I Dropped out of High School...Now What?

  • TASC

    While there is always the option to go back to high school, many people who do not graduate take a high school equivalency examination instead. In New York State, the test is the TASC.

    The TASC stands for Test Assessing Secondary Completion, and by passing this test you are essentially put at the same level of those who graduated high school. It is equivalent to if you completed your high school education and allows you to go on to college or advance in your career. This test has replaced the GED in New York State, a similar test that is now no longer available in New York.

    About the TASC

    • The TASC has five sections: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
    • You must be at least 19 years old to take the test.
    • It can be taken in English and Spanish, online or on paper, and there are accommodations available for special needs.
    • The test is free in New York State.
    • It is important to study and take practice TASC exams in order to make sure you pass the test! This can be done on your own with test prep books, or you can also take a prep class that will help you practice!
  • Test Prep

    TASC Prep Courses in the Area:

    (Contact locations for more information)

    Rockland BOCES

    • $10 a semester
    • Classes held in Nyack -131 N. Midland Avenue Nyack, NY
    • And at Spring Valley High School- 361 NY-59, Spring Valley, NY
    • BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
    • 131 N. Midland Avenue Nyack, NY
    • Call 845-348-3500 extension 3500 for more information about the courses and a TASC orientation

    Where to take the TASC

    North Rockland High School

    • 106 Hammond Road Thiells, NY
    • 845-942-3506
    • Only paper and pencil test

    Rockland County Jail

    • 53 New Hempstead Road New City, NY
    • 845-638-5600
    • Only paper and pencil test