HSE

New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Office

If you are 17 or 18 years of age on the day of testing, you must:
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  1. Complete Attachment A ( Application for TASC™ Testing)
    Attachment A PDF File (234KB) | Instructions PDF File (20KB)
  2. Provide verification of identity, residence, and age
    Driver's license, passport, military, or other forms of government (national or foreign) identification which show name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph are all acceptable, and
  3. Have reached maximum compulsory school attendance age. A student has reached maximum compulsory school attendance age when the school year in which he/she turned 16 (or such old district may designate for required school attendance pursuant to section 3205(3) of the Education Law) has ended (June 30).
  4. Demonstrate/document eligibility to take the TASC™ tests of the following criteria:
    • One year has passed since you were legally able to leave school and last enrolled in a regular full time high school program on instruction leading to a high school diploma.
      Verification Form Attachment B PDF File (31KB) must be completed by an official of the school district you last attended.
      OR
    • You were a member of a high school class that has already graduated.
      Verification Form Attachment B PDF File (31KB) must be completed by an official of the school district you last attended.
      OR
    • You are enrolled in an approved Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation (AHSEP) Program.
      Referral Form T-TAF PDF File (29KB) must be completed by an official from an approved AHSEP program.
      OR
    • You have applied to the U.S. Armed Forces, college, university or an accredited postsecondary institution.
      Verification Form Attachment D PDF File (181KB) must be completed by a recruiting officer or college/university admissions official.
      OR
    • You have been a participant in a Job Corps program for at least six (6) months.
      Verification Form Attachment D PDF File (181KB) must be completed by a Job Corps official.
      OR
    • You are a resident confined to a narcotics addiction control center, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) facility, jail or New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervisor (NYSDOCCS) facility, or is a patient in a hospital in the State or county of New York.
      Verification Form Attachment E PDF File (15KB) must be completed by an official of the facility/institution certifying that the applicant is confined to the facility or institution and the HSE diploma is an essential part of the rehabilitation process.
      OR
    • You are an adjudicated youth under the direction of a prison, jail, detention center, parole or probation officer.
      Verification Form Attachment E PDF File (15KB) must be completed by an official from the institution or facility certifying that the applicant is under the direction of the facility or institution and the HSE diploma is an essential part of the rehabilitation process.
      OR
    • You have been home schooled.
      Verification Form Attachment B PDF File (31KB) must be completed by an official of the school district. that is working with the student.
  5. If you are 17 or 18 years old, are foreign born and do not meet any of the aforementioned criteria, then you must:
    • Complete Attachment A ( Application for TASC™ Testing)
      Attachment A PDF File (234KB) | Instructions PDF File (20KB)
      AND
    • Submit Attachment F notarized signed by a parent, guardian, sponsor or spouse certifying that you have never attended a K-12 schools in the United States.
      AND
    • Submit a copy of a passport or visa documenting your initial arrival date in the United States
Last Updated: May 5, 2014