Greg wanted to finish his high school education for greater career advancement opportunities and a promotion. He could not pursue full-time traditional higher education as he could not find time with his job and other commitments. So he set about deciding between an online high school diploma and a GED.
He began researching and comparing the online high school diploma with the GED based on four key points:
(i) The advantages of High School
Diploma vs. GED
(ii) The cost of completion
(iii) The time required
(iv) Ease and simplicity
Greg chose to enroll in MUST High School’s online program. His commitment enabled him to rapidly complete the program which took less than a year. At the same time he carried on his full time job and managed his social commitments easily.
With the High School diploma, Greg was ready for success in his professional career. Soon after receiving his diploma from MUST High School, Greg got promoted and acquired the position he had long deserved. Greg is now full of confidence to face the challenges in his professional career, with a comprehensive high school education and the extensive work experience which he accumulated alongside his studies.
|Greg’s choice of MUST High School Diploma over GED paid off in cost, time and career prospects
Greg was very ambitious and wanted to climb the ladder of success. His weak point was that he had not completed his high school. He wanted to take up studies again to groom his professional and communication skills and find a more fulfilling career.
Greg had previously tried to take the GED to follow his ambitions but remained unsatisfied. He was unable to finish it because he failed in three subjects by scoring just two points less than the percentile rank of that area’s high school graduating students. His current job also suffered because he had to take preparatory classes at fixed timings. So he had to take time off from work to commute and attend them. The test center was also quite far from his place and he lost a whole day at work to take the exam. Now if he wished to retake the exam, he had to pay the registration fee again for each of the subjects he failed and would need to take more preparatory classes. It was difficult for Greg to manage with his current job schedule and financial constraints to pay in advance the GED retake fees.
In the meanwhile, Greg had been introduced to the MUST High School Diploma Program by a friend who was alumni of MUST. It appealed a lot to him due to its flexible timings, low cost and ease of learning, easy credit transfers and scholarships.
Now he had the choice between the high school diploma and retaking the GED.
So, Greg decided to conduct a research on the benefits of completing either of them. He compared both of them based on:
1. The advantages of High School Diploma vs. GED
- The advantages of High School Diploma vs. GED
- The cost of completion
- The time required
- Ease and simplicity
Greg knew that GED test was based on only 5 modules which sounded easy but he was concerned with the other issues involved for him to pass the GED. Though, the GED is awarded by the state Department of Education and is accepted at 97% of colleges and high schools and by 95% of US employers, most colleges still require GED holders to take the SAT or ACT, as well as have extra letters of recommendations. Moreover, Greg was also unable to transfer the credits for his high school diploma courses, and his prior learning through work experience was of no advantage. Also, most employers feel that the GED is a lower form of a high school diploma.
2. The cost of study
On the other hand, the experience and education obtained by completing the high school is an invaluable asset to one’s personal growth. The high school diploma is accepted by all of the high schools and employers. It is not expensive to study towards the diploma and career possibilities are much widened. The MUST High School program offered an easy, flexible and low cost high school diploma program which was accredited by IAO and guaranteed quality education. Greg could also transfer the credits for his HSD courses easily which would significantly save him time and tuition fees.
Greg knew he had to prepare more if he wanted to retake his failed modules and thus contacted different institutions and online programs to find the current cost of doing a GED. He found out that the preparatory classes for GED could cost him anywhere between $100 to $300. There were free classes also available arranged by his County’s library, but their timings were fixed and not suitable for Greg. Additionally, the GED official test and certificate fees would cost him $80. This mounted his overall costs to around $200 which he would have to pay upfront in advance.
The high school diploma program offered by MUST High School on the other hand provided easy monthly installments which were quite affordable and Greg could start studying by just paying $100 per month . He found out that the payment schedule could also be changed according to his ease and affordability. Additionally, there was financial aid available for MUST students as well which would decrease his tuition fee a great deal. There was also a $100 scholarship available on passing a short one minute test, making MUST diploma very affordable.
3. The time required
The GED preparation could take anywhere between five to six weeks and its preparation pace depended greatly how much self-preparation is done, which can extend the time to more than 3 months in many cases. The actual GED test was very long with a tiring time frame of seven hours and twenty five minutes for completion. The official report of results would be received in another three weeks. If Greg failed the test, he could not re-sit them immediately and would have to wait for the next scheduled date of the exams to retake them.
4. Ease and Simplicity
The high school diploma by MUST High School offered Greg much more flexibility and could be started immediately after enrollment. The diploma could be completed at his own pace and he would be provided with all the course material so he would not have to do any other preparation. Additionally, he could take the exam for a subject immediately which he had prior knowledge of through work experience, without having to finish its course material. He could receive his diploma as soon as he finished his courses and in case of failure, he could repeat the courses straight away. There was also no restriction on the timings and Greg could manage his studies according to his own schedule. He could obtain a high school diploma from MUST in less than a year. Greg could further reduce the time and cost of his diploma by having his credits transferred for his high school courses.
Greg knew that to pass the five-test battery, the GED test-taker must demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill that meets or surpasses that of approximately 60 percent of graduating high school seniors. Each module/area is compared on a percentile basis, so if Greg scored 57 in mathematics and the percentile rank of graduating students was 58, he would still fail the mathematics module. The test takers, in the US, were recommended to join the federal and state adult education program where students would review high school material in a traditional classroom setting. For Greg this meant fixed time schedules and having to follow the pace of the class he would take.
The MUST High School program offered far greater ease, with the program being completely based around Greg’s schedule and pace. There was extensive assistance available on the website to help him prepare for the exams which explained all the easy procedures to complete his diploma. He could also study and sit for the exams from the comfort of his own home and at the timings he was convenient with. His course duration would also be reduced through credit transfers.
After careful thought, Greg decided to go for the MUST High School diploma course.
Applying for the High School Diploma at MUST is the best decision of my life. MUST’s fast paced diploma program was a great experience which propelled my career to new heights. I found the education really low cost, quick and flexible. My advice to all the people who want to excel in their careers is to get a High School Diploma - and the best place to acquire it is MUST High School with its ever present care for students and a great learning environment.
Greg received a big discount on enrollment which was offered to all new students instantly and got immediate access to his individual student area. He enjoyed the flexibility of immediately taking the exams for the courses in which he had a strong command from his previous work experience, while he appreciated the self -paced nature for other courses which allowed him to take as much time as he needed to study and prepare for the online exams. The whole procedure from admission to graduation was very simple, as he effectively planned his time management and availed the assistance available to all the MUST High School students.
Soon after graduating, Greg found the job he had long desired. He regained his confidence to prosper in his career and is very thankful to MUST High School for providing him the opportunity to complete his studies and excel in his professional life.
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