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.