I Need a GED to Become an Accountant

What motivated you to get your GED degree? I dropped out of high school because I had family problems, and for other reasons too. Since I can’t get a high school diploma, at least I can get a GED so my family can be proud of me, rather than wonder what I’m going to do with my life. I realized that, without a degree, you can’t find good jobs, and I dont want to waste any more years in high school. The best option now is to get my GED.

How have your friends and family helped you? Every day my parents ask me, ”Jia, what’s on your mind today? Oh, I know, it isn’t school.” I think it’s time for me to do something with my life before it’s too late. Since I’m young, I can still make it through college.

What problems have you faced? I have faced a lot, and I’ve let a lot of people down. Nobody ever expected me to drop out of high school. My grandparents had high hopes I would be sucessful in life. After hearing that I dropped out, they were really hurt, so I think it’s time for me to step back up and do something with my life. My friends and family look at me differently because I made a decision that they didn’t like. I was really hurt by that. Then I thought that it’s beacuse I hurt them first, and they just don’t want to see my future go down the drain.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? After getting my GED, hopefully I’ll get accepted to ACCC and graducate with a degree in accounting. Then I want to run my own business. That’s if my GED test scores are good and I get my GED certificate.


Jia from New Jersey, GED Student


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