Diploma Options for Adults


Earning a high school diploma is the first step towards getting a better job and furthering your education. 

Adults in Carroll County have two options for earning a high school diploma: passing the GED Tests or completing the National External Diploma Program.

Benefits of earning a high school diploma

  • According to the U.S. Census, high school graduates earned an average of $9,054 more than non-graduates in 2008.
  • High school graduates are less likely to be unemployed than non-graduates. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate for graduates was 8.3 percent compared with 12.4 percent for non-graduates.
  • High school graduates serve as role models for their children and their communities. 

If you are interested in earning your high school diploma, you are required to attend two three-hour orientation sessions where you will:

  • Meet other students and program staff
  • Learn more about the two diploma options
  • Complete reading and math assessments, which determine your placement
  • Meet with an advisor to create your schedule

Call 410-386-8630 or 1-888-221-9748 or send an e-mail to ged@carrollcc.edu to register for an upcoming session.

Read our graduate success stories.


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