GED Prep

GED Prep Program

Hartford Public Library offers 2 different options for our GED Prep program:

  1. Zoom group classes with a teacher, 3 days a week, 2 hours each day.  This program requires students to do additional work outside of class time and to have regular attendance.  Additional one-on-one tutoring is available to all students on site at the downtown library.
  2. Independent learning using Essential Education computer software.  This route is appropriate for students who are very self-motivated and do not have a significant learning plan.  Students in this track are also be encouraged to seek one-on-one tutoring at the downtown library.

Students need to meet with a GED coach regularly to formulate a learning plan and assess progress. For more information about the GED Prep program please contact Teresa Campbell at

NOTE: The General Education Diploma (GED) is one of three options towards attaining a high school diploma in Connecticut.

To find out more information about the 3 options, please see below. 

Adult High School Credit Diploma

Adult High School Credit Diploma (AHSCD): Credits toward a local diploma are obtained through a prescribed plan that requires a minimum of 20 credits in academic and elective areas. Credits for work or military experience, independent study projects and online courses are additional ways to obtain credit.

General Education Diploma (GED)

General Educational Development (GED): Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and officially withdrawn from school for at least six months.

Students must pass 4 tests: Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

National External Diploma Program (NEDP): This program is designed for adults who have gained skills through life experiences and demonstrated competence in a particular job, talent or academic area. The NEDP is an online portfolio assessment program that offers no classroom instruction. An adult who successfully completes the portfolio assessment, as required, is awarded a high school diploma. 

Not sure which path is right for you? Click below to schedule an appointment for a consultation and assessment.