6 Myths about Going Back to School for Your GED®

If you’re thinking about whether or not to enroll in a GED® prep program, there might be certain thoughts running through your head. Are they true? Find out with these six myths about going back to school for your GED.

1. Getting a GED is too hard!

The GED exam is not something most people can take and pass on a whim. There are a lot of skills and knowledge you need to pass it. But does that make the test too hard?

Absolutely not! Passing the GED exam starts with building on the skills you have. Step by step, skill by skill, you can learn what you need to pass the test.

You also don’t have to do it alone. Preparing yourself for the GED exam is a journey, and a program like Seeds of Literacy is there to help you along the way.


2. Getting a GED is totally easy!

A lot of people underestimate the GED exam. They think it’s the easy alternative to finishing high school. What most people don’t know is that each year, the GED exam is given to graduating high school seniors. 40% of them don’t get a passing score.

Make no mistake, earning your GED takes time and hard work. But if you’re realistic about what’s involved, you’ll be better prepared to get it done.


3. I’m too old to go back.

Wrong! You’re never too old to learn. Even if you’re not planning to get a job or go to college, enrolling in an adult education class and earning your GED can be a huge triumph for you personally.

Maybe completing your education has always been on the back-burner while you took care of everyone else, and now you have the time to do what you want. Learning is a wonderful thing, and you don’t have to do it for anyone but yourself.


4. I’m young — I have all the time in the world!

Putting things off, like getting your GED, is how you end up later on saying you’re too old to go back to school. Get it now, before life comes up with other plans for you.


5. I can’t learn.

It sometimes might feel like you can’t learn, but don’t let anyone — not even yourself — tell you this. Everyone can learn. It’s just a matter of taking the time to figure out what works for you.

Most of all, you have to not be hard on yourself. It’s okay to not get something right away. Sometimes we get frustrated with ourselves, but a little patience can go a long way for making learning easier.


6. I don’t need an education.

You might be thinking that you’ve managed so far without a GED. But if you’re looking for a job, hoping to get promoted or find a better job, enroll in college, pick up a trade, open a business, have an easier time in your day-to-day life, or be a role model for any kids in your life, it’s simple:  you need a GED.


Are you ready to start on the path to your GED? Learn more about enrolling with Seeds of Literacy.