General Equivalency Diploma - GED

General Equivalency Diploma – GED
Anyone who is a New York State resident and is 16 years of age or older on the day of testing (with certain restrictions) may be eligible to take the GED tests. For more detailed information on eligibility and the required forms you may need, please refer to the NYSED.

Non-high school graduates who complete 24 college credits within the following distribution, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, are eligible for their New York State General Equivalency Diploma.

GED Requirements

  • 6 credit hours in English language arts including writing, speech, and/or literature
  • 3 credit hours in mathematics
  • 3 credit hours in natural science
  • 3 credit hours in social science
  • 3 credit hours in humanities
  • 6 credit hours in any credit bearing course applicable for college degree program requirements

Once a student has completed 24 college credits, they should apply for their equivalency diploma through the Registrar’s Office. More information (including testing dates, how to prepare for the GED, and testing locations) is available at NYSED. To download a copy of the application for GED testing, click here.