The EDP is a self-paced program that is measured through take-home projects, interviews, and oral and written activities that are conducted through one-toone appointments with trained staff. There is a minimum score needed to qualify for this program and a cost of $200 to participate. The EDP is designed to give adults credit for what they have learned through life and work. Students must be motivated; have good reading, writing, and math skills; and be able to demonstrate knowledge in health, the work force, consumer awareness, citizenship, and environmental issues to earn 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 four to nine months. The time needed for students to prepare for the GED® test will vary according to skill level, motivation, and commitment.