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NEDP Program

Adult Education

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

The National External Diploma Program - NEDP is a High School diploma program for adults who qualify and have acquired their academic skills through life and work experiences and demonstrate what they have learned. NEDP measures academic and life skills, such as Reading, Critical Thinking, Oral Communications, Mathematics, Writing, Self Awareness, Consumer Awareness, Occupational Awareness, Scientific Awareness, and Social Awareness. The NEDP is offered by our educational partners, Literacy Volunteers of Southeastern Fairfield County in partnership with the Bridgeport Public Library, and the Mercy Learning Center (a women’s ONLY program). Candidates work independently while maintaining weekly appointments with their NEDP advisor/assessor. Diplomas are issued by the Bridgeport Adult Education Department.

The goal of this initiative is to help those candidates who need a secondary school diploma, but choose not to go through the traditional credit diploma classes or the GED program. Please contact:

Lisa Wolfeiler at Literacy Volunteers

Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
phone: (203) 576-7012 or (203) 576-7400 X403
Jane Ferreira at the Mercy Learning Center

637 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
phone: 203-334-6699