How have your friends and family helped you? My friends and family spoke about college and how fun it is or was, how it gets a person far in life, and how it can further an education. At that moment, I knew I wanted to go.
What problems have you faced? It took me a year to take the test. The first two times, I wasn’t taking the test serious and failed the math. But then the last time I was determined and took math classes. I came to my math class everyday and studied at home for hours. I also retook the reading section to get a higher score. In the end, I got a 540 in math and 610 in reading. I was so happy the day I passed and my family and friends threw me a party.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I am enrolled in a community college now. Although I am still taking general education courses, I am majoring in mechanical engineering. I may or may not switch to being an English major though, because I love writing and reading.
Do you have more to your story? When I was in high school, I was always bullied. That was when I decided to leave and go to an online school. The online school was fake but I’m glad that I went for a GED, because now I’m happy and in college. I’ve been studying and reading my textbooks everyday. I also participate in class a lot. So far I’m passing all of my classes. My tips are, if you are struggling in any subject take GED classes. They help a lot! If I did it so can anyone else!
Victoria,Congratulations! People drop out of high school for a lot of reasons. It can make the simple task of studying unnecessarily hard when your classmates are giving you a hard time. It’s wonderful that you found a way to finish your education and began college so soon (and probably even before many of the kids that bullied you). It’s always difficult to choose a major. I’d suggest speaking to a career counselor to find out exactly what types of careers both majors prepare you for (you’d be surprised at how many different options there are), how much they pay, and if there’s a demand for them. It might help you to decide early on!Good luck with college. We know you’ll do great. It’s always wonderful to hear success stories! Keep it up!