Ged vs High School Diploma

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What is a GED?
GED stands for General Educational Development. It is a high school equivalent.

What is a High School Diploma?
A high school diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school.

Why was GED created?
Originally, the GED was implemented during World War II. It was meant to be an opportunity for veterans whose service prevented them from completing high school. Later they opened this opportunity up for civilians.

Getting into college?
15% of persons with a GED got in to collage compare to the 65% who got in because of thier high school diploma.

If one got his or her GED, getting an assosiate degree as well would equal the playing field between a high school dimploma and someone who has GED.

What is an assosiate degree?
A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies.

Time consumption
Most persons are able to complete there High School Dimploma in a matter of 2 years. On the other hand GED is a seven hour test based on 5 areas.

What are the five areas?
The five areas include Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathimatics, Reading and Science.

What does the GED test consist of?
Multiple choice and an essay.

Age for GED?
One could get there GED anytime after age 16 in most places.

Getting a job?
Most employers do not care if you have a GED rather then a high school diploma. They just look at rather you have your grade 12 rather it be a high school equivilant or finished high school.

Wich one to choose?
If you plan on going to college for years a person should get there high school diploma so that they may have a higher chance of getting into that college. If one is just planning on working and not going to college a GED could be best suited for you. Note that an employer will look at your working skills you bring to the table and not wether you have a GED or high school.

Fun fact
GED is commonly known as standing for Genereal Education Diploma when actuallly this is incorrect. GED actually stands for General Educational Development.


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