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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

High School Equivalency Preparation and Test Assessing Secondary Completion

Earn a high school equivalency credential to advance you academically and at your workplace

Suffolk County Community College Offers the TASC/HSE preparation program for those seeking to earn a high school equivalency credential.

New York State now administers the TASC rather than the GED for those people who do not hold a high school diploma.

Preparatory classes are available to students who are 17 years of age and older. Courses enable students to prepare for the TASC, earn a high school equivalency diploma, improve educational skill levels and increase employment opportunities. The instruction and classes are specially designed and customized for the student's skill level. Students work at their own pace as instruction in individual or small group setting. Three-hour classes, which meet twice a week, offer instruction in subjects which include; social studies, reading, English, math, and science.

HSE/TASC Application Process

TASC Application Process 

  1. Office for Continuing Education receives the applicants TASC Test application mailed to:  
    Suffolk County Community College  
    30 Greene Avenue  
    Sayville, NY 11782
    Attn: TASC Program

  2. The application is reviewed by the TASC Coordinator and approved or declined. If declined we will mail the applicant to the address on the application with a letter discribing what needs to be corrected or completed. The most comnon reason for an application to be returned is it si missing a photo copy of proof of NYS residency.  
       
  3. Once the application is approved the applicant will receive an e-mail with a test date, location and all other pertinent information.

Additional information related to eligibility requirements, accommodation requirements, test applications and general TASC information can be found at the following links:

NYSED TASC Application

Additional Testing Resources

Suffolk County Community College

has open their test center.

We have new rule to follow in order to test at our locations.

  • You must wear a mask at all times on campus; masks must be worn throughout the entire exam. 
  • All participates will be required to take the COVID Health Survey the day of the exam by public safety or the TASC examiner when entering onto campus.
  • During check-in, two forms of ID are still required. You will hold it out for the examiner to view, your IDs will not leave your hands. 
  • It is preferred that you bring your own number 2 pencils the day of the exam.
  • Your seats will be assigned, and you will be brought into the testing room individually. This will be your seat for the duration of the exam.
  • You must practice social distancing during the entire time on campus; this includes when you are waiting to be brought into the test and when you are on your breaks between tests.
  • Calculators will be provided by the test centers and will be sanitized after your use. NYSED rules state you may not use your own calculator. You must use the calculator provided by the test center. 
  • Paper-based testing has 13 seats available per exam.
  • Computer-based testing has 8 seats available per exam.

We must have received your completed TASC application in order to reserve your testing spot. 

TASC Exam Dates for 2020

 

HSE/TASC Fall 2020 Class Schedule

This comprehensive basic skills and college preparation course is a program that provides the students with individualized assessment, 90 hours of instruction, practice tests and an opportunity to apply to sit for the TASC exam.  The cost of this 90 hour class is $150.00.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES. For additional information, call 631.451.4926

Students are required to be 18 years of age or older to register for these classes.

Registration forms for classes are mailed to the campus registration office on the registration form.

XBS066 TASC PREPARATION                                                          

Tuition $150.00

Students are required to purchase TASC Prep, Fifth Edition, by Kaplan

(ISBN 978-1506263106). 

CRN

CAMPUS

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

 
             

98401

Online

Tu/Th

9/8-12/22

6:30pm-9:30pm

Online

Full/no more seats available
             

98403

Online

Mon/Wed

9/9-12/23

9:30am-12:30pm

 
Online
 

 

TASC/HSE INTENSIVE MATH                                

 

XBS030 TASC/HSE INTENSIVE MATH                                                                 Tuition $65.00

This course is designed to prepare students for the math subtest of the TASC/HSE exam. Students are encouraged to complete an HSE preparation program or have a strong foundation in algebra before enrolling in this course. This course will review algebra, functions, geometry, math language skills, and test-taking strategies. 

(18 hours/6 meetings)    

CRN

CAMPUS

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

98435

Online

Friday

10/16-11/20

12:30pm-3:30pm

Online

98436

Online

Friday

10/16-11/20

6:00pm-9:00pm

Online

98437

Online

Saturday

10/17-11/21

6:00pm-9:00pm

Online

TASC/HSE INTENSIVE WRITING                                               

XBS031 TASC/HSE INTENSIVE WRITING                                                           Tuition $45.00

This course is designed to prepare students for the writing subtest of the TASC/HSE exam. Students are encouraged to complete an HSE preparation program or understand basic grammar and essay formation before enrolling in this course. This course will review grammar, essay structure and styles, and test-taking strategies.

(12 hours/4 meetings)  

CRN

CAMPUS

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

98438

Online

Friday

10/16-11/20

9:15am-12:15pm

Online

98439

Online

Friday

10/16-11/20

6:00pm-9:00pm

Online

98440

Online

Saturday

10/17-11/21

9:30am-12:30pm

Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

SCCC Directories

Registrar's Offices

Babylon Student Center
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899
121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd.
Riverhead, NY 11901-3499
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717-1092.

 

Class runs from September through December. 

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES.

For additional information, call (631) 451- 4926