A Diploma Or A GED? Some Important Facts
Deciding whether or not to stay in school and finish your
diploma or to drop out and take your GED can be a rough choice.
There are a number of reasons you may choose either, but before
you make that essential decision, it is best to get all of the
facts about both options.
The eligibility for a GED is determined by your particular
state. You will need to do a bit of research to decide of you
fit your state's criteria. Moreover, you cannot be enrolled in a
high school to take the GED. You also cannot have graduated from
a high school. You have to be over the age of sixteen before you
can even consider the GED as an option. A GED will only be
awarded to you if you pass a number of tests within five
different academic subject areas. You must score at least a
sixty percent on each individual test before you will be
considered to have a passing grade. Chances are good that you
will have to spend some time studying to get your GED. The exams
take a total of seven hours, and you may need some preparation
to help you prepare for the test.
The laws regarding high school diplomas also vary from state to
state. Most states, though, require that you spend one to four
years in a high school environment. There is no minimum age
requirement, but most states say you have to earn your diploma
before you reach twenty-one years of age. The curriculum varies
from district to district, as do the course requirements. You
will have to complete the work that your district requires. You
will also have to complete the appropriate attendance
Deciding on a GED or a high school diploma is an individual
decision. Study the facts carefully before making your decision.
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