GED Testing

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

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager

Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Supervisor

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

Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Supervisor

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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 or $45 for the entire battery of tests. Upon successful completion of the GED test, you will be awarded a Maryland High School Diploma by the State Board of Education. For questions about the GED program in Maryland, contact the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) at 410-767-0538 or go to   

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.

Adult Basic Education at the College of Southern Maryland

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 residents of Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties. Classes meet two times per week at various locations. 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 the tri-county area.
    • 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, click here, or email  You may also call 240-725-5473 in St. Mary's county, 443-550-6149 in Calvert county, or 301-539-4873 in Charles County.