National External Diploma Program - NEDP®
Career & Professional Development

National External Diploma Program - NEDP®

  • You’ve learned from life. Now get credit for it.

    With the National External Diploma Program (NEDP®) you can earn your high school diploma using skills you have learned in life in addition to using your book knowledge. The program uses real-life situations to verify your skills in problem solving, critical thinking, speaking, writing and computation.  

    Examples include:

    • reading a map
    • writing a letter to a potential employer
    • calculating loan interest
    • practicing comparison shopping
    • showing you have trade or occupational or home management skills
    • composing a resume

    In this self-paced program, you meet weekly with an adviser to demonstrate your skills and receive assignments. The program takes approximately 6-12 months to complete. Upon completion of the NEDP® you will be awarded a Maryland State High School Diploma. Find out more about NEDP® at

    Read our  graduate success stories.

  • Orientation

    Learn more about the program and assess your skills at one of our free orientation sessions. View our schedule to get started.

    Plan Your Career

    Career Navigator is available to current students and graduates of any Adult Education program.



To register, click here. Search for a course number. You can find the course number listed next to each class/camp time offered. Select the course, click Submit to complete registration form. 

For more information, call 410-386-8100 or fill out the form below.