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Diploma Programs

There are two ways you can earn your High School diploma at Meriden Adult Education. Students may enter either program if they are officially withdrawn from school. No diploma can be awarded before the student's regular high school class graduation date. Talk to a guidance counselor to see which way is best for you.

General Education Development Diploma (GED®) Preparation

  • Applications for the GED® exam are available at the College and Career Readiness Center, 191 Pratt Street Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
  • You must apply in person with a photo ID. There is a $13.00 application fee (cashier's check or money order only) for persons 21 years and older (veterans and individuals under 21 are exempt). Proof of age and Connecticut residency must be presented.
  • All applicants are urged to take the GED® Practice Examination to discover any areas where they may benefit from free GED® Preparation classes.
  • Spanish GED® Preparation is available in the evenings. Call 203-237-0602 for more information.
  • GED® Preparation classes are available in reasoning through language arts, literature, mathematics, social studies and science. Call 203-237-0602 for schedule and locations.
  • Accommodations for the GED® Test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, contact the Guidance Counselor at 203-237-0602 ext 2555.

High School Credit Diploma

  • Graduates of this program earn a Meriden Board of Education Diploma.
  • Free classes are available to adults, age 17 and older, who are officially withdrawn from school.
  • The High School Credit Diploma Program is located at the College and Career Readiness Center at 191 Pratt Street. The Center is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Students wishing to obtain a Meriden High School Diploma may take classes at any time during the day or evening. Options for earning credit include scheduled class time and on-line courses. Counselors are available to assist in developing a schedule to suit each student's individual needs. For more information call 203-237-0602.
  • Twenty credits are needed for graduation. Students may transfer credits from any accredited public, private or parochial school. Credit for formal, documented training from the military or industry is available.
  • Career, educational and personal counseling services are available.
  • Registration and testing for classes must be completed before classes begin. Call 203-237-0602 for an appointment.


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Meriden Connecticut adult education programs, including GED® programs, English as a second language (ESL) classes, continuing education and US citizenship application assistance. Meriden Adult Ed services Meriden, Wallingford and Cheshire CT.
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