Adult Basic Education / GED® Program
The BCCC Adult Basic Education (ABE) Department is a leader in helping adults achieve functional literacy and important life skills. The BCCC is the largest provider of literacy services in Baltimore City.
The Basic Skills Preparation Program provides reading, writing, and math preparation for individuals who are not academically ready to enroll in a GED® Test Preparation class. During this time, classes are being offered online.
Before you can register for our free GED® Test Preparation or Basic Skills (Pre GED®) course, you must be assessed to determine your appropriate placement level. Attend an information session to learn about the testing and registration process.
Taking the ABE/GED ® Exam
The ABE/GED ® program is provided at no cost to you. You must be at least 18 years of age to enroll.
Learn more about getting started:
Students should plan to arrive at the BCCC Harbor Campus at 710 E. Lombard Street at the times indicated below. Walk in, no appointment needed. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing procedures. The testing process takes 4 hours to complete. However, we strongly suggest dividing the exam into two days to maximize your score results.
Monday - Arrive between 9:00 am and noon.
Tuesday - Arrive between 9:00 am and noon.
Wednesday - Arrive between 9:00 am and noon.
Thursday - Arrive between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Testing center closed
Director of Adult Basic Education and Literacy Services
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Baltimore City Community College