The College of New Rochelle
supports your strategic initiatives by offering
your employees accredited degree and
certificate programs and tailored professional
development training programs
The High School Equivalency Preparation Course.
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Pre-College Academic Program (PCAP)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to take this course?
Adults, 21 and older, who
1) Want to pass the TASC exam and continue their education
2) Meet academic intake requirements
3) Meet program readiness requirements
What happened to GED?
GED is one of three tests used nationwide to determine high school equivalency and award the high school diploma. States choose which test(s) they will adopt. In January 2014, New York State discontinued GED and began administering TASC.
What are the admission requirements? How am I evaluated?
There are a few steps to the admissions process. It begins with diagnostic testing. The PCAP Program Assistant at either location can provide all details and schedule you for a first appointment.
What is the purpose of this course?
This course prepares students to pass the new, more rigorous High School Equivalency exam (TASC; formerly GED) while also assisting them in developing the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in college and the modern workplace.
What subjects do the classes cover?
The classes cover the 5 major domains of the HSE exam: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. The theme of College and Career Exploration is woven into every subject area. The department also runs several College and Career informational workshops during the semester.
What is the class schedule?
In weeks 1-9, classes meet three days per week for three hours per session.
In weeks 10-14, a fourth day of classes is added. Anyone who is admitted into the program is required to attend all class days throughout the 14 week program.
What is the cost?
The program is free to admitted students.
Does that include books?
Yes. Textbooks, handouts and all other materials are provided at no charge.
Will this course really help me to pass the TASC exam?
To date, 70% of students who completed the course passed the TASC exam on their first try (the New York State pass rate is 49%). Hard work and consistency definitely pay off. But the HSE assessment is only getting harder. Now is the time to really commit!
Will this program really help me to survive in college?
Data from the last five years indicates that PCAP students who enter college persist through their first three semesters at a rate that is double that of the average student.Your hard work and consistency will definitely prepare you not just for college survival, but for college success! (SNR annual reporting to NYSED)
Does SNR PCAP offer any other types of courses?
PCAP also offers a 6-week Math intensive course in winter (Jan-Feb) and in summer (June), however admittance into this course is subject to different requirements. The PCAP Program Assistant at either location can provide all details. (South Bronx: 855-563-2480 / Brooklyn:718-638-6822)