I'm a teen mom, currently a Junior at a school that makes us work independently. I like it but I have never been good at school. I have been to 5 different schools in the last three years for one reason or the next and I'm just ready to get a job and get on with my life.
   I think that if I got my GED that I would take a year off to spend with my daughter and get a part time job to help save money. Then the fall of 2014 (the year after I turn 18) I'd start community college, go their for a two year interior design program and then maybe go onto a university.
   I'm just not sure if this is a good idea or not :l I really need to know the pro's and con's. I keep hearing that with your GED your less likely too get a good job and go to college...Is this true?
Hi Alicia,

  Great questions; it's so good that you have goals in mind. The GED is accepted by 98% of colleges and universities the same as a high school diploma. Especially community colleges will be highly likely to accept a GED. I did graduate high school (barely) and I went to community college first, then transferred to a state college. Nobody cares about my high school diploma, they just care about my college degrees. If you're serious about attending college, you shouldn't have to worry about whether you have a GED or a high school diploma.

   That being said, the GED should be looked at as a last resort. So if at all possible, I always recommend you finish high school.

   If the GED is something you're fairly set on, maybe consider contacting the schools you're interested in. Their admissions department will be able to answer your questions and tell you about their requirements.

I hope that helps, Alicia. Good luck!

Kirsten Thomas
GED Academy
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