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High School Diploma Programs: Registration for Fall is Underway!

Don't have a high school diploma? You've got options!
Now you have a choice of two different ways to earn a Maryland High School Diploma at AACC: enroll in the GED® Test Preparation program or complete the National External Diploma Program (NEDP®). AACC offers both programs at NO COST to participants.

How to Get Started

Before registering for either program, you must attend an orientation and assessment session in person. During this session, you will learn about the GED® Test Preparation and NEDP® programs, complete a timed assessment in reading and math, and discuss your educational plan with a member of the intake team.

Book your orientation and assessment now.

If you have questions, email or call 410-777-1823. Provide your name, phone number and email address, and a staff member will respond to you during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adult Basic Skills Class Schedule

Summer classes begin in July. Fall classes begin in September. Winter classes begin in January. Spring classes begin in April. Offerings and locations may vary term to term.

Brooklyn Park Library

 6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

Glen Burnie Town Center, Arundel Center North

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Mount Olive Community Life Center

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Odenton Regional Library

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Sales and Service Training Center at Arundel Mills

6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Stanton Community Center

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

GED Ready

GED Ready (practice test) is half the length of the actual GED tests and includes questions similar in content, difficulty and format to the actual tests. This is an excellent predictor of how you may perform on the official tests. After completing GED Ready, staff will meet with you to discuss your scores and make recommendations.


To be eligible for GED Ready, students must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Officially withdrawn from high school (only if you are 18)
  • Attend an Adult Basic Skills/GED orientation and receive qualifying scores (Contact our office to schedule an appointment.)

Supplemental Instruction for the GED

This math class is designed to review math skills needed for the GED test and will provide instruction in number sense and operations, data analysis, algebra, geometry, and test-taking strategies.


To be eligible for Supplemental Instruction for the GED, students must

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be officially withdrawn from high school (only if you are 18).
  • Attend an Adult Basic Skills GED orientation (Contact our office to schedule an appointment.)
  • Have achieved a qualifying score on the GED Ready.
  • Have been recommended by an instructor.

Official GED Test

AACC is a certified official testing location; however you must register through the GED Testing Service.

For details about testing dates, locations and costs, visit the Maryland Department of Labor or the GED Testing Service.

Funding for this Program

The total cost of this project is $683,144, of which 45% ($307,575) is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, 35% ($236,065) is funded through the Maryland Department of Labor and 20% ($139,504) is supported by Anne Arundel Community College.


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