HSE Preparation

CCNY students in classroom

Adult Education Program

Free Adult High School Equivalency Program (HSE) 

The HSE classes prepare students to pass the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam (formerly GED) leading to obtain the High School Equivalency Diploma as well as building students skills for success in college and the workplace. The program also provides ongoing advisory services to students.

The classes prepare you to pass all five areas of the TASC Exam: 

Social Studies
Language Arts/Reading

Classes are currently held online via Zoom.  Students must have a computer or tablet with internet connection in order to participate. Prospective students can register on our waiting list. Due to high volume of applicants, space is limited.  When space is available, students are invited to an orientation session and to take a placement test. Students are placed in class based on their scores and program availability.

Students will be chosen for class on a first come first serve basis.

The waiting list is currently closed due to a high number of registrations and limited seat availability.

Please return at a later time for future updates.

HSE Program Requirements

•    Age requirement- 19 and older
•    Residency Requirement – Must be NYS Resident

•    Any student who is on a visa status can't participate in this program, Please visit the ELI Webpage: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cps/about-eli

•    Students residing in any other state can't participate in this program

•    Students must attend an orientation where a placement test (TABE Locator and TABE Test) will be given to determine eligibility to join the class.

TABE test online practice link:

Class information

The class is held Monday thru Thursday.  
Each Subject is two days per week.

Morning Class Time         9:30am – 1:00pm
Evening Class Time        5:30pm – 9:00pm

Math Class
Monday and Wednesday 

ELA (Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science)
Tuesday and Thursday 

Semester information

•    Fall Semester runs from September thru December

•    Spring Semester runs from January through June
     Two cycles within the Spring semester

TASC Test Information

What is the TASC (Formerly GED Test) ?
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) offers residents in New York State the opportunity to get their high school equivalency diploma.  
The TASC replaced the GED in 2014
Free to all NYS Residents

TASC Test Online Practice
The Online Tools Training (OTT) is a free and easy way to get a feel of what the Computer-Based TASC test is like. 
There are sample test questions on each of the TASC test content area: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. OTT is available in English and Spanish versions. 
Readiness Test Online Practice is an online tool structured around the five areas assessed in the TASC test.  This test gives an accurate prediction of their expected performance on the actual test.
The Readiness Test assessment provides feedback on areas of weakness, allowing examinees to focus on specific areas as they prepare for the test.

To access the OTT to practice for the TASC and Readiness test visit:


This test is used during class to determine students readiness for the TASC test.

The OTT can be taken an unlimited number of times, but must be accessed via Google Chrome.


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Last Updated: 01/13/2022 13:47