High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency

The New Jersey State Department of Education (NJDOE) privatized the high school equivalency exam in January 2014. During this transition, the NJDOE informed test centers that New Jersey residents that did not successfully pass one or all sections of the GED exam prior to December 31, 2013 forfeit their scores. The new exam covers Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Reading and initially costs $92.00. It’s suggested that test takers study prior to registering for the exam due to the comprehensive subject content and increased costs. Test takers may prepare for the test, at no cost by visiting their local Office of Workforce Development located in Pleasantville.

Take the test in Atlantic County

Atlantic County now offers the Test Assessing Secondary Completion or “TASC for individuals without a high school equivalency and asses secondary completion. You may register to take the all 5 subjects or choose to take one or several at a time. See fees below. To learn more about the exam attend free informational sessions held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. in Room 214 on the 2nd Floor of the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232.

How do I register?

Pre-registration is required before a test date is issued. Registration for the TASC is held on the 1st and 3rd  Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Developmnet located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232. (link address to Pleasantville One Stop location page).

  • Three forms of identification, one of which must include a photo ID. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Click here for a complete list of acceptable forms of identification.
  • If you’re 16 or 17 years old, you must bring a signed Parental Consent Form at the time of registration. Click here to download the Parental Consent Form.
  • Blank money order. See costs below.

What are the costs?

At the time of registration, please bring with you a blank money order in the amount of:

$92.00 for all 5 subjects (Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies) OR
$20.40 for each subject area you wish to take. Example: You may test in just Reading and Social Studies at a cost of $40.80.

What subjects are covered in the exam?

There are 5 subject areas covered: Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies. Click here to view sample test items.

Where can I study for the exam?

There are many cost free adult education programs that will help you improve your reading, math, and communication skills. Click here for test preparation services.