The Adult Education Program

General Education Development (GED®) Preparation

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

Our GED® Preparation classes are small and offer a review of writing, social studies, science, reading and math so that you can pass the GED® test and earn a Maryland High School Diploma.

To enroll in a GED® Preparation class, you must be at least 16 years old, officially withdrawn from high school, and attend an orientation session, where you will be given a placement test. Attendance at orientation is required.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

(Late Spring sessions classes begin May 2014)

ABE/GED Daytime Orientations - FCC's Main Campus
Conference Center/Bldg E, Rm E124 at 9:00 AM

(*note different location)
Thursday, March 20
Monday, March 24
Thursday, April 3
Tuesday, April 15 *H202

ABE/GED Evening Orientations - FCC's Main Campus
Conference Center/Bldg E, Rm E124 at 6:30 PM

(*note different location)
Wednesday, March 19
Monday, March 24
Wednesday, April 2
Thursday, April 3
Tuesday, April 15 *H202
Wednesday, April 16 *H202

OFF SITE ORIENTATIONS (for classes at these locations):
Wednesday, March 5 - Brunswick Library, 5:30 pm
Monday, April 7 - Brunswick Library, 5:30 pm
Friday, March 7 - Business & Employment Center, 9:00 am
Friday, April 11- Business & Employment Center, 9:00 am
Tuesday, April 8 -Thurmont Library, 10:15 am
(please only pick one to attend)

Note: Please only attend off campus orientation, if you are interested in attending classes at that location.


  • Orientations are given in two parts. The dates for part one are listed above. The dates for part two will be given at the first session.
  • Weekday orientations will last approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Weekend (Sat.) orientations combines part 1 & 2 and may last up to 5 hours.
  • NO children are allowed at Orientations.
  • Space is limited by location. Please arrive early to ensure a spot.
  • There is no need to register for Orientations.

    FCC's Main Campus: 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD
    FCC's Monroe Building: 200 Monroe Ave, Frederick, MD
    Frederick High School: 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701
    Thurmont Regional Library: 76 East Moser Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
    Frederick's Business and Employment Center: 5340 Spectrum Dr, Suite A, Frederick MD
    Mount St Mary's University: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg MD 21727
    Frederick Rescue Mission: 419 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701
    Brunswick Library: 915 North Maple Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716
    Monocacy Middle School: 8009 Opossumtown Pike (Across from FCC), Frederick, MD 21702
    The Bernard Brown Community Center, 629 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

    After earning your diploma, we recognize your achievement at an annual ceremony where family and friends celebrate your success, and county and college officials offer their congratulations.

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