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State Standard Adult Diploma

What is the State Standard Adult Diploma?

  • The State Standard Adult Diploma is a new option for high school completion.  
  • It is a competency based diploma instead of a traditional credit based diploma.  This means that students have many ways to demonstrate completion of requirements including: previous education/training, testing, and projects.  
  • Upon completion, students receive a high school diploma from the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • State Standard Adult Diploma Information Sheet

How can Metro South help me get a diploma?

  • Metro South helps adult students who were not able to complete their high school education or pass the GED tests.
  • Students meet with a counselor to identify learning goals, verify previous educational experiences such as GED tests or high school classes, and develop a learning plan.
  • Students can take classes and complete projects at Metro South to complete their learning plans.  Some classes are available online.


  • Students must be at least 21 years old.
  • Students must get a qualifying score on a reading test at registration.
  • If the test score is not met, a student will be offered an alternative class to improve skills.
  • Students must attend at least 80% of their classes to stay enrolled.
  • $25 materials fee due at enrollment.

Day & Evening Options:

  • Monday - Thursday 9:15am - 3:45pm
  • Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm - 7:15pm

How can I sign up for classes?

  • The first step to getting started is to attend a registration session.
  • Please call 952-681-6170 to make an appointment.
  • Please bring your transcript and test records with you to registration or have them faxed to 952-681-6171 attention: Marni.
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