What is Your GED® Journey?
You’re already on your journey to a GED® diploma even if you’re still at the beginning, wondering how you’re going to get there. Get guidance and motivation from the GED stories of people like you, and share your own story with the GED community.
GED Student Stories
Enjoying My Life
Krissy from Louisiana
I want more in life. I don’t want it to pass my by when I have a chance now. I plan to retire in my 50s.
I have friends who encourage me to be all I can. I have to take crap (Read more...)
from a low paying job, because I don’t have a higher education to advance me. My hopes are to finally be at a place in my life where I can enjoy what I do and what I’ve done.
The GED Academy is excellent. I’m enjoying my learning. I’m learning things I never knew. I rate this program #1. It really does work!
From the GED Academy: It’s wonderful to hear that our program is working for you! The path to a GED diploma can be a hard one to walk, but you’re doing it, and we’re with you all the way! Remember to take pride in what you’re doing RIGHT NOW. You’re taking an important step toward achieving your goals. Your hopes and dreams for the future have already started! Keep up the good work, and good luck with the test!
No Matter How Long
Alexandra from Louisiana
I need my GED because I need a better job. I had to drop out of high school, but I want to go to college to make my mother happy. I want to be a nurse, and I want a better life with my (Read more...)
My family and friends have always loved me. They always keep me happy. They told me to shoot for my goals no matter how long it takes.
I should have stayed in school. I had thought school wasn’t for me, but I now I have to do this for myself. I want to be happy.
I’ve always dreamed about being a singer and a dancer. I’ve always wanted to write songs. If I have a kid one day, I want to tell her to finish school an go after her dreams. I want go all over the world.
I want to get GED to make my mother proud of me. I really want see my mother happy. She did everything for me. I also want my own house.
From the GED Academy: Your friends and family are right, shoot for your goals! You’ll get there if you keep trying! Good luck, and let us know when you pass!
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!
It Seems Hopeless
Keith from New Orleans
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I am tired of being on disability after hurting my back working construction. I need training in a different field of work (Read more...)
How have your friends and family helped you? No, they have graduated high school and still ask me how to spell words.
What problems have you faced? I was never really good at advanced math or the structure of the English language. I should have taken my GED while i was in the army. I had to get a 80% or higher on ASVAB to join. I have forgotten to much of what I learned to pass the GED. I took the test five years ago and failed the English and math parts. They sent me to classes but they were a joke in New Orleans. I quit after two months.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hoped to get my GED so I can train for a new career, but that seems hopeless now. I cant answer five questions on each of the parts of practice tests. On the reading parts, I can’t remember what I read when i get to the end of the paragraph. That is why I can’t compare which sentence fits best because I cant remember what I read. I am not mentally in the same category as a disconnect notice from power company.
From the GED Academy: First of all, you CAN pass the GED! If you’re having troubles, you just haven’t figured out what works for you yet. You do need to find some preparation courses before you take the test. Even someone who aced high school would likely have forgotten a lot of what they learned by their 40´s. Look for an online option if local schools aren’t working.
The GED Academy is a great choice because it helps you understand how to take the test too. For instance, you should read the question in the Reading test before reading the passage, so you know what to look for. If there’s five questions, you should read all five a few times before reading the passage. And grammar and math is just a matter of memorization. Again, if you take some preparation courses and go over the materials you’re not sure on a few times a night, you’ll find the GED a lot easier!
I Need a Good Job.
Dominique from Louisiana
The reason I want my GED is because I’m in 8th grade, and that’s bad, and I need a good job. My family and friends help me, and they were all saying the same thing, to go get (Read more...)
my GED. I have problem in math and social studies, reading and writing. I hope to pass the GED.
From The GED Academy: We understand your desire to pass the GED. For many people, school is a frustrating experience, and there isn’t always the help you need to get through it. Since you’re only sixteen, though, it’s important to make any effort you can to make it through a traditional school.
Louisiana has special requirements for people who are under the age of 19 to take the GED. You can take the GED test if you’re 17 or older and not enrolled in a K-12 school, but if you’re 17 or 18, you must enroll in Adult Education classes and pass an Official Half-Length GED Practice Test before you can take the GED. If you and your family decide that the GED is the best route, start by finding Adult Education classes in your area. If you need extra help, the GED Academy can provide it, but the state of Louisiana will require that you take Adult Ed courses as well.
I Want to Learn More and Become a Cop.
Jody from Louisiana
What motivated you to get your GED? Court.
How have your friends and family helped you? They’re doing it.
What problems have you faced? I (Read more...)
don’t know, have not yet tried to get the GED.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Learn more and become a cop.
From the GED Academy Jody, you’re just starting out… and this is the hardest time on the way to your GED. You know that you want something better in your life, but you’re not sure exactly how to get there. It’s hard to start something new. A lot of people can’t take that first step. The most important thing is to make a commitment. Get focused on what the GED means to you: better skills, better job opportunities, a better future. You have the ability to make enormous, positive changes in your life. How do you get started? Make a commitment, to yourself, your family, and your life. This is something you want, so make it your priority. Find out what’s on the tests. Contact a local testing center. Start studying! You can get your GED, and we want to help. But you’re the one responsible for making it happen. So get started!
I Can Do This!
Juanita from Louisiana
What motivated you to get your GED? To show my family that I can do this.
How have your friends and family helped you? They keep saying to Mama, you can do (Read more...)
What problems have you faced? I am going to need help with math.
My GED would be a dream come true.
I Just Want a Betta Life…
Sammie from Louisiana
Well, I was getting into fights and not taking care of my younger brother and sisters and I would have to help mom feed, get them ready, and try to make it to school, but I was a tired (Read more...)
brother to do that, so I dropped out and never looked back.
Now that I see that my younger brother and sister is out of school and they are tellin me too go back and finish, I don’t have the time. I got kids and I don’t want them to see that school ain’t important cause it is. I just want a betta life and career and more money, so that’s why I’m on here today.
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How Hard Is
the GED Test?
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