Adult High School Diploma

The Adult High School Diploma program provides returning students the opportunity to complete the required courses to earn a High School Diploma. The distance learning courses are offered for the convenience and flexibility of working students. The program benefits students who did not complete high school and wish to attend college, pursue career advancement, enter the military, or gain the personal satisfaction of receiving their High School Diploma.

Edgecombe Community College’s Adult High School Diploma program is offered in conjunction with Edgecombe County Public Schools and awards fully accredited diplomas.
Interested individuals can receive more information by calling (252) 618-6561 (Rocky Mount) or (252) 618-6572 (Tarboro), emailing, or visiting one of our two campus locations.


Students who complete the Adult High School Diploma program may participate in ECC’s annual graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns may be purchased through the ECC Bookstore.

Graduation Requirements

Advising services are offered by the College and Career Readiness staff. Instructors provide new student orientation and follow up, and develop an individual study plan for each student.

Requirements for graduation include:

English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 4 credits
Health/Physical Education 1 credit
Electives 6 credits