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so Ive been looking at this GED(general education degree) book we got my brother, but he doesnt want to go to college full time so he doesnt use it.<br><br>
So I was reading the index and the thing in the front of the book that talks about the book and the GED test.<br><br>
And Im completely convinced that there is no way I will ever pass the test.<br><br>
I mean the book is so big, it's very intimidating. And the thought of taking the test is even scarier.<br><br>
So you might be thinking, "what? She is only 15! Why would she be thinking about that?" but the main reason is 1. I want to go to college early (to get away from my family) and 2. If I don't start studying now, I wouldn't be ready to take it if I wait until Im 18.<br><br>
So feel free to give me study tips, because Im going to read the book and try to be ready for the test as soon as I can.<br><br><br><br>
Part two of my college post.<br><br><br><br>
So I also have to pick some colleges to try to get in to.<br><br>
But that isn't as big a deal, because Im going to go to city college first, and then pick a university or something like that.<br><br><br><br>
Here are my main two picks for college after i go to a city college, if i study art, teaching and or, geography.<br><br><br><br>
1. Humblot State University.<br><br><a href="http://www.humboldt.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.humboldt.edu/</a><br><br><br><br>
here is what I would study at HSU.<br><br>
Art- <a href="http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/programs/descriptions/832/" target="_blank">http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/pr...criptions/832/</a><br><br>
And or geography- <a href="http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/programs/descriptions/847/" target="_blank">http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/pr...criptions/847/</a><br><br>
And or teaching- <a href="http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/programs/descriptions/830/" target="_blank">http://www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/pr...criptions/830/</a><br><br><br><br>
2. <a href="http://www.ucsb.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.ucsb.edu/</a>.<br><br>
And here is what i would study at UCSB.<br><br>
Art- <a href="http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/art/" target="_blank">http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/art/</a><br><br><br><br>
And or geography<br><br><br><br>
And or Education<br><br><br><br>
so if you know any good colleges with good art/teaching/paleontology/geography programs send me links. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
If I decide to study art, paleontology, teaching then Ill have to find a college with a paleontology program.<br><br><br><br>
I know I want to study art and become a teacher. I just don't know if I just want to study art or if I also want to study paleontology, or geography. I think Im leaning toward just studying art and teaching, and not doing any of the other stuff.<br><br><br><br>
thanks for reading this hugely long post.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 

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I know that this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but I urge you to really closely consider this decision. Being ready to go to college isn't just about wanting to get away from your family (although I do sympathize with the feeling). Going away requires a lot of maturity and decision making skills, otherwise you may end up completely squandering your time and wasting money. Also, if you have trouble passing the GED you will probably have a lot of trouble keeping up with the workload at college, which will probably be much more difficult and intense.<br><br><br><br>
If you're really determined that this is the right thing for you, I would just advise that you start studying early and do a little bit everyday, or as often as possible. Also be sure to take lots of practice tests and be very familiar with the format of the actual test. Also make sure that the colleges you want to apply to will accept you with just a GED and no high school diploma. Have a backup plan just in case you don't get accepted.
 

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thanks for the advice<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
no i'm still working on the back up plan, but i haven't applyed yet or anything. i'm still working out the whole college plan.<br><br>
my whole life plan is a work in progress.
 

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oh and btw when i say i want to study art i mean all kinds of art, all medias, painting, drawing, sculptur, photogrophy,etc,.
 

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Man, someone's a little prepared. ^^; I didn't sit down and decide what I wanted to do until the December before term started.<br><br><br><br>
At 15, you seem pretty young to be thinking about college. I'm not particularly sure about how they do it in CA, but over here there's no way I'd have been accepted for university at 15, as I wouldn't have held any qualifications at this point. Even if I had been accepted, I wouldn't have been able to handle it on my own. I'd have probably cried for my mum a lot during the first week. ^^;<br><br><br><br>
Aren't there some advanced Art/Geography courses at your high school you can take for the next year or so, that will not only give you a better understanding of what you want to do, but could make your college application look better? I'm not saying that you wouldn't be able to handle college at this point, rather I'm suggesting that since you have a few years to spare, you could spend it perfecting your swimming before you dive in the deep end.
 

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oh. i wouldn't be able to get in to a college at 15. but i would liek to try and be ready to take the GED by the time i'm 17.<br><br>
i could most likely get in to a college at 17 or so.<br><br>
and i am home schooled so i don't go to highschool.<br><br><br><br>
but i just want to be ready when the time for me to take the GED comes around.
 

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an 8th grader could pass the ged.<br><br>
i took it *not sober* and got a letter in the mail saying i scored in the top 10 percent of the nation.<br><br>
honestly, if you feel you need to prepare, than do it, but it was REALLY easy.<br><br>
and at 15 you should be thinking about college.<br><br>
but then college sucks.<br><br>
so.<br><br>
as long as you can do basic algebra, know basic biology/earth science, can read & write in complete sentences, and know who the first president was, what vietnam was, you'll pass.<br><br>
it actually made me really mad - like 'this is all they expect us to know graduating high school? why the hell did i waste almost 4 years of my life on this when i could have passed this crap as an 8th grader?'<br><br>
eh.
 

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i hope its as easy as you say it is.<br><br>
the one thing i raelly have to crack down on is math. because i suck at it alot.
 

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if you can do algebra one you'll be fine.<br><br>
and i guess basic geometry but i never took that class and i did fine.
 
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