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Am I eligible to take Adult Basic Skills/GED Test Preparation Classes?

 You are eligible to take Adult Basic Skills/GED® Test Preparation classes if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are officially withdrawn from high school
  • Have attended an Adult Basic Skills orientation

What does GED stand for?

 General Educational Development

How can I earn my high school diploma?

 There are three ways Maryland residents can earn their high school diploma:

 1) Graduate from high school

 2) Take and pass all four GED tests

 3) Successfully complete the National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

What does it cost to take the actual GED exam?

Visit for registration and scheduling information.

Do you teach people to read?

No. We refer those who cannot read to the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council. Students must be able to read independently, write and have basic math skills to enroll in classes.


We're here to help.

Adult Basic Skills

ABS Office