Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Getting that high school diploma
It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. In fact, some pretty famous people never made it through high school but instead took the GED exam. The stigma that was once attached to the GED is no more.
Here’s some information on GEDs.
The General Educational Development Testing Service develops and distributes the GED Tests.
More than 860,000 adults worldwide take the GED Tests each year.
Those who obtain scores high enough to earn a GED credential outperform at least 40 percent of today’s high school seniors.
Did you know? GED graduates include: comedian Bill Cosby, actor Christian Slater, Delaware’s Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado.
One out of every seven high school diplomas issued each year in the United States is based on passing the GED Tests.
More than 95 percent of U.S. employers consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary and opportunity for advancement.
—Adapted from www.acenet.edu
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