Testing at Ocean County College
Testing for N.J.’s High School Equivalency Diploma (previously known as the GED® test) is now available. Ocean County College has chosen to begin with the new McGraw-Hill’s TASC test as our first assessment tool. As a service to the community, HSEA testing at Ocean County College is an activity of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, funded through Ocean County PIC in cooperation with the Ocean County Workforce Investment Board, Ocean County College and the NJ Department of Education.
Ocean County College offers HSEA testing/retesting by appointment. Call our direct line: (732) 255-0530.
Location: College Testing Center, Library Building #3, Room 014B
Mcgraw-Hill TASC Testing Calendar
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, July 17, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, July 24, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, July 31, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, August 14, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, August 21, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (Part I), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. & Thursday, August 28, 2014 (Part II), 8:30 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m. (COMPUTER TESTING)
- Testing is paper/pencil based.
- Testing dates, times and locations are subject to change.
- Testing will continue weekly throughout the summer.
- PART I INCLUDES WRITING, READING AND SOCIAL STUDIES
- PART II INCLUDES MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
- 30 COLLEGE CREDIT ROUTE TO A NJ STATE ISSUED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA:
College students who have achieved 30 college credits including a college level math, science, social studies, humanities and English with a grade of C or higher may apply to the state for a high school diploma without taking the test.
High School Equivalency Testing FAQ
The new test is more rigorous than the old GED test and is more aligned to the common core standards that determine what is expected of a high school graduating senior.
You will be tested in the five major areas, English writing, reading, social studies, math and science. Samples are provided on www.tasctest.com along with other information to help you decide if you need further preparation.
The fee for the entire 5 test battery is $92 in the form of a money order only, made payable to Ocean County College. Single subject test fee is $20.40.
The State requires that you make changes no later than 72 hours prior to your test date. After that your money order would be forfeited for holding that seat.
- Examinees must be residents of New Jersey
- Examinees must be 16 yrs. old or older and legally signed out of school
- A Consent Form must be signed by a parent/legal guardian for anyone under 18 yrs.
- The NJDOE and McGraw Hill support the intent of the ADA Amendments Act 0f 2008 and access to testing for individuals with disabilities.
- Accommodations are only provided to examinees with appropriate documentation diagnosing their disability or disorder and supporting the need for recommended accommodations.
- Accommodation requests can be printed from www.tasctest.com completely filled out and sent to OCC Chief Examiner to be approved by McGraw Hill prior to testing.
1. A valid N.J. State photo id showing date of birth, current address and signature, such as a NJ Motor Vehicle driver license or non-driver identification only (16 yr. olds can get)
2. Original paper social security card with your signature. For additional acceptable identification please see www.state.nj.us/adulteducation.
Those with a foreign passport must also show a letter on Embassy letterhead, written in English verifying authenticity of the passport. The letter must show the Official’s signature and contact information.
Testing is offered weekly all year. (Note: changes may occur)
Call our direct line: 732 255 0530 to schedule an appointment
- Scores range between 300 as the lowest score up to 800 for a perfect score.
- You will need to achieve a score of 500 or greater in each subject
You must achieve a 500 in every subject and will need to retest the last subject.
Scoring currently takes up to two weeks.
Yes, your highest scores are retained; there is no need to retest subjects for which you scored a 500 or better.
- The fee is $10 per subject for two tries per subject within a year
- Call our direct line to make an appointment:
- Ocean County College Continuing Education Department offers preparation covering all subjects. Call 732 255 0404 for information
- St Francis Community Center offers preparation throughout the Ocean County area.
- Call 609 494 8861, Ext. 185 for information
- See www.tasctest.com for samples in all subject areas
Yes, it’s called the 30 College Credit Route to a High School Diploma.
Once you have achieved 30 college credits that includes a college level math, science, English, Humanities, and social studies with a grade of C or higher, you may apply to the State Dept. of Education to award you a High School Diploma.
For additional questions and scheduling HSE testing, please call 732 255 0530.