Dr. Gottfried congratulates GED graduates on stage

The College of Southern Maryland now provides low/no cost Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED Preparation, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Classes meet two times per week at various locations in Calvert and St. Mary's counties. These classes are small and learning is individualized to meet the needs of each student.

The Maryland Adult National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is also offered in Calvert and St. Mary's counties. Students will meet once a week for a one-on-one appointment with an advisor. Students must attend orientation and receive a qualifying score on the assessment to enter the program. The Maryland Adult National External Diploma Program is a nationally recognized high school diploma option for adults, 18 and older. It is an alternative to the GED exam and is designed for adults who have developed high school level skills through life experience. NEDP measures academic as well as life skills through on-line, at-home assignments and work done in the center. The diploma is issued by the Maryland State Department of Education and is accepted by colleges and universities. Some colleges may require that adults meet additional admission standards.


Attend one of our FREE Orientations:

  • Receive information about classes held at sites throughout Calvert and St. Mary's counties.
  • Speak privately with an advisor about your educational needs and goals.
  • Sign up for classes.

For more information, email adulted@csmd.edu.  You may also call 240-725-5473 in St. Mary's County or 443-550-6149 in Calvert County.

GED and NEDP Orientation Schedule

CSM Leonardtown Campus

Building B, Room 214
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • December 16
  • January 20, 2017
  • February 24

CSM Prince Frederick Campus

PFA 216
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • January 7, 2017
  • March 4

Appeal Elementary School, Lusby, MD

Media Center
Mondays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • January 23, 2017
  • March 27

Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD

Library

  • January 17 and 18, 6:00 p.m.*
  • February 21 and 22, 6:00 p.m.*
  • March 20 and 21, 6:00 p.m.*
  • Call for future dates

*Students must attend both evenings.

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GED Ready Assessments

CSM Leonardtown Campus

Building A, Room 203
Fridays, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

  • December 2
  • December 16
  • January 13, 2017
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 12
  • May 26
  • June 9
  • June 23

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ESL Orientations

Lexington Park Library

Longfellow Room
Wednesdays, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

  • December 14
  • January 25, 2017
  • March 1
  • March 29

Great Mills High School Library

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • January 25, 2017
  • March 1
  • March 29

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