GED Questions?

NYS GED


My daughter is sixteen and is bullied at school and can’t bare it anymore.

How old do you have to be to drop out in NYS (w. and w.o. parental consent)?

How old do you have to be to take the GED examination in New York State?

She is going to go to a community college after she gets this, then transfer to another school to get a bachelor’s. she is not doing this because she is lazy or a loser, she is just so run down because of drama. I know she couldn’t bare another year of it
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I read that another poster gave you the telephone numbers for NY. Please call them.

I’m sorry your daughter is being bullied, and she’s not the only one, probably dozens of others, and I hope you reported it, some school districts are being sued now, because they did nothing to stop it.

I live in Missouri, and used to teach GED classes. Passing a GED test is not easy. Many colleges and employers know that a GED is ‘just as good", perhaps better than some high school diplomas as far as "certification"of having a good general education.

Your plan is a good one. One hang-up is that, for example, in Missouri, they require a 6 month wait after "drop out" of HS date, and taking the test. This rule is applied to prevent hundreds of Junior and Seniors just dropping out, take the test and get a couple years head start on their peers in entering the job market, or going to college or trade school.

I’d recommend that during the six month or longer wait, that your daughter attend "free" GED classes, to learn what to expect on the tests and tone up her skills. Classes are normally smaller and in evenings. She could take a part-time day job to start raising money for colllege too, while doing this.

Good Luck.


4 Responses to “GED Questions?”

  1. kyle m — December 4, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    Not a bad idea get ged then go to trade school
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  2. brenda4ever — December 4, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    The GED Hotline

    The staff of the GED Testing Office is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am through 4:30 pm to assist callers with questions on a wide range of issues pertaining to GED Test administration in New York State, test policies and procedures, and any of the functions of the GED Testing Office. Please call (518) 474-5906 to speak with a customer service representative.

    Additionally, information concerning candidate status may be verified automatically on the GED Hotline if the candidate’s social security number and birth date are provided. This can be helpful when there is a need for instant verification of information

    GED Exam Eligibilities

    Must be a New York State resident for at least one month prior to testing date.

    Must be 19 years of age on the day of testing.

    Those who are 17 or 18 may be able to test with the following eligibilities and proper documentation:

    If they have been out of school for one full year (attachment B)

    If they are a member of a high school class that has already graduated (attachment B)

    If they are enrolled in an approved high school equivalency prep program (AHSEP) (attachment C)

    If they have been home schooled

    Compulsory school attendance age

    Currently, children in New York State are required to attend instruction, be it in a school or at home, from age 6 until age 16. This is the age range within which home educators must submit paperwork and assessments to their school districts. Also, state law allows school districts to raise the upper age limit from 16 to 17 for the students in their district. Only the New York City, Buffalo, and Brockport districts are known to have raised their age to 17.

    For years, state legislators have attempted to expand this age range. A number of bills have been introduced in recent years which would raise the upper limit from 16 to either 17 or 18 years, as well as decrease the lower limit from 6 to 5 years. Any expansion of the compulsory attendance age range would require home educators to file paperwork with their district for more years. It could also make it more difficult or impossible for 16- and 17-year-olds to get access to the GED exam in order to show high school equivalency.
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  3. Reg — December 4, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

    I live in ohio and down here we have a program called Life Skills for ages 16-21 years of age they use your credits from your High School everything is done on the computer you have some write but its easy.
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  4. Dave W — December 5, 2010 @ 12:30 am

    I read that another poster gave you the telephone numbers for NY. Please call them.

    I’m sorry your daughter is being bullied, and she’s not the only one, probably dozens of others, and I hope you reported it, some school districts are being sued now, because they did nothing to stop it.

    I live in Missouri, and used to teach GED classes. Passing a GED test is not easy. Many colleges and employers know that a GED is ‘just as good", perhaps better than some high school diplomas as far as "certification"of having a good general education.

    Your plan is a good one. One hang-up is that, for example, in Missouri, they require a 6 month wait after "drop out" of HS date, and taking the test. This rule is applied to prevent hundreds of Junior and Seniors just dropping out, take the test and get a couple years head start on their peers in entering the job market, or going to college or trade school.

    I’d recommend that during the six month or longer wait, that your daughter attend "free" GED classes, to learn what to expect on the tests and tone up her skills. Classes are normally smaller and in evenings. She could take a part-time day job to start raising money for colllege too, while doing this.

    Good Luck.
    References :

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