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Old 05-11-07, 03:54 PM   #1
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Does anyone here have a G.E.D.?

I think I might have to get one.

I'm not talking about this: =/
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o rly?

Does it cost anything?
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It's different per state, but it's an initial fee for the 5 tests and then a smaller fee for retesting.

In California looks like it's 95$ initially to take it.

http://www.adultschool.seq.org/html%...ts/GED_QAs.htm
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It's different per state, but it's an initial fee for the 5 tests and then a smaller fee for retesting.

In California looks like it's 95$ initially to take it.

http://www.adultschool.seq.org/html%...ts/GED_QAs.htm
Dang, that's like a whole friggin' paycheck for me. >.<
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Well what state are you in? It's alot cheaper in other states. Plus it seems to have almost doubled since I took it. Why are you having to take the GED?
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Well what state are you in? It's alot cheaper in other states. Plus it seems to have almost doubled since I took it. Why are you having to take the GED?
New York State.

I lack the motivation required to get a 102% in the fourth quarter of Studio Art, and there's not enough hours in a day to get the 300 hours I need for the Co-op school-to-work program I'm in.

I need all of this to pass my (second) senior year.

I also have to work during the summer, or else my mom is going to kick me out of the apartment, so no Summer School for me.

Besides, Summer School = $142-$160 per class, and I need two classes.
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Edit: that's wrong, one sec, looking for the actual fee. (I can't find the actual fee )

Ask your guidance counselor about it, she can probably push you in the right direction.

California just sucks, that's why they are robbing people blind. Plus in Ca there are tons of people who lack english comprehension taking the GED in droves, that's the main crowd that's taking the GED in Ca. I lacked the fortitude and hard work ethic to finish my senior year, if the NY GED is anything like Ca I can tell you it's very easy. You need like a 410 to pass and I had an average of 300+ the required score.

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yes i have it as well. very easy to pass. im in illinois and i passed it in the 97th percentile, which was good i thought, but basically an easy test, if you are somewhat smart. and in illinois they offer a pre-test, which is good, because it shows you what to expect in the real one, it costs money i think, but cheap. then there are even classes to take to help you better yourself in any given subject that you lacked in for the pre test, classes are also cheap. i recommend you at least take the pre test.
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As long as the G.E.D. is considered a "test", I'll do just fine.

The only good thing I have going in school is my 94% test average (including Midterms and Finals), that's with no studying or review at all, ever.
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As long as the G.E.D. is considered a "test", I'll do just fine.

The only good thing I have going in school is my 94% test average (including Midterms and Finals), that's with no studying or review at all, ever.
I don't mean to sound condescending, but do you never do any homework ever, or what? I did about half my homework, got A's on the tests and passed high school with a 3.5 GPA. What's the deal?
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I don't mean to sound condescending, but do you never do any homework ever, or what? I did about half my homework, got A's on the tests and passed high school with a 3.5 GPA. What's the deal?
I know the stuff, I just don't care who else does. =/

I believe there are better things to do than regurgitate the same things they taught me four years ago, or that which I have already learned through my constant, incessant reading of everything.
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in ny they have whats called a home study program...where you get an actual high school diploma instead of a ged by completing 5 task booklets and then taking a test at the end...the whole process takes about 6 weeks.
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in ny they have whats called a home study program...where you get an actual high school diploma instead of a ged by completing 5 task booklets and then taking a test at the end...the whole process takes about 6 weeks.
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Really?

That's like the University of Phoenix of High School Diplomas.

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no it was for one of two local high schools in my area...and you attend the graduation ceremony just like you graduated the normal way
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some people get by on a bachelors degree...truth is you cant do much with a bachelors degree but flip burgers and learn to make a mocha cappachino in ny...but my Mecp certification will get me a job anywhere

I have friends who completed 4 years of college and are the same age as me and they make half the money I do. education...nolonger guarantees you a good job. its just a leg up over the hurdle.
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Hmm. What do you think you're going to have to do to get the G.E.D.?
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some people get by on a bachelors degree...truth is you cant do much with a bachelors degree but flip burgers and learn to make a mocha cappachino in ny...but my Mecp certification will get me a job anywhere

I have friends who completed 4 years of college and are the same age as me and they make half the money I do. education...nolonger guarantees you a good job. its just a leg up over the hurdle.
Major difference between not having a bachelors and not having a H.S. diploma.
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Hmm. What do you think you're going to have to do to get the G.E.D.?
At least I don't have to do it for another four years.
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some people get by on a bachelors degree...truth is you cant do much with a bachelors degree but flip burgers and learn to make a mocha cappachino in ny...but my Mecp certification will get me a job anywhere

I have friends who completed 4 years of college and are the same age as me and they make half the money I do. education...nolonger guarantees you a good job. its just a leg up over the hurdle.
Yeah, a degree doesn't guarantee anything, I like to call it more of an expensive prequalification...
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I know the stuff, I just don't care who else does. =/

I believe there are better things to do than regurgitate the same things they taught me four years ago, or that which I have already learned through my constant, incessant reading of everything.
I strongly encourage you to finish your high school degree at any cost. Economic studies have shown that a GED has less earning power than a traditional diploma - and the earning power of just a high school diploma is not all that much compared to 2 or 4 year college degrees.

I'll bet that very few future employers are going to be interested in the reasons why you couldn't finish school. When you apply for a job against high school and college graduates, is the potential employer going to think "hey I like this guy becuase he thought there were better things to do, so instead of finishing school he did them."
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some people get by on a bachelors degree...truth is you cant do much with a bachelors degree but flip burgers and learn to make a mocha cappachino in ny...but my Mecp certification will get me a job anywhere

I have friends who completed 4 years of college and are the same age as me and they make half the money I do. education...nolonger guarantees you a good job. its just a leg up over the hurdle.
You should check out this report: http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p23-210.pdf because it may help you see the long-term consequences of the choices you are about to make.

I believe that the average person who has a bachelor's degree will make almost ONE MILLION more dollars over his lifetime when compared to the average high school only graduate.

From: http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa072602a.htm
"...over an adult's working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelor's degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master's degree, $2.5 million."
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At least I don't have to do it for another four years.
I thought you were a senior. How many more times were you planning on repeating?
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