no actually. sorry anderchen but i strongly dissagree on this one. a GED isnt as good as a highschool deploma unless you do the exit out option the year of graduation. if you do that its pretty much testing for your GED but receiving your Deploma. a basic GED means you dropped out and it makes employers and colleges look at you as though you cant finish anythin and you give up easly so they see it as taking the easy way out.im no one to judge because im doing the exit option but only because i have a baby on the way..... if you can, stay in school. :)
No, though decades ago, (late 60's) when I got my GED, that was less true. These days, folks with master's degrees are bartenders, janitors, etc. Yeah, a GED "might" enable you to get into a community college, or even possibly a 4 year university, but I wouldn't count on it. If you are looking at/to continuing/furthering your education, WHY "drop out" now, and create HUGE future obstacles for yourself? You didn't mention whether you are male or female, single or married, but it really doesn't matter. The current jobless/unemployment rate/percentage has the market virtually flooded with job hunters with 4, 6, & even 8 year college/university degrees - a GED holder simply can't compete! My suggestion, however distasteful, is to STAY IN HIGH SCHOOL, get that/your diploma in your hand(s), and THEN make your decision about future schooling. ALSO, at ALL COSTS, keep your GPA as high as possible. With a diploma and a high GPA, doors all over the country will be open to you, even places like Harvard, Yale, MIT, Annapolis, West Point, and dozens more. Having only a GED will slam all of those doors closed, and doom you to a life of menial labor, "if" you can even find/get that!