comm. College

1 Education Dr (356 East Rd)  Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 572.7667

Elmira

GST BOCES

303 N Main St  Elmira, NY 14901

(607) 739.7684 x 1167

Flushing

Queens Library (Flushing ALC)

41-17 Main St  Flushing, NY 11355

(718) 661.1241

Fairport

Monroe #1 BOCES

41 O’Connor Rd Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 383.2250

Lockport

Lockport Community Ed. Ctr

50 Main St  Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 731.6800 x 3006

Long Island City

J Elmezzi Adult Ed. Ctr

37-44 21st St 

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 752.3723

Liberty

Sullivan County BOCES

52 Ferndale Loomis Rd 

Liberty, NY 12754

(845) 295.4915

Liverpool

OCM BOCES Main Campus

110 Elwood Davis Rd

Liverpool, NY 13088

(315) 453.4408

Johnstown

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES

2755 State Hwy 67 Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736.4340

Kenmore

Ken-Ton/ECC North

155 Delaware Rd  Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 874.8403 x 32232

Johnson City

Johnson City Learning Center

500 Main St  Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 763.3692

Jamaica

Queens Library

89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 990.5152

Rochdale Adult Ed. Ctr

169-09 137th Ave Jamaica, NY 11434

(718) 723.7662

Queens EOC

158-29 Archer Ave

Jamaica, NY 11433

(718) 725.3300 x 3344

Jamestown

Jamestown Comm. Coll

525 Falconer St  Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 549.4454

Jamestown Technical Academy

200 E 4th St  Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 805.3138

Ithaca

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

555 Warren Rd  Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 257.1561

Newburgh

Best Resource Center Inc

49 Grand St Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 562.2378

Newark

Finger Lakes Comm. Coll

1100 Technology Pkwy 

Newark, NY 14513

(585) 785.1431

Niagara Falls

Community Education Center

6040 Lindbergh Ave

Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Ph: (716) 286.0781

Niagara Falls Workforce Training Ctr

606 6th St

Niagara Falls, NY 14301

(716) 731.6800 x 3006

Mineville

Champlain Valley Ed. Services

3092  Plank Rd  Mineville, NY 12956

(518) 942.6691 x 121

Mt. Morris

Genesee Valley BOCES

27 Lackawanna Ave Mt. Morris, NY 14510

(585) 344.7720

Middletown

Middletown High School

Gardner Ave Extension  Middletown, NY 10940

(845) 326.1595

New York City Manhattan

High School Equivalency Test Ctr

205 E 122nd St 

Ste 200 

New York, NY 10035

(646) 395.0686

Mid-Manhattan Adult Ed. Ctr

212 W 120th St  New York, NY 10027

(718) 638.2635 x 4030

Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Comm

127 W 127th St  New York, NY 10027

(212) 996.3949

SUNY Manhattan EOC

163 W 125th St – Rm 1505 

New York, NY 10027

(212) 961.6047

City College of New York

160 Convent Ave  New York, NY 10031

(212) 650.6488

Mexico

Oswego County BOCES

179 County Route 64 – Mexico – NY 13114

(315) 963-4440

Malone

Franklin Essex Hamilton BOCES

23 Huskie Ln – Malone – NY 12953

(518) 483.5230

Medina

Holy Trinity Church

211 Eagle St – Medina – NY 14103

(716) 731.4176 x 3003

Queensbury

Queensbury High School (WSWHE BOCES)

409 Aviation Rd – Queensbury – NY 12804

(518) 581.3553

Riverhead

Suffolk County Comm. Coll

20 E Main St – Riverhead – NY 11901

(631) 451.4470

HB Ward Technical Ctr (E. Suffolk BOCES)

974 N Griffing Ave – Riverhead – NY 11901

(631) 208-2038

Plattsburgh

Champlain Valley Ed. Services

194 US Oval  Plattsburgh, NY 12903

(518) 561.0430 x 3079

Port Ewen

Ulster County BOCES

319 Broadway  Route 9W 

Port Ewen, NY 12466

(845) 331.5050 x 2821

Poughkeepsie

Dutchess BOCES Comm. Coll

1 Civic Center Plaza – Ste 300  Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

(845) 483.3640 x 6127

Olean

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES

1825 Windfall Rd  Olean, NY 14760

(716) 376.8214

Orchard Park

Erie Comm. Coll.-South (Bldg 5)

4041 Southwestern Blvd

Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 805.3138

Oneonta

Oneonta Adult Education

31 Center St (2nd Fl)

Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 433-3645

Norwich

Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES

6678 Co. Rd. 32  Norwich, NY 13815

(607) 335.1210

Nyack

Rockland BOCES Adult Education

131 N Midland Ave Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 574.4269

Spencerport

Monroe 2 BOCES

3589 Big Ridge Rd Spencerport, NY 14559

(585) 349.9100

Staten Island

College of Staten Island

2800 Victory Blvd  Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 313.0847

New Dorp High

465 New Dorp Ln  Staten Island, NY 10306

(718) 638.2635 x 4033

Pathways Grad Referral Ctr

450 St. Mark’s Pl  Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 638.2635

Schenectady

Schenectady Co. Comm. Coll

978 Washington Ave Schenectady, NY 12305

(518) 370.8350

Washington Irving Ed. Ctr – Computer Lab

422 Mumford St Schenectady, NY 12307

(518) 370.8350

Selden

Suffolk County Comm. Coll

533 College Rd Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451.4470

Sayville

Suffolk Couty Comm. Coll

30 Greene Ave  Sayville, NY 11782

(631) 451.4114

Saranac Lake

Adirondack Education Ctr

711 NYS Route 3  Saranac Lake, NY 12983

(518) 891.1330

Saratoga Springs

Maple Ave. Middle School

515 Maple Ave  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518) 581.3553

F. Donald Myers Education Ctr

15 Henning Rd Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518) 581.3553

Rome

MO BOCES Rome Access Site

266-268 W Dominick St

Rome. NY 13440

(315) 334.8000

Rockaway Beach

Queens Library (Peninsula Ed. Ctr)

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

(718) 945.7058

Rochester

BOCES2 CWD (Westview Commons-172)

3555 Buffalo Rd  Rochester,  NY 14624

(585) 349.9100

Action for a Better Community

400 West Ave (3rd Fl)

Rochester, NY 14611

(585) 325.5116

Monroe Comm. Coll

321 State St  Rochester, NY 14608

(585) 292.2293

Rochester EOC

161 Chestnut St  Rochester, NY 14604

(585) 327.4029

Family Learning Ctr

30 Hart St Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 324.9921

BOCES #2 CWD-ULR

265 N Clinton Ave  Rochester, NY 14605

(585) 325.6530

Greece CSD

200 Alcott Rd  Rochester, NY 14626

(585) 966.2721

Yonkers

Westchester EOC

26 S Broadway  Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 606.7656

Yonkers Pathways to Success 

75 Riverdale Ave – 1 Larkin Center Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 376.8600

Williamsville

Erie Comm. Coll.-North

6205 Main St  Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 874.8400 x 32232

Wilton

Ballard Road Conference Ctr (WSWHE BOCES)

267 Ballard Rd (Ste 5)

Wilton, NY 12831

(518) 581.3553

Yorktown Heights

Putnam/N. Westchester BOCES

200 BOCES Dr  Yorktown Heights,  NY 10598

(914) 248.2417

Watertown

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

20104 NYS Rt 3  Watertown, NY 13601

(315) 779.7224

Troy

Capital District EOC

431 River St 

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 273.1900 x 2272

Utica

Madison-Oneida BOCES 

508 Second St

Utica, NY 13501

(315) 738.7300

MVCC Test Center

1101 Sherman Dr  Utica, NY 13501

(315) 731.5802

MVCC Education Ctr

524 Elizabeth St Utica, NY 13501

(315) 792.5682

Syracuse

Syracuse EOC

100 New St – Ste 200 

Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 472.0130 x 104

 

Johnson Center

573 E Genesee St  Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435.4111

Suffern

Rockland Comm.  Coll

145 College Rd Suffern, NY 10901

(845) 574.6201

 

3. GED New York Requirements

 

– You have not obtained a high school or equivalent diploma

– You have not registered in another educational program.

– You must be at least 16 years old to take the GED New York test. Nevertheless, candidates who are 16, 17 and 18 years old must meet some additional and stringent criteria such as getting parental consent or gaining permission from their school districts.

– Students must live in New York for at least 30 days. 

– The New York state does not require students to reach satisfactory scores on a practice test first or attend a prep course.

 

4. GED New York Price

 

New York is among four states that completely subsidize the GED exam for its inhabitants. Thus, the GED test here is free. Not only is the exam free in the state, the majority of prep facilities also provide classes free of charge.

 

Like the GED test in other states, the GED New York test is totally computer-based. Paper-formatted GED testing is no option. Only students with disabilities are eligible to apply for paper-based testing accommodations.

 

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5. More High School Equivalency Diploma Choices in New York 

 

The High School Equivalency Office of the New York State Education Department has approved more High School Equivalency choices including the 24 college credits option, the NEPD, and the Regents tests.

 

24 college credits

 

If students have attained 24 college credits from a certificate or degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university certified by a U.S. Institution of Higher Education, they can apply for a New York State HSE (High School Equivalency) certificate. 

New York’s High School Equivalency Office does not acknowledge credits from foreign post-secondary institutions. Test takers must live in New York for at least 30 days, not graduate from high school and meet age requirements. 

 

NEDP

 

In 2016, to get a New York State HSE diploma, students can take the National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Those who are at least 18 years old qualify to take NEDP.

 

On the NEDP test, students need to show their abilities in a series of job- and real-life simulations. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in 10 content aspects.

 

Regents exams

 

Taking Regents Exams is another New York High School Equivalency Pathway combining with one GED testing area. Therefore, students can not gain a New York HSE diploma only by passing the Regents Exams. They must pass at least one GED subject test to obtain a New York State HSE Diploma.

 

To qualify to sit for one of the four GED subject tests, test takers must reside in New York for at least 30 days and be at least 16 years old.

 

16, 17, and 18-year-old applicants must meet additional restrictions and requirements. For instance, people applying to use Regents exam credit toward a New York HSE diploma must use the so-called “R Application” form. Meanwhile, people under 19 years old are required to submit an age eligibility form.

 

6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About How To Get a GED In New York?

 

6.1. Do I have to be a New York resident to take the GED New York?

 

You must reside in New York for at least 30 days before taking the GED New York test.

 

6.2. Can I take the New York GED test online? 

 

The New York GED exam is only taken at an official testing location. You can find a testing center which is closest to you in category 2. 

 

6.3. How much does it cost to take the GED test in New York?

 

New York is one of four states which offers free High School Equivalency testing. You will be given about 7.5 hours to finish the entire exam. 

 

6.4. Can I retake a subject on the GED New York test if I don’t pass? 

 

In New York, there will be a 60 – day waiting period for anyone who wants to retake any failed subject test. You may only retake three times per year. 

 

6.5. How long is the New York GED test? 

 

On the New York State GED test, candidates will have a total of 7 hours and 41 minutes to finish all four GED subject tests with 115 minutes for Math, 90 minutes for Science, 90 minutes for Social Studies and 150 minutes for Language Arts. 

 

6.6. How do I know if I passed the GED New York test ? 

 

Students must gain a minimum score of 450 in each of the four GED subtests. You can see your score once finishing your GED test on your MyGED account with the GED testing service.

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