New York is now offering a new test leading to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) replaces the GED as the only free, state subsidized assessment leading to a New York state High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma.
HSE classes are offered by the Capital Region BOCES for students 17 years or older who lack a high school diploma and have left school. The instruction is done by a certified teacher in the five areas of study to prepare for the HSE exam.
Click here for a list of FREE High School Equivalency Diploma classes (updated 03/17/17)
English as New Language (ENL)
ENL classes offer self-paced, individualized lessons to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes are free to students age 21 year or older.
TASC, ENL and Home-Study Options
For information and to register for any of the classes or assessments, call (518) 862-4707.
For an application for the ENL or HSE program,