High School Diploma Option: GED
Do you want to earn your High School Diploma?
The Adult Education Program offers free GED® preparation and Basic Reading and Math classes. Enrollment is based on the results of placement tests and learners are placed in the appropriate class for their level.
GED classes are for adults who are preparing to take the official GED® Tests and need to review their skills. Classes focus on reading, writing, math problem-solving, and test-taking skills. The program also offers classes in Social Studies, Science, and Computer Skills during the Spring and Summer semesters. Classes are held throughout Prince George's County. Morning, evening, Friday-only, and Saturday-only programs are available. Most classes meet for a total of 60 hours per semester.
For adults who need more practice in reading, writing, and math skills before they attempt the official GED® Tests, Basic Math and Reading classes are also available.
Students at all levels purchase their textbooks. Registration sessions and placement testing are usually held on the college's Largo campus. Please check the current registration schedule for details.
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High School Diploma Option: National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a High School Diploma option for mature adults who have significant life experience and can demonstrate academic competencies and life skills. Successful participants earn a Maryland High School Diploma by developing an online portfolio which demonstrates mastery of the required skills. To enroll in the NEDP, individuals must qualify in math, reading and writing. The program is currently held online. The total cost of the program is $200.
If you would like to enroll in the NEDP, please send an email expressing your interest to NEDP@pgcc.edu. For more information about the NEDP, please contact us at one of the numbers below:
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