This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers!
Q. Should my child take the GED exams?
A. Although a GED credential can be earned by a homeschool graduate, HEAV does not recommend a GED for several reasons:
- It still carries the stigma of being a high school dropout (even if you are not);
- The military will not accept a person with a GED;
- Some employers will not consider hiring applicants with a GED, and
- When filling out forms, homeschoolers with a GED cannot check that they have a high school diploma.
Because homeschooling is more accepted now–accepted by the military, community colleges, four-year colleges, and employees–HEAV recommends a parent-generated diploma in lieu of a GED.