High School Diploma Option (GED)

Do you want to earn your High School Diploma?

Our Adult Education Program offers free GED® preparation and basic reading and math classes. The College bases enrollment on the results of placement tests and places learners in the appropriate classes for their level.

GED classes are for adults who are preparing to take the official GED® tests and must review their skills. Classes focus on reading, writing, math problem-solving, and test-taking skills. The program also offers social studies, science, and computer skills classes during the spring and summer semesters. Classes are held throughout Prince George's County in the mornings and evenings, with some programs available only on Fridays and Saturdays. Most classes meet for a total of 60 hours per semester.

Basic math and reading classes are also available for adults who need more practice in their reading, writing, and math skills before they attempt the official GED® tests.

Students at all levels purchase their textbooks. The College offers registration and placement testing at its main Largo campus. Please check the current registration schedule for details.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please call 301-546-0891 or 301-546-8350. You can also email ged@pgcc.edu for registration dates and times.

Registration Schedule and Class Information

Additional Information
High School Credit Options
Resources for GED Students and Instructors

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. 

Contact Information

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:

Hyattsville (University Town Center): 301-546-8350
Largo: 301-546-0891

NEDP Fact Sheets and Registration Information