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GED Academy Helping Students Pass
I’m very proud of myself to come this far. When I came to the United States I only had 7th grade of education, and English is not my first language. I didn’t graduate high school, because my parents were very poor, they couldn’t afford to send me to school. I was very embarrassed to tell my friends, that I don’t have a high school diploma.
GED Academy Made a Difference
My boyfriend motivated me to get my GED diploma. We knew that we wanted to be together forever, which includes me immigrating, and not having my high school equivalency certificate would definitely cause an obstruction in terms of not finding a job, which would make things difficult for us both.
Passed the HiSET with Essential Education
When I turned 18, that’s when I think I knew I wanted to pass the HiSET exam. I didn’t have a job or want one, I knew I needed to go to college to better my education and help secure my future, and seeing as I didn’t graduate from high school I needed the HiSET to progress in life.
It's Never Too Late to Move Forward
My mother took ill and brought me to Washington DC and then left me to take care of myself, and I had a fear of going to school because I was fearful of my underage, that the school system would lock me up. Mind you at the time I was only 16, and didn’t want to go to jail.