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Can you dropout at 16?
California students may drop out legally once they turn 18. Students who are 16 or 17 may also leave school, but only if they: have their parents’ permission, and. pass the California High School Proficiency Exam, which leads to a certificate that’s equivalent to a diploma (more on that below).
What’s the oldest age you can be in high school?
While it may differ around the world, in the United States the maximum age limit that a person can attend high school for free is about 20 or 21 (in one state it’s 19 and in another it’s 26).
What are the consequences of dropping out of high school & GED?
Dropping out of high school and getting a GED has consequences for success in college, the workplace or the military. GED recipients do not earn as much as students who stay in school and earn their high school diploma, and fewer GED diploma recipients finish college because they are not as prepared as high school graduates.
Is a GED a shortcut to college?
A GED, on the other hand, is a shortcut.” If you have fairly strong academic skills and you drop out of high school and take the GED, you are not getting any additional college preparation.
How old do you have to be to get the GED?
As soon as you want to complete your high school equivalency, the opportunities are there to do so with no maximum age limit! We’ve also had amazing success stories from 70 to 90 year-olds, proving it’s never too late! Myth #5: “If You Couldn’t Get Through High School, You Won’t Be Able to Get Through the GED Now”
Is it better to get a high school diploma or GED?
Many states have early college academies that allow you to accelerate your education by earning college credits and a high school diploma at the same time at a local community college — making this option potentially a better choice than dropping out and earning a GED diploma. How Do Colleges Look at High School Diploma Vs.