The Education Outreach Center (EOC) provides classes that prepare students to sit for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC or GED) exam and earn a high school equivalency diploma.

Upon successful class completion, the computer-based version of the TASC (or GED) exam is offered to students at either the EOC building or on MVCC's Utica Campus. The TASC (or GED) also can be taken online. 

For more information and a schedule of upcoming classes, call 315-731-5870 or visit us at 524 Elizabeth St. in Utica, N.Y.

What is the HSE/TASC Test?

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) replaces the General Educational Development (GED) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. 

The TASC (or GED) is a secure, reliable and valid instrument that is used to verify that examinees have knowledge in core content areas equivalent to that of graduating high school seniors. There are five tests in the TASC test Battery: Reading; Writing; Social Studies; Science; and Mathematics. If you passed any Regents exams in high school, you may not have to take all five of these sections.

The tests take approximately nine hours to complete and include a direct writing assessment. To ensure that the content and skills measured by the tests remain closely matched to contemporary high school curriculum, the tests undergo regular review.

TASC (or GED) test results will be distributed approximately eight to ten weeks from the date of testing. Some results may take longer due to errors requiring manual reconciliation of records to ensure accuracy.