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How to Get a GED in Maryland

If you live in Maryland, the External Diploma Program is another option. 

The GED consists of 4 subjects: 

The GED test is delivered exclusively on computer.

If you have more questions about the GED, contact Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services.

Can I take the GED? Am I eligible?

In Maryland, you can take the GED if you: 

  • are NOT currently enrolled in high school,
  • are NOT a high school graduate,
  • are a resident of Maryland, and
  • have been officially withdrawn from traditional high school for at least three months.

How to Sign Up

The Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center has information on Testing Centers and pricing.

GED Testing in Maryland has information on test preparation, test center locations, accommodations, pricing and more. Also check Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Studying for the GED


GED Classes

Find a GED preparation class using the Directory of Maryland Adult Education Programs

Maryland Online GED Preparation Classes.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the U.S. Department of Education now offer a GED preparation class available on the Web. To enroll in the online GED preparation program, you must be:

  • A Maryland resident,
  • At least 18 years of age,
  • Officially out of school,
  • Able to demonstrate skills appropriate for the online curriculum by pre-testing in math and reading at your local Adult Education program.
  • Committed to submitting at least 6 assignments and studying 5-6 hours per week.

Taking these online classes allows you to work at your own pace and prepare for all GED tests.

There are also in-person Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED preparation classes offered in Baltimore City. Ask your librarian for information about GED preparation classes and organizations in your area.

Where to take the GED test

There are testing centers throughout the state of Maryland. 

If You Need More Help

Chat with a librarian 24/7 through Maryland AskUsNow! Contact us through our Ask A Librarian Service, call (410) 396-5430, or write:

Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201