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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 Orientations

GED and NEDP Orientations are available at the following locations:

  • CSM Leonardtown Campus
  • CSM Prince Frederick Campus
  • Appeal Elementary School, Lusby, MD
  • Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD

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GED Ready Assessments

GED Ready Assessments available at the following locations:

  • CSM Leonardtown Campus
  • CSM Prince Frederick CampusESL Orientations

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ESL Orientations

ESL Orientations available at the following locations:

  • Lexington Park Library
  • Great Mills High School Library

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Contact us for next available dates: email adulted@csmd.edu or call 240-725-5473 in St. Mary's County or 443-550-6149 in Calvert County.