24 College Credit Program
Taking the GED Test
When candidates pass the General Educational Development Test (GED®) they receive a diploma that is equivalent to a high school diploma. Employers, as well as admissions offices in colleges and universities accept the GED® certificate or diploma as they would a high school diploma. The GED® test matches a high school curriculum and covers reading, writing, social studies, science and math. The GED® Tests are only given at official GED® Testing Centers approved by the New York State Education Department. There is no online or computer-based GED® testing available at the present time.
New York State Education Department has established the rules as to who is eligible to take the GED® test. Applications/attachments, FAQ's, and test locations are available at the NY State Education Department (NYSED)
Testing with Special Accommodations – Documentation guidelines and forms can be found on the state website. Allow six to nine months for processing and approval of special accommodation requests
ALL FALL 2013 GED TEST DATES ARE FULL
Applications for Spring 2014 GED tests will be accepted starting January 1st, 2014.
For information on alternative testing sites please click here.
Make sure the application is completely filled out and signed. Incomplete applications will be returned.
The GED is a 2 day test. Candidates that arrive late or without proper ID will not be seated for the exam. Candidates that violate cell phone restrictions, deface test booklets or exhibit inappropriate conduct risk having their scores invalidated and will not be permitted to test at NCC.
We can only accept applications for one GED exam per semester. If you fail to show up for your scheduled GED and you do not advise our office 10 days in advance, you will not be eligible to reschedule testing at NCC.
Re-testing candidates that are advised by the Chief Examiner, to sit for the full exam and do not do so, will be asked to find an alternate test location if they need to retest.
You must have 2 forms of identification to sit for the test.
- Meet New York State residency and age requirements.
- A valid current government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport)
- Proof of New York State residency (utility bill, library car, credit card statement, etc.)
- ALL Applicants must complete, sign & return the Standard GED Application (attachment A) including items 13-17. Candidates that do not appear for testing on their scheduled test date or arrive with unacceptable identification will forfeit their seat and not be rescheduled for testing at Nassau Community College.
- Applicants 16-18 years old
- Must complete Standard GED Application (attachment A); including items 13-17 plus enclose a copy of you most recent GED score report.
Mail your completed application to:
Nassau Community College
GED Testing House 356 East Rd.
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Incomplete applications will be returned. Candidates will be scheduled for the first available test date. Candidates that do not appear for testing on their scheduled test date will not be rescheduled for the exam. Candidates that arrive late or with unacceptable identification will not be seated for the exam.
1. Once your application is received we will begin processing your application. Allow about 3 weeks for us to register you. Completed applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
2. After you are successfully registered for the test, you will receive a confirmation and parking permit in the mail. Confirmation letters are mailed to the address on your application.
3. BRING THIS CONFIRMATION & YOUR TWO FORMS OF ID on the test dates. Arrive on time, with a pen and pencils.
1. This is a 2 day test (All re-testers must show for the first day of testing).
2. You may be denied admission if you are late or if your ID is not acceptable.
3. Students that register and fail to show for their test date will be asked to find a different test location.
The office of Continuing Education offers non-credit GED preparation classes evenings and weekends.
The 24 Credit Program at NCC allows students to take college classes that count towards a GED and a college degree. Students must be 18 years of age or older, be one year past the date from when they would have graduated from high school and have a genuine desire to obtain a college degree.
Students complete college credits in a variety of areas including math, humanities, English language arts, social science and natural science. Academic advisors will be available to help with course selection.
Once the student has completed the appropriate 24 credits, the student must apply to Albany to receive their GED, issued on the basis of those college credits. The college credits will then also apply to their degree program.
Students must attend an informational meeting, offered monthly by the Admissions Department. All the details of the program will be discussed at the meeting including the application process, cost, length of time to complete and courses needed, as well as placement testing information. For further information about this program, please contact the Office of Admissions at 516.572.7345.
No reservations are required.
- Wednesday, October 16 - 11:30am
- Tuesday, November 12 - 11:30am
- Monday, December 9- 11:30am & 5:30pm
ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE TOWER BUILDING - 11TH FLOOR
If driving to campus, give yourself extra time to pick up a Parking Permit at the Public Safety Office and find a parking spot before the meeting.
Please arrive on time.