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      GED

      so whats the deal with a GED? can i just drop out, take it (and hopefully pass it), and get the equivalent of a high school diploma? are there are any disadvantages? advantages?

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      GED was meant for war vetrans. If you go get a job without being in a war, they won't hire you with a ged. They almost prefer you just have no school.

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      you live in russia right? are you talking about russian GED's (if they even have 'em) or are you familiar with how it works in the U.S.? i am a tad confused

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      GEDs will mess things up for you in the long run. You are looked upon as less intelligent, even if you have higher scores than one with a High School Diploma. It's hard to get a scholarship, and if you want to join the military. Your going to basically get stuck with the Army. Marines, Navy, and Air Force will only take a few GEDs, if any at all.

      Also, it is harder for you to get any rank to start off with, and you will not receive a sign on bonus.

      I know this because I have a GED. My parents took me out for home schooling and I taught myself. I couldn't get a scholarship, even though I had high SAT scores. So I went for the military. I scored a 86 on the ASVAP, which is the test to help you find a job. If I had a high school diploma, I could have had just about any job in the army I wanted, but I had this GED. THe only reason I had my current job in the army is because they were hurting for more soldiers in this area. I got no bonus and I came in as the lowest private (E-1) there is.

      I graduated from my job training second in my class, besting even the guy who came in with a Specialist (E-4) and $65,000 bonus. He had two bachelors degrees.

      My advice stay in school, and get your diploma. It saves you a world of hurt.

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      Originally posted by Death-Wuad
      you live in russia right? are you talking about russian GED's (if they even have 'em) or are you familiar with how it works in the U.S.? i am a tad confused *
      Well can't say I know too much about GEDs but I doubt doug lives in Russia. Besides, that flag belongs to the long dismantled Soviet Union.

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      What do you wanna do after getting a GED?

      U can still go to sum colleges. I'm not sure how important a high school diploma is after graduating college...
      naturals are what we call people who did all the right things accidentally

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      well i wasnt really planning on going in the army or going to college. right now my goal is to become a free lance artist.

      Either that or I can become a professional lottery winner...

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      Yeah, I live in the states now, and was a born citizen, but lived in Finland for a long while, and I'm going back after I graduate. But I belive there will be a New USSR, carried out the right way, as an effect of capitalism in the states.

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      Oh and by the way: military will not accept GED's anymore. This is a fact.

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      Originally posted by dougdrums
      Oh and by the way: military will not accept GED's anymore. This is a fact.
      What part of the military? The army was still taking them up until two weeks ago.

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      Air Force.

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