A college education can be a powerful tool when it comes to supporting yourself, but getting there can seem very challenging. Here’s a basic outline of what you’ll need if a college education is part of your plans.
Graduation from high school and receipt of a high school diploma are admission requirements at many colleges, including those in the California State University system. It is always best to stay in high school to receive your high school diploma, but sometimes it is not possible to do so. There are options available for completing the equivalent to a high school diploma:
- Passing the California High School Proficiency Examination is the legal equivalent of earning a high school diploma.
- The General Education Development program (GED) is another examination program that, upon successful completion, offers the equivalent of a high school diploma.
- Remember that completing either the California High School Proficiency Examination or the GED does not eliminate the high school course requirements or the grades and test requirements.
- Getting copies of your GED Records: If you already took the GED, you may request copies of your records by contacting the GED Testing Service:
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