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Anonymous From Vermont
From Vermont

Anonymous From Vermont

At 16 years old, I'm very young I know, but have always been homeschooled. My mom is an epic teacher, and that was enough for me when I lived in Connecticut. We had to move to Vermont (Read more...)

for her employment, though. We found out that their rules are different, and if I don't want to go to their colleges, I had to have a GED. I want to go to a college out of state, so here I am.

My mother is the best. She inspires me and makes my dreams her business. I've always hated Math, and it's by far my weakest subject. I started here late last year, but had to stop to a house fire. We moved, and then my mother signed me back up.

I want to be a web developer. Yes! I know math is involved! I'll get better!

Ashley
Thinking About Leaving

Ashley

I’m currently still enrolled in high school, but I often have thoughts about leaving. I know I should stay. I just feel as though right now my mind isn’t stable enough to (Read more...)

continue, and school doesn’t wait for you. So I decided I want to get my GED instead.

My family and friends are against my choice, and are disappointed in me. Most of my family never got the chance to finish or even go to high school. Due to family problems, social problems, ect., I haven’t been doing well in school for the past 2 years. I failed most of my classes, but now I’m trying to catch up and I can’t do it. I don’t have the determination to continue to stay in school. I am a well educated girl, but I just don’t think high school is meant for me. I’m thinking really hard about leaving, taking some time off to get myself back together, taking my GED, then starting at a community college and working my way up.

From the GED Academy: It’s understandable that you want to drop out of high school, but it’s also a very risky step. Especially if you aren’t feeling motivated. Studying for your GED takes a lot of self motivation, which can be more difficult than high school in some ways. It might be more helpful to find ways to motivate yourself with what’s in front of you right now. The best time to act is always the present, because as much as it may seem easier to push things off until later, it’s almost always harder.

No matter what path you choose though, we wish you the best of luck! And we hope you find the path that’s best for you!

Mike from Texas
Crushed it!

Mike from Texas

My dream is to join the Navy. It motivated me knowing I could join three years faster (with 15 college credits) and I knew that without those two things, I couldn’t join. My (Read more...)

Grandmother is extremely supportive of me; she always stands up for me when some of my family nay-says. My Grandfather knows this is all I want to do, so he supports me as well. As for everyone else, family and friends alike, the negativity some of them bring fueled me to prove them wrong.

I never really enjoyed school after the second grade, when I moved to from Colorado to Texas. I didn’t like very many people and hated most of my teachers. My math grades began to go downhill as the years passed. This was largely due to a lack of help. If you did ask for help, it seemed as if you were putting them out. Finally in 9th grade, I stopped caring about school. The first reason I did was because I had an English teacher that often lost most of my work (three of which were test grades). I complained but ZERO was done. I thought, what’s the point of all this hard work if it’s for literally nothing?

The second reason was the lack of help. In athletics, I was told help would be given to pass my classes yet every time I asked I never received the help I needed. That year, I left my public high school and went to a virtual academy where the first year I got lazy and never really did anything. Then the next year my classes were screwed up so I couldn’t do the work for literally months. I called numerous times but they always said, “we’re getting to it.” After it was fixed I was about 3 months behind on work. I just wasn’t motivated to do it, partly because I was promised a chance for my GED, and at that point I so desperately wanted it, so I could pursue my dream faster. So I was kicked out that December for not doing my work.

While I was somewhat happy I now had my chance, I was at the same time disappointed. I never expected to turn out this way. A high school drop out. But regardless, I knew what I wanted, and had to do. While I waited to sign up, my mom was extremely negative to me about it. She always told me I wasn’t going to be able to do it. That if I failed in school, how was I to do this? Many others said this also, but honestly, I used it as motivation. So, about a month later my parents took me up to my local community college to register for GED classes. When I finally began taking classes, I worked harder than I had ever worked at anything. My notes on math were about the size of a small book. I wrote down every detail and soaked up all the information. When the classes finished, I had an average of high 90′s in every subject I studied. Something I never thought I could do again. I hadn’t had a 90 in math since like 3rd grade. I was extremely confident from that point the GED was mine.

Finally, four days ago from today, May 1, 2013, the two days of testing came and I got naturally nervous. I had an idea of what to expect but I was still a bit worried it would be something completely different from the practice tests I took in my GED class. Luckily for the most part it wasn’t. The first day I took social studies, science, and reading. Even though I haven’t got my scores back, I know I crushed reading and science. They were incredibly easy to me. Social studies was the same way, except I did run very close to the time limit on it. The questions were for the most part extremely long and I had to speed read most of them. Regardless, I know I passed. The next day I took math and writing. But, before I actually went down to take those two tests, I decided to take a practice math test on a program that I obtained during my GED classes. When I took it, I totally bombed it. I was extremely nervous at that point. Here I was, a day of testing, and I just failed a practice test. So, on the way to the college I went over my notes one last time. While I was very nervous, I still had some confidence. When I began taking the test, I realized my worst fears had vanished. I blew though the test no problem. It was nothing like the practice test. I was extremely relieved. When I took the writing, I completely crushed it as well. I breezed through the questions and put my all into the essay. Reading and writing have always come extremely easy to me, so it was no problem. Finally I was done. I couldn’t believe it. And though I still haven’t gotten my results back like I said, I have an extreme confidence that I not only passed the test, but I destroyed it. If you’re reading this and you’re considering taking the test, quit considering and just do it. Trust me, it’s well worth it. Not only does it open up your options, but it will build your confidence to an unspeakable level. Take it from me. If you put time and effort in to studying for the test, you will pass. I hope you’ve enjoyed my story, and I hope it motivates you to pursue yours. HOOAH!!!

From the GED Academy: What a great story! It’s wonderful that you know exactly what you want for yourself and are pursuing it intently. We just know that you’ll do well in the Navy! Congratulations on your success! It was smart thinking to take a quick practice test beforehand, and then again to look over your notes. Your story will inspire others, especially those who struggle in math. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Tyler from Alabama
Dropping Out of High School

Tyler from Alabama

I have been out of school since I was 14. I am two years behind, and I feel like it would be a lot easier for me to get my GED.

I’ve been out of school for two years for many (Read more...)

reasons. I’ve been trying homeschooling since August, but it causes so many problems. I want to know if I can go to a school that I used to go to six years ago and see if they will do what’s necessary for me to drop out and enroll in GED classes. Is this possible? I have a lot of problems with the last school I was at. If I had to get my drop out papers from them, then it would never happen. In the last two year, I’ve never officially dropped out. At least I dont think so. Help!

Once I get my GED, I will have what I need to be ready for college. Then I can graduate on time like I always dreamed.

From the GED Academy: We want to encourage you to complete high school if at all possible. Since this isn’t always an option, the GED is your next best step but it would be a good idea to meet with your parents/guardians, mentors and the school to see what options are available to you. If you decide to leave school, you will need to study for your GED and the GED Academy is here to help make that quick and easy for you. Each state regulates the GED test with different guidelines. It looks like you can take the GED Test in Alabama under 18 years of age if you meet the following exception(s):

  1. Resident of Alabama
  2. Exited an Alabama public school with official documentation from a city/county local education agency verifying that the applicant has withdrawn
  3. Present to the GED Examiner™ a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian that the applicant has permission to be administered the GED® test

There may be different regulations at each testing center, so be sure to speak with the location you would like to test at to make sure you meet all requirements prior to your test date.

Getting your GED is a great thing, but again, it is best to meet with your parents and the school to see what option fits your situation best so you can move on to college. We wish you luck and look forward to hearing what you decide.

Jessica
Bullied in School

Jessica

I’m 17. I haven’t dropped out yet but I want to. In fact, I’m planning on doing it tomorrow. I’ve been getting psychically abused for the past three months, and I (Read more...)

just couldn’t do it anymore. I already turned him in, but they didn’t do much. They just told him to keep his hands off me.

I have no motivation for school. Either I miss too much, or I can’t catch up in a class. Too much school work frustrates me and makes me mad, so I eventually give up on that assignment. It’s my junior year and I’m failing all my classes. When I’m ready, I’ll either come back and finish or get my diploma.

I feel like this is right. I’m tired of the school never doing anything about bullying. It’s a tough decision, and I don’t have any friends who have my back, but it’s my life and my decision.

From the GED Academy: That’s awful that you have been bullied. It’s hard enough to focus on difficult school-work without things like that going on. It’s a shame that it is to the point that you feel that you need to drop out of school, but it’s smart of you to remove yourself from an abusive situation. Your safety is the most important thing.

If you haven’t dropped out yet, you might look into moving schools. If you take your problems up with the principal, she/he might understand your situation. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind to the authority figures and go as high up as you need to go to solve your problems. You’re in charge of your own education and your own life.

Above all though, stay safe. If you do decide to drop out, you don’t need to wait to get your GED and move on. You can study for your GED online and take it when you’re ready. Then you can move on to college or any further training you need. Good luck! We’re all rooting for you and know you can achieve anything you set your mind to!

Tiffany from South Carolina
I WILL Succeed

Tiffany from South Carolina

I got into a lot of trouble at school, and I finally hit rock bottom and got expelled from high school. I was taking sophomore classes, but I was in the computer system as a repeating (Read more...)

freshmen, so if I go back to school next year after my expulsion is done, I will be a freshman again. But if I had just stayed out of trouble and did the right thing, I’d be done with my extra classes and would be a senior next year and graduating with a high school diploma. But I screwed up too many times, so now I have decided to get my GED when I turn 17, and go to college with my class.

I plan on achieving my goal of becoming a neonatal nurse after two years of a nursing program, then four years of nursing school at the medical university of South Carolina (MUSC); many people believe it’s just a hospital, when in all reality it is a college. I have made many mistakes in life and I may not make as much money as I would have if I just behaved and acted my age instead of attention seeking and trying to fit in, which is exactly what I was doing. Anyway, its not about the money; its about accomplishing my goals and getting my dream career. Money would be nice, but it doesn’t bring happiness like proving to myself that I CAN DO IT, and so can you.

My soon to be 14 year old baby sister was adopted by an amazing and loving family, and she is home-schooled. Her older sister offered to train me for my GED, and I was so excited! I moved to my sister’s house to get my GED and my two year nursing program out of the way. My family has had a rough life: my sister and I were in and out of foster homes, and I was always getting in to trouble with sex, drugs, parties, and all sorts of craziness. I lost my baby girl at 5 months and that is one of my many blessings in disguise; I just wasn’t ready, but that knocked some reality into me along with some long, hard, emotional talks with my family and friends. I realized that I was getting too old for my immaturity, and that I needed to be able to provide for my children that I dream of having with an amazing man who treats me right (unlike my exes did). One of the biggest things to motivate me is my baby sister who is a missionary, following the path that I just left, and I need to show her that it’s not the way to go, and that life is better with an education.

I have money problems: I can’t find a job; I need a car to drive to and from classes and work when I find some; my sister is following my bad examples; I have tons of drama in my family; I help take care of my older sister’s baby. I have recently been saved, and I plan on achieving my goals despite all my issues, because everyone has issues, and millions of people have gotten their GED and/or high school diploma. So can I, and all it takes is PRAYER, PRAYER, and more PRAYER.

I am waiting for an email about enrolling in a class, and while I wait I am taking as many free GED practice tests and classes as I can to prepare myself. This is a great site, and it explains things before you take your practice test; it is a virtual classroom and I absolutely love it. I am very excited to start my actual GED courses, but right now I am just 8 months too young (which is fine because it just gives me more time to STUDY STUDY STUDY). No matter what life throws at me I WILL succeed.

From the GED Academy: While we always encourage students to finish high school, we also understand the difficulty of being behind and wanting to continue on with your friends as they go off to college. It sounds like you are extremely determined to achieve your goals, and we’re certain that nothing is going to stop you. You’re taking a very mature approach to your future, and it’s wonderful that you’re making these commitments as early in life as you are; you’ll be glad you did!

We wish you the best of luck, and we’re proud to be able to help you along the path to your dreams!

Michael from California
Improved My Self Confidence

Michael from California

I have been wanting to get my High School diploma, since I left school at age 16. My wife was the wind beneath my wings. She convinced me that I could do this. Completing my GED has (Read more...)

given me a great sense of satisfaction and has really improved my self confidence. I believe I am more marketable. This course was instrumental in helping me achieve my goal of completing my GED. My wife and I feel like the people in this story have become like family. We are actually going to miss Leonard, Dwayne, Curtis, Maria, and Elizabeth. I couldn’t have done it without them.

From the GED Academy: We are honored to have you as an alumni. Your success story will definitely serve as inspiration to other students. Many people are intimidated by getting their GED after being away from education for many years. You are proof that it’s never to late to achieve an important goal! Thank you for choosing our program!

Emilyn
My Story

Emilyn

Everyone’s Story is different. Here’s mine: I was 17 years of age holding two jobs. I started dating this guy, and things took a turn for the worst. I moved out of my home (Read more...)

and in with my boyfriend and so called best friends. Everything was great at first, but I started missing school and slacking in my classes. I was in a bad place. I was already a year behind as it was, because in 5th grade I was held back. I went through a horrifying time of my life. My best friend, Jessica, was killed. As soon as I realized what I was doing to my life, I packed my belongings and moved back home where I decided to further my life, get my GED, and steer my life in a better direction!

My parents are a big part in my motivation. I don’t know what I would do without them! I moved out at too young of an age, lost my jobs, and was headed toward a world of trouble. However, I got my head on straight. Now, my dream is too go into the Navy and study the medical field.

From the GED Academy: It sounds like you have an astonishing ability to bounce back. You got out of a bad situation quickly, and are already back on your way to a brighter future. Joining the armed forces is not only a great way to get a good education, but to grow into a strong and independent woman. We see great things for you in the future. Just trust in yourself, and you can achieve anything. Good luck!

Woodrow from North Carolina
Going On

Woodrow from North Carolina

I quit high school because I couldn’t handle the students or the overall feeling of the school. My plan had been to go to college soon after school, so I needed to get a GED and go (Read more...)

on with my life. My mother was always pushing me to get one because she said, “Everyone in our family has quit. You were the first to go past 9th grade, and you will be the first in college.” My problems were my spelling and writing. They had always been terrible. I solved that issue by working for months on each, and I got to a point were I wasn’t good, but I was what I would say is normal. With a GED, I hoped to gain the ability to go to college and to get the respect from both my family and friends, as well as prove to myself that I could.

I passed the pretest with flying colors and in half the time. They said I was ready for the real thing. When I took the test I felt and did great. I knew a lot of it. Well, I thought I knew a lot of it, but when the test came back I had failed worse then I thought was possible. A month later it turns out that it wasn’t right, and they had messed up. They fixed it but my scores were still low. My mother was upset and wanted to know why this was, so she called the pretest teacher and the woman lied to her. She blatantly sat there and told her that she passed me purely because I said that I had mental disabilities and would have the test tailored to me. I am going to take it again, but this time in a different place, and hopefully this time they will do better at their jobs.

From the GED Academy: It sounds like you are extremely close to getting your GED. It’s good that you’ve dedicated yourself to passing, especially at your age. A lot of people wait a long time before deciding to go back to school, and it can be difficult to get back into the habit of studying and having the confidence to get back into an education program. You’re doing this for your family and, most importantly, for yourself, and it sounds like you are determined to pass the test. We are proud to have you with us, and we wish you luck as you make your way to college!

Imawesome from South Carolina
My Ticket to My Future

Imawesome from South Carolina

Many jobs are now asking for proof of high school education. I do not want to lie on the application and cost myself a job! Plus I have big plans of going to college! I think my life (Read more...)

just changed! Everyone told me that I could do it and I was smart! I kept hearing, “You shouldn’t have dropped out of school in the first place!” And boy, do I regret it. But glad that I found the motivation to go back and get it at 30yrs old!

I’m looking forward to college, more money and great experiences within the workforce! I’ll be able to say that I’m a High School Graduate and it feels so good! Do not give up! Whatever you do! Stay focused and get that “ticket” to your future!

From the GED Academy: You have a superb attitude towards attaining your goals! Your confidence will take you far, and we have no doubt that college isn’t far off. It’s good that you also have your sights set on workforce experiences. Keep up your positive approach, and you should have no problem getting your GED, and moving on the bigger things!

Carmelita from Michigan
For My Unborn Child

Carmelita from Michigan

I’m 15 years old, and I went from being an A/B student to getting straight Fs. I let my social life take over my dreams of going to college and becoming the doctor I wanted to be. (Read more...)

I haven’t lived with my mother since I was 11. I was always off with boys in the streets until I realized that doing all of those things wasn’t putting money in my pockets. It wasn’t going to feed me or help take care of my unborn child. I want a better life for me and my baby. I’ll be 16 in April. I dropped out of school this year. A 10th grade semester of classrooms filled with kids worse off than me, fighting and doing other things... These things aren’t helping me get the education I need. So in order for me to live a better and more successful life, I feel I need to get my GED.

I have no friends to support me. The only family member who supports and believes in me is my mother. Other than her, I have my boyfriend who stands behind me and supports me through all my obstacles.

I’ve been arrested. I’ve been facing court battles back to back. I’ve been in too many situations that have put my life and others in danger. I got away from that by not hanging with the same people that got me into trouble. I keep to myself, and I do what I have to do to take care of me.

I hope to be able to get my GED and become the nurse or doctor I want to be. I want to live worry free, out the hood, and be somebody. I want to make not only my parents, my boyfriend, and myself proud, but I want to be able to tell my child I made it. That I did it for him/her.

From the GED Academy: That’s wonderful that you’re turning your life around! A high school environment can definitely cause stress and make it difficult to learn. Since you used to get As and Bs, I bet it won’t be difficult to get right back on track when you start studying for the GED. However, even though you’ve dropped out of high school, you’re not alone. There are GED programs that are nothing like the high school environment that can help you understand what it is you need to do to pass and to get moving with your life. Don’t be afraid to seek out help!
Good luck! We know you can do it!

Sara from Thailand
I Want to Study

Sara from Thailand

If I have a small problem, I can solve it with a cool head, but if I have a big problem, I’ll ask everyone around me what I should do.

I really want to study, and I (Read more...)

don’t want to sit in high school any more. I want a good job. That’s why I need my GED.

From the GED Academy: That’s great that you’re motivated to study! Take a practice test to see where you’re at, and then it’s just a matter of studying what you don’t know. Good luck! We know you can do it!

Chris from Nebraska
Everything Began to Crumble

Chris from Nebraska

High school was a breeze for me until my mother got cancer. Everything began to crumble around me, and with the school being a very unsupportive environment, I began to develop a hate (Read more...)

for it. I had been an honor roll student every quarter my freshmen and sophmore year until I couldn’t take all the negativity toward me, so decided to go to alternative school. When they told me I had to go back to the high school, I bit the bullet and gave it a try for a quarter my senior year. However, I realized that I was falling back into the same rut as before. I dropped out and got a lot of nasty letters about truancy from the school when I was already 18 at the time. The school wasn’t too excited about losing a top student, so they threatened me at every angle possible.

My family has been really supportive along with my friends. The people I’ve met through getting my GED have also been very supportive. Most of my problems have been personal ones. It’s amazing how small town schools will look past you as a person and label you just because you have problems attending. It really opened my eyes. I really hope to develop my own self esteem in the future. I plan to go to college after getting my GED so that I can build a better future for myself.

From the GED Academy: High school can definitely be tough. Getting your GED is a great first step toward a brighter future though, and people who did academically well in high school usually find college an incredibly more positive experience. Make sure to take a few practice tests to see where you are, and brush up on any areas that might need a little study, and we’re certain you’ll have your GED in no time and be on your way. Good luck!

Ashanta from Louisiana
I’m Not Giving Up

Ashanta from Louisiana

I was motivated to get my GED when I realized I getting kicked out of school my senior year. I didn’t want to let that stop me. I kept on going in order to show people not to give (Read more...)

up. My family inspired me, but some of my friends thought it wasn’t a good idea.

I faced alot of problems: crying, headaches, stress. I solve my problems by giving them to God. In the future, I will be going to college getting me life moving forward.

When I left high school, I told myself that I’m not giving up. There’s too much out there to be at home all day. Always believe in yourself. Don’t worry about people who talk about you, be it good or bad. Just let God take control.

From the GED Academy: It sounds like you have a good attitude. Don’t give up, don’t worry about the things you can’t change, and keep moving forward. If you haven’t already, take a practice test, see what subjects you do well at and what you need help with, then get enrolled in a good GED program. You’ll be passing the GED in no time and on your way right alongside the rest of the students in your class. Good luck! We know you can do it!

Randy from Indiana
In and Out of Detention

Randy from Indiana

I dropped out of school my first semester of my sophomore year, because I didn’t have the right amount of credits i should have. My mom thought it would be a good idea for me to (Read more...)

try the GED. I don’t have very much family support, but some of the stories I read concerning other people and the GED really gave me motivation to keep going.

The biggest problem I have had in the past is always going in and out of detention and doc once, but I turn 18 in February so... I am just concerned that if I don’t do this now, I’ll regret it later when I’m job hunting. I have taken the evaluation tests to determine where I’m at. I got a 480 on math, a 450 on lang. arts writing, a 390 in lang. arts reading, a 470 in social studies, and a 450 in science.

From the GED Academy: It looks like you’re doing pretty well in most subjects, though I would suggest a little extra studying up to guarantee that you’ll pass your first time. You’ll definitely want to try and raise your reading score. Luckily, with the internet, you have a wealth of information at your fingertips. Find what interests you and look up news sites or informative sites about it. Taking a course in reading will definitely help you with your comprehension, too. It’s not just about reading the words, but understanding them. Then just keep on reading everyday and you’ll find yourself naturally getting better at it.

The biggest thing is to find out what interests you and delve into that. Finding an interesting career or even a hobby will keep you motivated and out of trouble. That will help move you forward to accomplish your goals. We know that you can pass the GED, and it’s great that you’re getting it done early. It shows that you’re already motivated and ready to get going with your life. Good luck!

Alex from California
I Can’t Stand High School

Alex from California

I can’t sit in a high school class that moves incredibly slow for two hours. If I got my GED I could start community college and my career. The only problem is, I don’t know (Read more...)

if I am eligible to take the GED or even go to community college. Any answers? I am 17 years old and my mom is behind me fully. I just need to know if I should stop going to school and start studying for the GED.

I hope to go to a community college for a year, then transfer to a university on the east coast and fulfill my dreams.

From the GED Academy: Here is a link to GED eligibility in the state of California: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/gd/gedeligible.asp

However, we would caution you against dropping out of high school when you’re so close the end. It may seem long and boring, but sometimes college classes can be as well. Even dream jobs can have boring aspects to them that last for hours (or even days) at a time. High school isn’t just about learning, but preparing you for life outside of high school in different ways. Ask yourself this: If you drop out of high school because you’re bored, what will stop you from dropping out of college? What will stop you from quitting a boring job when there are bills to pay? Even studying for the GED could be boring. What if you drop out of high school, then find that you can’t stand the boredom of studying on your own? Once you’ve dropped out, you can’t go back.

We’d love to encourage you to stick with high school and work on finding ways to make it enjoyable. It will be a valuable skill you can take with you throughout your life. However, if you’re set on taking the GED, we understand, and wish you the best of luck with it!

Rachel from Oregon
Social Anxiety and the GED

Rachel from Oregon

I had tried online school my sophmore year of high school. That did not work out very well as I did not get much help with the subjects I needed help with such as math. So, I ended up (Read more...)

flunking even though I tried really hard to understand the stuff. My mom and I had a long talk over it and she thought it would be better to just get my GED instead of having to take a grade over again, thanks to them not helping.

My dad got his GED because he had to drop out to take care of his family. He told me that if he can do it, I can do it too.

Well, I’m going to possibly be taking GED prep classes in January. I am sort of debating though on taking the prep classes or just studying and then going to take it next year. I have really bad social anxiety so I’m kind of scared to go.

After I get my GED, I want to go to beauty school.

From the GED Academy: It sounds like it would be good to have someone to ask questions to. Studying at home might have the same results as studying online. A GED prep class would be very different from high school. You should give it a try so that you can get help when you need it. Social anxiety can make education very difficult, but it shouldn’t scare you away from giving new experiences a try. There are also online options that offer phone support with the program. Keep track of works and what doesn’t work with your education, and you’ll figure out what’s best for you. Good luck!

Colin from Vermont
I Don’t Plan on Staying That Way

Colin from Vermont

I got sick when I was in junior high and ended up missing a lot of school. By the time I was 17, I found myself going into my freshman year of high school. I decided the GED might be a (Read more...)

better option for me because I was so behind. This way, once I get my GED I can start some online college classes which will work better with the way my life is scheduled now.

My parents have been there for me every step of the way. It’s been hard to keep up with the social aspects of life, but I have a lot of online friends that are always there to support me. My mom especially helps because she believes in me and knows I can still be successful in school even though I’m behind.

I just have a lot of doctor’s appointments and I often end up stuck in the hospital. Online programs really are a good thing for me, because I can work on things when I’m able to.

I’m confident that one day I’ll be feeling much better and be able to live a normal life. When that day comes, I’m sure I’ll be very glad I didn’t give up on my education. I may be behind now but I don’t plan on staying that way.

From the GED Academy: You’re an inspiration to students everywhere! It’s easy to give up when you’re not feeling well and life seems stacked against you. However, your determination will not only see you through the GED and further education, it will carry you on to succeed in anything you set out to do in the future! Good luck, and let us know when you pass!

Breeann from New York
Suffering from Anxiety

Breeann from New York

I suffer from really bad anxiety, and this made me realize that the right option for me is to get my GED. School is a waste of my time. All I do is sit there all day, and I already (Read more...)

learned most of the material from past grades.

My family—especially my mom—supports me, because she knows I can do this. She knows if I put my mind to it, and spend my time studying, I will be able to pass and go to college. I have faced struggles in school with my anxiety, but I know I can pass the GED test with the right strength and determination.

I am planning to go to TC3 for college, so I can make something of my life. I am a good writer, and I enjoy writing. That is why I would like to pursue a career in it. I could use all the support I can get. I’m in for a tough road, but I absolutely know Im strong enough to achieve this.

From the GED Academy: We are behind you 100%! You’ve got excellent written skills. With a few classes and some brush-up on grammar, you could definitely get into the field of writing. Anxiety can make school difficult, including studying for the GED and college.

Good luck. We know you can do it. Let us know when you’ve passed!


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