Community and Professional Education
Winter/Spring 2015 Offerings: High School Equivalency (formerly GED Preparation)

High School Equivalency
This course prepares students to take the Test Accessing Secondary Completion™, or TASC™. The TASC is a national high school equivalency assessment to help individuals address their need for advancement, resulting in a high school equivalency diploma. The TASC has replaced the GED® exam. Our instructors provide individualized instruction in the following areas: math, science, social studies, reading and writing. Using a predictor test, we will work together with you to assess your test readiness. Students who register for this class must also register for one of the TABE pre-test dates below. Please note: in order to enroll in this class you must achieve an 8th grade level on the reading and math assessments. This course requires significant work outside of classroom instruction. Many students will find they need to take this class for more than one semester before they are ready to sit for the exam.
A certificate of residency is required for this course.

Day Session
53 Sessions, BTC 322
Mon.-Thurs., 2/2 - 5/7, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
No class 2/25, 4/6, 4/7
Susan Dvorsky, Instructor

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Evening Session
26 Sessions, BTC 322
Tues. & Thurs., 2/3 - 5/7, 6 - 9 p.m.
No class 4/7 and 4/21
Joal Bova, Instructor

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TABE Pre-Tests
60256 Thurs., 1/22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
60257 Sat., 1/24, 9 a.m. - Noon
60258 Tues., 1/27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
60259 Thurs., 1/29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Some credit-free courses require a Certificate of Residence. If one is required it will be noted.

Why do you need it?
A Certificate of Residence enables Hudson Valley Community College to charge your county for part of your tuition costs. Without a Certificate of Residence, you will be considered a non-resident of New York State and will have to pay the non-resident tuition.

Please note that students who register online will be required to pay the non-resident tuition charges if they do not have a valid Certificate of Residence on file. Once the Certificate of Residence has been posted to the student's account, a refund of the non-resident tuition charges will be issued.

Where do you get it?
You obtain a Certificate of Residence from the county of your permanent address by providing proof of residency. You must be a New York State resident for one year and provide proof of residency for the past six months.

When do you give it to Hudson Valley Community College when taking a credit-free course?
If you register by phone or fax we ask that you send your Certificate of Residence to our office within five business days. Students who register by mail or in person should submit their certificate at the time of registration.

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