New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Office

Protect Yourself From HSE Testing Fraud

If you are considering taking the TASC™ test, please be aware of the following:

  • The TASC™ test must be taken in person and may NEVER be taken at a location other than an official TASC™ Testing Center™.  Click on the following link for a list of approved official TASC™ Testing Centers in New York State: www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/nys_map/counties_table 

Please note that there is no fee to take the TASC™ test in New York State.

  • The New York State Education Department is the only organization that may issue New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.  Although some HSE preparation programs may issue “diplomas/certificates” of program completion, these documents ARE NOT genuine high school equivalency credentials.
  • There are many legitimate fee-based online and classroom HSE preparation programs.  Before enrolling and spending money for these courses, take advantage of the many free State Education Department-approved programs.  Click on the following link to see the locations of free HSE preparation programs in New York State: www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/nys_map/counties_tableprep
  • Click here to obtain information on other free of charge HSE preparation options.  (Link under construction)


Last Updated: February 14, 2014