The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) provides a unique way for adults to earn a high school diploma. The program allows adults to demonstrate their high school level skills by applying their life experiences in real-life situations.NEDP awards a traditional high school diploma to adults who have acquired many of their high school level abilities through work, family, and community experiences.

This program is free to students who live or work in Hamden or the cooperating towns*. All other individuals are welcome and should call the adult education office for fee schedule. The NEDP is recommended for those at least 21 years of age. For information contact the Hamden Adult Education office at 203-773-9211 ext. 1139 or 203-407-2028.

*North Haven, Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge

Information Sessions

To be eligible for the program, you must attend one of the information sessions listed below:

  • Wednesday, September 12,  2018
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

All information sessions are held at 5:30 pm at the Keefe Learning Lab, 11 Pine Street, Hamden, CT. Call 773-9211 ext. 1139 for more information. Please plan on spending 2 hours that evening.


There are three routes to a high school diploma: the Adult High School, the GED Exam, and the External Diploma Program. To see which one is the best fit for you, check this comparison chart ›

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