If you didn’t graduate from high school, going back and finishing it so you can finally get your high school diploma is a practical step. But if you’re an adult well past your teenage years, the prospect of going back to high school can be pretty intimidating. Fortunately, there are alternative ways you can earn a high school diploma or GED.
Is the GED Equal to a High School Diploma?
The GED is a high school equivalency diploma, so you can use it to apply to college or for a job resume, just like you would with a high school diploma. And if you’re wondering which schools and jobs accept the GED, we’ve got good news! More than 98 percent of schools in the United States accept the GED, including community colleges, universities, and private schools.
If you’re ready to dive straight into the workforce, the GED is a great option in that area too. Employers view the GED as equal to a high school diploma, so you shouldn’t have trouble applying for jobs—as long as you have the skills and experience necessary for the position.
Ultimately, both options are a great way to gain knowledge and life experience to open up new opportunities, including higher pay, continued education, and career advancement.