Can Someone EXPLAIN The Process of Getting a GED and How Long It takes?

Getting GED


I personally want the answers by some one who actually Got their GED instead of a high school diploma..

Does getting a GED instead of a high school diploma make you look Stupid?

What is the point of a GED anyway?

I heard that it makes u graduate faster, which i need because i feel so behind, I’m almost 17 and lacking more then 10 credits, I am suppose to be graduating next year but cant.

How and Where do u earn your GED?
How much does it cost?
ALSO DO U NEED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CREDITS in order to start
getting your GED, if so how much credits?

(by the way im talking all about GED vs. a Highschool Diploma, not a college diploma, I’m talking about HIGHSCHOOL)

Where I live GED and HS Diploma are the same thing. I myself flunked out of high school, but went back and took the courses I needed and got my GED. It took me about two months because I decided to do double the work in about half the time. Depending on where you live your GED can cost nothing, or you may have to buy your own books(I had to put a deposit down for my books and got the deposit back.)I was on independent study/Adult Education because I was 18 years of age at the time. First I suggest talking with your guidence counselor and asking them where you can go, and how long it should take. I don’t think that having a GED makes you look stupid. Once I graduated I went directly into college and had a 3.45 my first semester, so far my GPA has remained at around a 3.0. I also got a job during my second semester, and they really didn’t care whether it was a GED or Diploma, they just cared about what I did afterwards. having a GED shouldn’t keep you from employment or colleges, although I’d suggest going to a community college for a year or two just to have the college expereience and to get college credits. the point of a GED is basically the same point as a diploma…it is just to show that you can do high school level work and that you have graduated from the high school level. it does not make you, "stupid" unless you see yourself as "stupid." I see myself as being "smarter" and better educated than before I decided to get my act together. I had the choice of not getting my GED but I decided to do so, because I wanted to move on in life and go to college. Talk to your guidence counselor or academic advisor(or whatever kids have these days…a lot has changed in 3 years so I’m not sure what you kids have these days.)and ask them your questions, that’s what I did.


4 Responses to “Can Someone EXPLAIN The Process of Getting a GED and How Long It takes?”

  1. charlene_mueller — November 7, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    Call your local community college. When I got mine it cost $65 and it was a three day test. If your that far in high school it shouldn’t be too hard. Be aware there are places that if you have a GED they require you to have so many college hours as well to work there. But really I think you should stay in high school and finish up, you can also take summer school and might graduate late, I have seen where a GED doesn’t get you as far as a real bona-fide diploma.
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  2. crazzyloo2chris — November 7, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    GED-general equivalency diploma….Contact your city/county local adult education classes and find out when they will hold the next session for a GED class. Once you know that you can register to take the pre-classes and schedule a test. Employers colleges, etc. recognize a GED as the exact same as a high school diploma and it’s a good idea to have one because you can get scholarships to college or higher pay in the working world. It took me about two weeks to take my classes and test and about one additional week to get the results. Mine cost me 50 bucks to take the classes and test itself
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  3. italianhoneygirl — November 7, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    I CAN DEFINETLY HELP U HERE..LOL..IM 21 I TRYED HIGH SHOOL AND IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH WORK AT ONCE..SO I TRYED GETTIN MY GED..THE FIRST COUPLE PLACES I WENT HELPED ME ALOT..BUT WAS TAKING TOO LONG 4 SOME REASON..SO I FOUND A REAL GOOD COLLEGE IN MY AREA WHO HAD A REAL GOOD GED CLASS..ALL I HAD TO DO WAS TAKE A FEW PRE TESTS AND SCORE A CERTAIN SCORE HIGH ENOUGH ..THEN PAY $50 TO TAKE THE GED TEST AND I PASSED THE FIRST TIME..I THOUGHT IT WAS GOIN 2 BE HARDER BUT ITS KINDA LIKE FCAT AND STUFF WHERE U HAVE MULTIPLE CHOICE AND HAVE TO WRITE ONE ESSAY..AND A GED IS NOW EQUQL TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA(MIGHT ONLY BE IN FL THOUGH, NOT SURE) I DONT THIN U NEED ANY CREDITS TO START WORKIN TORWARD A GED..I DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN YEAR WITH LIKE 4 CREDITS OR SUMTHIN SO..ANY MORE QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO WRITE ME..
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  4. Shannon A — November 7, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Where I live GED and HS Diploma are the same thing. I myself flunked out of high school, but went back and took the courses I needed and got my GED. It took me about two months because I decided to do double the work in about half the time. Depending on where you live your GED can cost nothing, or you may have to buy your own books(I had to put a deposit down for my books and got the deposit back.)I was on independent study/Adult Education because I was 18 years of age at the time. First I suggest talking with your guidence counselor and asking them where you can go, and how long it should take. I don’t think that having a GED makes you look stupid. Once I graduated I went directly into college and had a 3.45 my first semester, so far my GPA has remained at around a 3.0. I also got a job during my second semester, and they really didn’t care whether it was a GED or Diploma, they just cared about what I did afterwards. having a GED shouldn’t keep you from employment or colleges, although I’d suggest going to a community college for a year or two just to have the college expereience and to get college credits. the point of a GED is basically the same point as a diploma…it is just to show that you can do high school level work and that you have graduated from the high school level. it does not make you, "stupid" unless you see yourself as "stupid." I see myself as being "smarter" and better educated than before I decided to get my act together. I had the choice of not getting my GED but I decided to do so, because I wanted to move on in life and go to college. Talk to your guidence counselor or academic advisor(or whatever kids have these days…a lot has changed in 3 years so I’m not sure what you kids have these days.)and ask them your questions, that’s what I did.
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