Pathways to Graduation (P2G) provides students with the preparation and tools needed for a successful future by helping them earn their High School Equivalency Diploma.


P2G is a full-time free program and is a part of the New York City Department of Education. We have locations citywide, and are open for students age 17-21.

Pathways to Graduation Offers:

  • ESL and Spanish bilingual preparation for the high school equivalency diploma
  • Paid internships
  • Instruction from certified teachers in all five sections of the High School Equivalency exam: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Rolling admission which enables students to enroll throughout the school year
  • Instruction for ALL reading and language levels
  • Breakfast and/or lunch are provided at some sites to eligible students
  • Metrocards for all eligible students
  • College & Career Resource Centers (CCRC) to coach students and guide students for college and career success
  • Partnerships with organizations like Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, YMCA, The Door and CUNY City University of New York

Dedicated to Helping You Succeed


Find the Referral Center nearest you to register. After meeting with an experienced Guidance Counselor or Social Worker and taking a placement test, we’ll help you register at one of the 65 sites across the 5 boroughs.


Classes meet during the day and follow the NYC Department of Education school calendar. There are limited late afternoon and evening options. You’ll complete a personal statement, résumé, cover letter, an academic project, and your Individualized Learning Plan. It will take at least 6 weeks, but it could take longer depending on your placement test and how often you attend class.


In January 2014, the New York State Education Department replaced the GED® test with the TASC™. The TASC™ is challenging, but P2G teachers and staff will prepare you to pass it. The exam has 5 sections and is 7 hours long. While you prepare to pass the TASC™ and earn your HSE diploma, the College and Career Resource Center will help you plan your next steps.