GED Testing

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La Plata Campus
Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 114

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Coordinator

Lee Desmarais, Testing Center Manager


Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Room 109

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 102

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager

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The GED Test is a four-part exam which measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.  The test is administered via computer through Pearson Vue and is available at all campuses of the College of Southern Maryland.   Currently, the State of Maryland is offering a discount rate of $11.25 per test module. Upon successful completion of the GED test, you will be awarded a Maryland High School Diploma by the State Board of Education.  Click here to schedule your GED.

GED testers looking for test preparation can find it in a number of places. 

  • GED Preparation at the College of Southern Maryland
    • AAA-6340 (GED Preparation) is an on-line, non-credit course which will help individuals prepare for the GED test.  There is a course fee.  This course is offered through CSM's Community Education program and Ed2go.  Click here for more information.
  • The GED Marketplace provides GED Ready, the official practice test as well as study materials for purchase.  It also provides some free practice materials.
  • The Lifelong Learning Center in Charles County offers GED prep classes.  Call 301-753-1774 for more information.
  • The Adult Education program in Calvert County offers GED prep classes.  Call 410-535-7382 for more information.
  • The Adult Education program in St. Mary's county offers GED prep classes.  Call 301-475-0242, Ext. 28132.
  • The College of Southern Maryland now provides low/no cost Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED Preparation, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for St. Mary's County residents. Classes meet two times per week at various locations in St. Mary's County. These classes are small and learning is individualized to meet the needs of each student.

    Attend One of Our FREE Orientations:

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

    For more information, or to sign up for an orientation, contact Frazer Nelson at 240-725-5473 or email

Some websites which offer free practice materials are:

For questions about the GED program in Maryland, contact the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) at 410-767-0538 or go to