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    jayriley111 is offline Registered User
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    GED vs DETC - PennFoster vs Allied High School vs James Madison

    I am at the career crossroads and I have to get this behind me, I am weighing a GED vs dumping $1000 on a real HSD and getting it behind me.

    Obviously I want the real HSD.

    I'm just wondering about it. I think Allied is going to be my top choice. Can anyone give me the deal on this? I want to transfer out the credits to a local adult school and just take the California exit exam so I have a more 'legit' sounding diploma, than something online. Even if that's not an option, a GED just sounds really mediocre to me. Although the time involved with getting a real HSD vs the GED might be a factor.

    I'm prepared to just dump a chunk on the right DETC program and get a full on HSD.

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    Isn't it pretty cheap if you go the adult education center through a community college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayriley111 View Post
    I am at the career crossroads and I have to get this behind me, I am weighing a GED vs dumping $1000 on a real HSD and getting it behind me.

    Obviously I want the real HSD.

    I'm just wondering about it. I think Allied is going to be my top choice. Can anyone give me the deal on this? I want to transfer out the credits to a local adult school and just take the California exit exam so I have a more 'legit' sounding diploma, than something online. Even if that's not an option, a GED just sounds really mediocre to me. Although the time involved with getting a real HSD vs the GED might be a factor.

    I'm prepared to just dump a chunk on the right DETC program and get a full on HSD.
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    I say forget the diploma.

    Just get your GED and get cracking on an AA degree. Once you have a college-level credential, the diploma won't matter.

    Furthermore, the prestige of the high school diploma (unless you attend an elite prep school) is very limited. Sure, having a diploma is better (slightly) than a GED if you have nothing else, but if you have a college-level credential, it makes no difference at all.

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    Above poster is right. The only exception is if you desire to enter the military with no college then the HS Diploma is required over the GED.
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    If your ultimate goal is to make it up to college, then I would say go with the cheapest and fastest option. Once you finish your Associates, nobody might bother about your high school.

    Most community colleges deal with people who are home-schooled or do not have an official high school diploma. You might have an option to take at least some college credits as a "non-degree" student (for which they might not bother about your high school), and later transfer those credits into an Associate degree. Contact your local community college - they are your best bet!!!

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    The unfair reality is that a GED gives the impression that a person effed up in their life at some point. It won't matter after you have a degree, but the GED alone without a greater credential is looked down on a bit in many sectors.

    Personally, I don't see a problem, but it's the rest of the world you have to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell_Smart View Post
    The unfair reality is that a GED gives the impression that a person effed up in their life at some point. It won't matter after you have a degree, but the GED alone without a greater credential is looked down on a bit in many sectors.
    I'm not sure a HS completion program for adults gives any different impression.

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    I agree with Stefan. Someone might ask if you graduated high school. The answer is "yes." No one will care about the where, when, how.
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    Maybe for the Jocks, but as a Geek in high school. I believed that 4 years in high school were useless. Nobody has asked me about high school nor I listed it on my resume anymore.

    I would recommend like most others'; get your GED, then move on with college degrees. Unless you don't intend to continue for higher education , then High School diploma is the way to go.

    Good luck with your decision.
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