Welcome to the National External Diploma Program® (NEDP), where we change lives! The NEDP is a hands-on learning high school diploma program that allows adults and out-of-school youth to complete tasks that have real-world relevance to show high school-level skills. The NEDP is built upon the understanding that adults continue learning even after they leave school and honors the many ways they have gathered information by giving choices for how an assignment is completed. The NEDP offers subject areas that are cross-walked with the College and Career Readiness Standards for in-demand career and lifelong learning experiences recognizing that learners have different performance strengths.
It is in this spirit that the NEDP graduates are awarded a traditional high school, state-issued diploma to those who have successfully completed all the tasks.