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New Jersey High School Equivalency Info (formerly GED)

Information you need to earn your high school equivalency diploma in New Jersey.

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Effective January 1, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Education is offering all three of the new high school equivalency tests:

  1. GED Testing Service (partner in the past)
  2. HiSET Program, developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service)
  3. Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC, developed by McGraw Hill)

The information on the state's website does not appear to be updated to include info about your choices, as of January 21, although there is a press release about the choice.

New Jersey also offers the Thirty College Credit Program, providing the opportunity for New Jersey residents to qualify for a high school equivalency diploma by completing "at least 30 general education college credits leading to a degree at an accredited institution of higher education.  Included in the 30 general education credits must be a minimum of 15 credits with at least three credits in each of the five general education categories as follows:  Communications, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Humanities.  Candidates must also submit a New Jersey statewide assessment test record or results of one the college tests including the Accuplacer/SAT/ACT as part of the application."

A third option in New Jersey is the Adult High School Program, a public school program offering "supervised instruction in the day or evening to allow adults to complete the requirements for a locally issued state-endorsed diploma."

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