High School Equivalency Fourth Pathway Includes Regents Exams

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h-s-e graduation ceremonyEarlier this year the New York State Board of Regents approved a new path for those seeking a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma by allowing Regents examinations to count as HSE subject area credits.

Effective April 25, 2018 the Regents – HSE examination pathway will help students working to receive an HSE diploma by allowing them to take advantage of work they’ve already done. The new policy is being called the “fourth pathway” alongside the existing pathways to earn an HSE diploma: Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) testing, the approved college credit program and the national external diploma program.

Candidates pursuing an HSE diploma are now permitted to use passing scores from previous Regents examinations for up to four of the five corresponding TASC subtests. A passing grade on any mathematics, English language arts, social studies or science Regents exam can now be credited for the corresponding TASC subtest.

This policy change offers a new possibility to anyone who is pursuing an HSE diploma. For more information about HSE programs click here.