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

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