Earn Your HSE

Finish your High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma at Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Program. There are 5 Pathways to earn your HSE diploma in New York State, join us for a virtual information session to learn about the pathways to help you on your path! Click here to register. 

Are you looking to earn your high school diploma by taking the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam?

Brooklyn Public Library's Adult Learning program makes it possible for you to obtain your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma via two different pathways:

  1. GED exam (Central, Pacific, and New Lots Libraries)
  2. NEDP stands for National External Diploma Program



Ready for the HSE exam - Take the paper-based GED test at the Pacific Library. To register, click here.

Test Dates: Applications must be submitted two weeks before the exam date or you will be scheduled for the next available date.

Paper-based tests are held once a quarter at the Pacific Library.

2024-2025 PBT test dates - applications are due one month in advance of the scheduled test date.

Q1 (2024)- July 13 & 20; 10:30am 

Q2 (2024)- October 21 & 28; 10:30am 

Q3 (2025) - February 21 & 28; 10:30am 

Q4 (2025) - May 2 & 9; 10:30am  

For computer-based test at the New Lots, Central, or Pacific Library - create an account at GED.com to schedule your exam. Tests are administered monthly. Check the GED portal for available testing seats.

Questions, email the GED Testing Hotline at HSE@bklynlibrary.org 


Do you need to finish your diploma? Are you lacking on 1-2 sub-test?

Email HSE@bklynlibrary.org or text us at 732-930-0082 for more information.


Ask a Question

Do you have a question that doesn’t require a trip to the library? Get answers via email (HSE@bklynlibrary.org).