Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Do you need to earn a high school diploma and are at least 18 years or older?

Harford Community College offers FREE Adult Basic Education I (ABE) literacy classes, ABE II basic skills, or PreGED® review classes. With the help of supportive teachers and volunteers, you will be able to work at your speed to meet your goals. Day and evening ABE classes meet twice a week at Harford Community College. For information, call 443-412-2616.

To enroll in our Adult Basic Education reading, writing and math classes, attend one of the free advising sessions. The advising sessions will start promptly at the scheduled time.


The GED® exam can be taken at the Pearson Vue Test Center located in Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College. For more information, call 443-412-2406 or email

For more information about the GED® test, visit


Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays: 10am-3pm,
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11am-3pm
Saturdays (1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month): 10am-3pm

Pearson Vue entry site (to register for an exam)


*Please note that a new online Health Screening Questionnaire must be submitted each time you plan to come to campus. All students, employees, vendors, and visitors must fill out this online Health Screening Questionnaire* prior to coming to campus. Once the questionnaire is completed and you are cleared to come to campus, you will receive a confirmation number. This must be presented when you arrive at your screening site. A screening site will be available at Edgewood Hall. Should there be an issue with your Health Screening Questionnaire, you will not be allowed on campus and will be instructed what further steps should be taken. Please be aware, you are scheduled to take an exam at Pearson VUE test center that requires a face mask be worn while testing per local government requirements for operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not able to provide testing services to those without a face mask, nor are we able to supply face masks to candidates. Seating and availability are limited from nine workstations to six in order to permit adequate and safe social distancing between testing candidates.

Workshop to Improve Your Success in Education (Tools for Success)

Students have the opportunity to prepare themselves as they start Adult Basic Education courses and work towards a Maryland High School diploma. In the workshop, students will learn how to set Specific, Measurable, Action, Relevant, Time-bound (SMART) goals. Students will establish goal action plans as well as develop the skills in note-taking and study strategies to be successful in class and work towards obtaining their GED®. The workshop meets 90 minutes a week for four weeks while students build learning communities to help each other navigate the demands of being a student and balance their lives. For more information, call 443-412-2115 or email