Non-high school graduates who complete 24 college credits within the following distribution, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible for their New York State General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).

Requirements for G.E.D.

  • 6 credit hours in English language arts including writing, speech and/or literature.
  • 3 credit hours in mathematics.
  • 3 credit hours in natural science.
  • 3 credit hours in social science.
  • 3 credit hours in humanities.
  • 6 credit hours in any credit bearing course applicable for college degree program requirements.

Non-Matriculation Status: There is no need to apply to the college for matriculation (affiliation with a major/program). As a non-high school graduate, you will be considered a non-matriculated student. As a consequence, you are not eligible to receive Federal financial aid.

Applying for Equivalency Diploma: Once a student has completed 24 college credits, they should apply for their equivalency diploma through the Registration and Records Office, located in Building 6 Suite 203. More information is available NYSED website.