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Literacy & High School Equivalency

OCM BOCES offers flexible programming to meet a variety of literacy needs in the community. The Adult Education Literacy programs are for those over 21 years of age. Students are assessed and counseled into the most appropriate program option to assure success.


New York state has a new high school equivalency exam:

As of December 31, 2021 the GED® had replaced the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) as the test used in New York State to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

GED® uses the same format as the TASC.

What does this mean for you?
We can help!

We offer daytime and evening classes to suit your schedule.

Study at Home (Distance Learning) programs are available for those unable to attend regular classes.

Classes are FREE for those without a high school diploma or equivalency diploma.



GED Classroom Instruction


Improve your skills in social studies, science, literature, math, and writing to pass the GED. This recently became New York State's test to earn a high school equivalency diploma. These classes will also help you raise your scores. 

For additional information, call 315-453-4672. You can also register online at

Classroom Locations & Availability

Main Campus

110 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool NY 13088
Day Classes
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Evening Classes
Monday & Wednesday 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cortland Center for New Careers (tutoring site)

1710 NYS Route 13
Day Classes
Wednesday-Friday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Do you want a high school equivalency diploma, but are unable to attend class? Prepare for the GED exam in your own home. Materials will be sent to you through your local library. Teachers are available by phone for academic assistance. You must be at least 21 years old to be eligible. 

For more information call 315-453-4672 (Liverpool).



National External High School Diploma Program


The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a pathway to receive a NYS high school equivalency diploma. Clients work through a series of online academic competencies and 21st-century workplace skills at home. Individuals meet weekly on-site with an Assessor to demonstrate knowledge of these skills.

110 Elwood Davis Road in Liverpool and McEvoy Center in Cortland.
For information call 315-453-4672 (Liverpool).



English to Speakers of Other languages


Learn English to get a job or enter training/college programs. Study reading, writing, and vocabulary. Practice pronunciation and conversation. All levels of classes. Students can register in the ESOL classroom. 

For further information, call 315-453-4672. If you are interested in taking a program at our Cortland locations please call to let us know.

Classroom Locations & Availability 


Main Campus, 110 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool NY 13088
Day Classes
Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Evening Classes
Monday & Wednesday 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. or Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Mari Ukleya
Phone: 315.453.4455

110 Elwood Davis Road
Liverpool, NY 13088

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221

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