Earn Your GED!


Class information

This class, for students who are native English speakers but do not hold a high school diploma, as well as those adults who are too advanced for or have graduated our ESL Classroom program, will meet twice a week to prepare students to take the GED exam (the equivalent to a US high school graduation diploma).

Class Location:
White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Class Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

How do I take this class?

To take this class, you must attend registration on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6:00pm, at the White Oak Community Center (1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904).

Please note:

  • Please arrive on time.

  • Registration and testing is 3 hours and you must stay for the entire time.

  • If you arrive after testing has started, you will not be admitted.

  • Space is limited. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Children are not allowed at testing or in class.

  • You can only register for one class per session.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and live or work in Maryland.

  • LCMC's GED Program is unable to provide services to F-1 and J-1 visa holders.

Is this class right for me?

This class is for those native English speakers who for any reason did not complete high school, as well as for learners (age 18 or up) who have graduated our Classroom program, but do not hold credentials considered equivalent to US high school graduation standards, the ESL Classroom program is offering a General Education Diploma (GED) preparation class.

Please note: For non-native speakers of English, obtaining your GED is considered, in the United States, equivalent to graduating from a US high (secondary) school. Whether you have a college degree but your secondary/high school graduation credentials from outside the US are not accepted by US standards, or you are advanced in your English but did not or have not yet completed high school, this class will prepare you for the GED exam.


This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, State of Maryland (DLLR), the Montgomery County Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), andMontgomery County Government. A special thank you to Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, our community partners, and the Literacy Council of Montgomery County's many individual and organizational contributions.