Upcoming Information Sessions


If you have questions like:

How can I get a high school diploma?
I'm terrible at math. How can I get help?
Who can study in the Adult Education program?
I want to take the GED® test. What should I study?


Attend an information session

Date/Time Room
Thursday, 5/7/20
9:00 am
FCC-Conference Center
Date/Time Room
Monday, 4/20/20
6:30 pm
FCC-Student Center
Tuesday, 4/28/20
6:30 pm
FCC-Student Center
Thursday, 4/30/20
6:30 pm
FCC-Student Center
Wednesday, 5/6/20
6:30 pm
FCC-Student Center
Date/Time Room
All sessions held at Frederick Community College, Main Campus (Bldg. E is Conference Center / Bldg. H is Student Center)
Adult Education Classes


The Adult Education program at FCC is a grant-funded program providing academic classes and other services to Maryland residents who do not have a high school diploma or who need a skills refresher for their jobs or continuing education. Students must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in public school.

Services include:

  • Assessment of academic skills
  • Classes at all levels, from basic skills through high school diploma preparation
  • College & career transition services
  • Employment support services
Earn your diploma

The State of Maryland Offers Two Diploma Options for Adults and Out-of-School Youth


Pass the GED® Test

Take and pass all four sections of the GED® test -- Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies -- to receive a Maryland high school diploma.

Complete the National External Diploma Program

Earn a traditional high school diploma through NEDP's innovative approach. If you qualify you can work from home, the library or wherever you have a computer. The program is flexible and confidential and can be completed in 6 to 12 months. Use the skills you've gained from life and experience to demonstrate your high school level skills.

Additional Resources

How to Get to Campus

Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21702, is located about an hour outside Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  The modern campus is just minutes off several well-traveled thoroughfares.

Important Information

Important Orientation Information

  • Orientation is required. Interested students must attend an orientation prior to enrolling in any Adult Education courses.
  • Orientations are free of charge; there is no need to schedule an appointment and pre-registration is not necessary.
  • Registration is a two-part process: Part One is completed at orientation. Applicants are then scheduled to return to complete Part Two at a later date.
  • An applicant's family members and friends are welcome to attend an orientation to assist with Part One of the registration process.
  • Please do not bring children to orientation. Childcare is NOT AVAILABLE at any orientation at any time.
  • Space is limited at orientations; please arrive early to ensure a spot.
  • Questions ? Call 240.629.7962 or email Adult Education.