Did You Drop Out?

If you dropped out of high school, you can still get your high school diploma, and then go to college.

Many students who did not receive their high school diploma later decide they want to go to college.

And they do.

You can, too.

Start by taking your high school equivalency test. Here in New York State, the test is called Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). The TASC replaced the GED Test in 2014.
The TASC is free to New Yorkers.

DropOut_AIt doesn’t matter why you didn’t finish high school. By passing the TASC, you can get that diploma. And that can make a huge difference in your life. Maybe you’ll be able to get a promotion or a better job earning more money.

You’ll feel good about yourself when you have accomplished this. And maybe you’ll go on to college.

Did you know that one in 20 freshmen earned a high school credential by taking and passing this kind of test?

The TASC is offered in English and Spanish and it is available in print and online formats.

There are five individual tests to take:

  • Language Arts (writing)
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts (reading)
  • Mathematics

You can take the TASC tests if you:

  • Are a New York State resident, and
  • Are 16 years old or older, and
  • Have not graduated from an accredited high school in the United States, and
  • Have not received a high school equivalency certificate in the United States, and
  • Are not enrolled in a high school program leading to a high school diploma.

The TASC is offered at test sites throughout the state. To take the test, download, complete and mail your application directly to the local test center of your choice. The test center will notify you of your test date. Free study materials are available. Preparation programs are also offered in all counties. If you have a learning, physical, and/or emotional/mental disability or disorder, you may receive special accommodations for taking the TASC.

Visit www.acces.nysed.gov/ged for more information.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

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