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GED & High School Completion

Three ways to earn your GED/High School Diploma and they're all FREE!

Contact Your Local Adult Programs Office

Willimantic Area: 860-423-2591
Danielson Area: 860-779-3770
Email: aded@eastconn.org
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GED logo blueGED – General Education Development equivalency test

This free GED prep program helps you prepare to take 4 subject tests that, once passed, earn you a high school diploma. The State of Connecticut awards the diploma.

Currently, EASTCONN GED preparation classes are taught virtually using a variety of technology tools and programs as well as small group classes. This remote learning is complemented with individualized tutoring and support offered on-site and through the phone. Additional on-site workshops include a Technology Bootcamp, a Distance Learning Orientation, and a Learning Lab. Qualified students can apply to our technology loan program for a long-term loan of a Chromebook or iPad in order to pursue their diploma.

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Credit Diploma Program

This free program counts and automatically transfers your previous hometown high school credits. The program only requires 20 credits for you to graduate. Choose from traditional classes, classes online or independent study. Graduates receive an EASTCONN adult high school diploma.

Currently, EASTCONN Credit Diploma (CDP) classes are taught virtually using a variety of technology tools and programs as well as small group classes. This remote learning is complemented with individualized tutoring and support offered on-site and through the phone. Additional on-site workshops include a Technology Bootcamp, a Distance Learning Orientation, and a Learning Lab. Qualified students can apply to our technology loan program for a long-term loan of a Chromebook or iPad in order to pursue their diploma. Please note that the 20-credit graduation requirement will likely increase to a required 25 credits for students who enroll after June 2021, pending a state legislative decision.

NEDPLogoNational External Diploma Program

Through this free program, you demonstrate your high school-level skills and the ways you have applied them in real-life situations. Then, we work with you to evaluate your reading, writing, math and workforce-readiness skills. Instead of taking classes, you meet with an EASTCONN Advisor/Assessor who assigns you individual tasks that will help you earn your diploma. Graduates receive an EASTCONN adult high school diploma.

Currently, EASTCONN National External Diploma (NEDP) students meet with their advisor in either a virtual or on-site office space. NEDP students also have access to on-site or virtual individualized tutoring and support. Additional on-site workshops include a Technology Bootcamp, a Distance Learning Orientation, and a Learning Lab. Qualified students can apply to our technology loan program for a long-term loan of a Chromebook or iPad in order to pursue their diploma.

“I would like to thank the Adult Education Program for all the things I have learned since starting here ... Without [your staff members] help I would have never been able to do this. It has been 30 years since I went to high school and coming to EASTCONN I am so much happier and comfortable with all the great people that work there. I would recommend anyone to attend there.” Belinda Warrender, GED student

Once you've completed High School, then what? We can help!

Did you know that the more you increase your education, the more you increase your earning potential? Our goal is to help our students and graduates successfully move into a variety of post-secondary educational or training programs. EASTCONN Transitions program is free of charge to all Adult Education students and graduates. Let our Transition Coaches assist you in finding a training program or college that is right for you.

Are you 17 to 24 years-old and want to complete high school and start on a career path?

Our free J.E.T. (Jobs, Education, Training) program might be for you! Click here to learn more about J.E.T.

Students: Click here to fill out a form and get started today!

 

It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law. 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any program, activity, or GED test please contact a guidance counselor at 860-423-2591 for assistance. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at (860) 807-2110.

EASTCONN is in compliance with CT General Statutes Sec 10-73 (a)(c) and does not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the mandated program areas.