High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

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BronxWorks currently offers free High School Equivalency (HSE) testing services to residents of New York State that are age 17 and older.  Testing sessions are generally scheduled twice a month and occur over the course of two days.  On the Friday night of a scheduled test session we give the Math and Science portions of the exam.  On Saturday we give the Reading, Social Studies, and Writing portions of the exam.

First-time testers can expect to be at the center from 5 pm to 10 pm on Friday night, and then from 8:30 am to 2 pm on Saturday morning.  At this time, BronxWorks only administers the English print version of the new TASC exam.

The BronxWorks Testing Center is located at the BronxWorks Morris Innovative Senior Center (address and directions below).  Please note that only the actual test itself is administered out of the Morris Innovative Senior Center.  Applications should be mailed to the BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center.

If you are interested in taking the TASC exam at BronxWorks, you must submit an application.  Applications can be downloaded from the New York State Department of Education website or picked up in person at the front desk of the BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center.  For more information regarding the application process, or to download an application, please visit http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/

***Please note that there are additional requirements for testers under 19 years of age.  For more information, please visit the link above.

***If you are a re-tester looking to test with BronxWorks, please submit a copy of your most recent transcript along with your application.

All candidates must submit their application 4-6 weeks in advance of the examination.  Upon receipt of the application, we will contact candidates regarding available seats for the TASC examination.  No walk-in candidates will be accepted on the day of the exam.  If a candidate fails to attend testing on the 1st day, they will not be able to take it on the 2nd day under any circumstance.

UPDATE: BronxWorks is not accepting any new applications until January 2015.

Mail or hand-deliver applications to:

TASC/HSE Testing Application
BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center
1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

All inquires regarding the status of an application can be sent to smccants@bronxworks.org.

The 2014 TASC Test Schedule is:

  • March 21 & 22
  • March 28 & 29
  • April 11 & 12
  • April 25 & 26
  • May 9 & 10
  • May 23 & 24
  • June 13 & 14
  • June 27 & 28
  • July 11 & 12
  • July 25 & 26
  • August 8 & 9
  • August 22 & 23
  • September 12 & 13
  • September 26 & 27
  • October 10 & 11
  • October 24 & 25
  • November 7 & 8
  • November 21 & 22
  • December 12 & 13
  • December 26 & 27

Friday night candidates must arrive with valid New York State ID by 5:15 pm.
Saturday morning candidates must arrive with valid New York State ID by 8:30 am.

Tests are given at:

BronxWorks TASC/HSE Testing Center at
BronxWorks Morris Innovative Senior Center
80 E. 181st St.
Bronx, NY 10453
Click here for a map and directions

For more information, please contact:
Shalima McCants
(718) 508-3075

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