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Adult High School Completion Programs

General Education Development (GED)  

The GED Test is offered only on computer and previous scores from the paper-based 2002 GED are no longer accepted. Learn more at GEDTesting Service  or Connecticut State Department of Education  

Free GED Study Resources at the Library   

  • Online GED Preparation Course i-Pathways  
    Must register in person at the Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street 
  • Online Practice Tests through LearningExpress Library  
  • Books and instructional DVDs  

GED Preparation Classes

Hartford Public Library
Barbour Branch

261 Barbour Street 

Classes meet 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
9:30 to 11:30 a.m

Open enrollment
Learn more: (860) 695-6349 or (860) 695-7400

Adult High School Credit Diploma Program(AHCDP)

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 may be additional ways to obtain credit.

Career Online High School Diploma Program 

Available free through Hartford Public Library. Limited scholarships available to qualified students. Learn more  

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

Designed for adults who have gained skills through life experiences. The NEDP is a portfolio assessment program that offers no classroom instruction (one-on-one).

Online High School Diploma (OHD)

Available free through U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps centers for young adults ages 17-24. 


FREE Adult Education Providers 

Hartford Adult Education (110 Washington St.)
Phone: 860-695-5872
* Serves Hartford residents only

Hartford Public Library, The AmericanPlace (500 Main St.)

Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc. (140 Woodland St.)
Phone: 860-527-0147 Ext. 267

Services in neighboring towns; free to residents only. 

Bloomfield Adult Education

East Hartford Adult and Continuing Education

New Britain Adult Education

Vernon Regional Adult Based Education
NOTE: Serves: Ashford, Bolton, Colchester, Coventry, East Windsor. Ellington, Glastonbury, Griswold, Mansfield, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, Wethersfield, Willington. 

West Hartford Continuing Education

Complete Directory of CT State Adult Education Providers