What’s the difference between getting you High School Diploma and your GED?

Ohio GED


I have been homeschool sine I was in the like 10 years old and this year I’m a SENIOR in high school. I was homeschooled with different programs over the past years, but this time my parents are doing it themselves. If I would have stayed with a school I would have had to take the Ohio Graduation Test(ogt) to graduate. But this year how will I still get my GED? And what is the big difference between the two?

GED:
+ Pretty easy/quick test
+ Equivalent to a High School Diploma
+ Easily accepted into community college
+/- Depending on what university you plan on going to, they will accept you if you have high enough ACT/SAT scores
– People are associated with the stigma of being lazy/incompetent dropouts
– Can be a hassle when searching for a job (even though hirers aren’t suppose to be biased or prejudice)

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Lastly, your future plans may dictate whether to try for a GED or high school diploma. Many employers won’t care whether or not you have a GED or a high school diploma. Similarly, most community colleges have no problems admitting people with a GED instead of a high school diploma. If you want to go to a university or a four-year college, you may want to consider getting a high school diploma, or, if that is impossible, spending a year at a community college so you can demonstrate your academic skill to a college or a university. If you simply plan on going to work, your references, resume, and the job skills you bring to the table will be much more important than whether or not you have a GED or a high school diploma.


2 Responses to “What’s the difference between getting you High School Diploma and your GED?”

  1. T-Bone — January 19, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    not too much of a difference for you (as you were home schooled), but if you were a dropout – and came back to get a GED – it would look pretty gnarly on a resume.
    References :

  2. Broken Hearted '-( — January 19, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    GED:
    + Pretty easy/quick test
    + Equivalent to a High School Diploma
    + Easily accepted into community college
    +/- Depending on what university you plan on going to, they will accept you if you have high enough ACT/SAT scores
    – People are associated with the stigma of being lazy/incompetent dropouts
    – Can be a hassle when searching for a job (even though hirers aren’t suppose to be biased or prejudice)

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    Lastly, your future plans may dictate whether to try for a GED or high school diploma. Many employers won’t care whether or not you have a GED or a high school diploma. Similarly, most community colleges have no problems admitting people with a GED instead of a high school diploma. If you want to go to a university or a four-year college, you may want to consider getting a high school diploma, or, if that is impossible, spending a year at a community college so you can demonstrate your academic skill to a college or a university. If you simply plan on going to work, your references, resume, and the job skills you bring to the table will be much more important than whether or not you have a GED or a high school diploma.
    References :
    check these sites out Angel:
    http://distancelearn.about.com/od/virtualhighschools/a/diplomaorged.htm
    and http://adulted.about.com/cs/finishhighschool/a/finish_hschool.htm

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