What should I do after getting my GED?

Getting GED


I got my GED a couple years ago, and was able to get a job shortly after. Now I’m interested in continuing my education, but I have no idea where to start?

I don’t know exactly what I’m supposed to do after getting my GED, that is, I don’t know how to go about applying for schools or what other tests I need to take or anything. What should I be doing?

I would go ahead and begin studying for the SAT. Take the SAT within a few months, then apply to a four-year university. Getting a bachelor’s degree will be EXTREMELY valuable for your career progression, regardless of what you want to do. Many employers use it as a minimum for hiring.

If you don’t feel you’d get into a four-year university right away, apply to a local community college and then transfer to a four-year school. Community colleges are also much cheaper — tuition everywhere is skyrocketing, especially in this horrible economy. It is tough to get a college education even if you wanted to because of the financial constraints.

But, big picture answer to your question — I say go for a four-year degree from a well-known university (this is key, employers want to see quality). You won’t regret it. Pick a field that really interests you. Good luck!


3 Responses to “What should I do after getting my GED?”

  1. cdela12345 — January 23, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    I would go ahead and begin studying for the SAT. Take the SAT within a few months, then apply to a four-year university. Getting a bachelor’s degree will be EXTREMELY valuable for your career progression, regardless of what you want to do. Many employers use it as a minimum for hiring.

    If you don’t feel you’d get into a four-year university right away, apply to a local community college and then transfer to a four-year school. Community colleges are also much cheaper — tuition everywhere is skyrocketing, especially in this horrible economy. It is tough to get a college education even if you wanted to because of the financial constraints.

    But, big picture answer to your question — I say go for a four-year degree from a well-known university (this is key, employers want to see quality). You won’t regret it. Pick a field that really interests you. Good luck!
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  2. Chelss — January 23, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Go talk to a counselor at your local community college.
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  3. meeomyo — January 23, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    First go to a junior college if you want to get a bachelors degree or above. Find one who has credits transferable to a regular college or university.Take as many of the required basics ( like math and English etc.) it is cheaper to do it that way. Go to a local college the in state tuition is also cheaper in the state you live in usually. However if you want a trade look into trade schools. Find a field that you like that has the best job prospects. I got my AAS in a field that was flooded and it was a waste of time. My daughter found a field she likes and will actually better her employment prospects when she gets her BS degree next year.
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