Eligibility Requirements to Take the GED® Test

Individuals are eligible to take the New York State (NYS) High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam if:

  1. they do not currently possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma in the United States or its territories;
  2. have resided in NYS for at least thirty days; and
  3. meet age eligibility criteria as delineated in the NYS Education Department’s (NYSED) Commissioner’s Regulations.

    The required age eligibility form for test takers under age 19 can be found within the GED registration system, on GED Homepage and select NYS.

Please visit the HSE homepage, under Announcements, for important information and updates on HSE testing.