If you’ve finally decided to get your GED. You have come to the right resource. The process of getting your GED is rather simple but there are some major pitfalls to avoid.
Let’s start with the common misconceptions or pitfalls for those looking to get their GED.
Wanting to do it all online
There are no shortage of companies and websites that entice you to complete your GED or high school diploma online and who could blame you for wanting this as an option? Not me! Everything is online, period. However, you should be certain that your state recognizes the institution that is offering the GED. Ever heard of diploma mills? Those companies that just churn out useless degrees for money? Ya, well they exist for GED programs too. So keep your eyes peeled.
Use our website to find resources available in your area so you don’t get swindled out of your time and money!
Not planning accordingly
GED testing and classes are not high school. The instructors do not care about your car troubles, kids being sick, grandma falling down, etc. If the test is schedule for Monday at 9am, you better be there prior to 9am. Most instructors will not allow late arrivals as they are usually not permitted to repeat instructions and will not interrupt a testing in progress just for you.
If it’s unavoidable that you’ll be late for a reason other people might be late such as detour, bad traffic, etc. see if you can call the office and make them aware and if multiple students are missing they may delay the start of the testing but it is very unlikely.
Starting and then Stopping
For some, this may be the first time you are truly on your own doing something. Nobody is going to call and ask why you didn’t make it to the test today. Nobody is going to give you detention. Nobody is going to care. You need to take care of you. You’re the only one who is in charge of getting your GED. You need to stick with it. It’s only a few tests and then doors begin to open in your professional life that just weren’t possible before.
Stick to it. Start and then cross that finish line. You’ll regret quitting the instant you do it.
Ok, are you ready? Let’s get started.
Follow the links on our website and we’ll take you by the hand and walk you through how your state conducts its GED programs and what is and is not available to you. I’m excited. You should be as well. Let’s do this!