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External Diploma Program

What is the External Diploma Program?

The EDP is a self-paced program that is measured through projects and activities that are completed on a computer. Students must be self-motivated and learn independently, as there is no instructional component. Student work is reviewed through one­ to-one appointments with trained assessment staff. There is a minimum CASAS score needed to qualify for this program and a cost of $200 to participate.

How long will it take to get a diploma?

An assessment is given during orientation to determine the math and reading level of each potential student. Those who meet the cut-off score will have the option of preparing to take the GED® test or enroll in the EDP. Typical students complete the EDP in six to nine months. The time needed for students to prepare for the GED® test will vary according to skill level, motivation, and commitment.