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HSE/GED exam prep at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library High School Equivalency Program (HSE) by Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)

Services Provided Career services, English classes, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Daytime

Language Access Language Access

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 22, 2024

This part-time program prepares adults age 17+ for their High School equivalency diploma test.

This program teaches reading, writing, math and critical thinking skills to people age 17+ who are trying to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.

You can also get a national certification (Medical Billing/Assisting, ServSafe, and more) while working towards your HSE diploma.

There are different paths to earn your HSE diploma:

  • taking preparation classes
  • the National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
  • using your NYS Regents scores to eliminate subjects on the GED exam
  • Fast Track classes for those who only need one or two subjects to pass the exam

Who it's for Who it's for

To be eligible, you should:

  • be at least 17+
  • attend a virtual information session
  • participate in the enrollment assessment and orientation

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Classes meet 6 hours each week for 10 to 11 week cycles. They’re held during the fall, winter, and spring.

  • Day classes: Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 1pm
  • Evening: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday from 10am – 4pm
  • Some classes are hybrid

Language Access Language Access

Classes are provided in English or Spanish.

Next Steps

Complete the online form to schedule a virtual screening assessment or text 732-930-0082