Are Highschool Diplomas Any Less Credible If You Graduate Later Than You Were Supposed To?
I'm a 19 year old homeschooled continuation/credit recovery student who's just about to graduate. I have a fear that for whatever reason, my highschool diploma may be less credible to colleges or jobs because I graduated later than I was supposed to. Is it a reality that this actually matters or am I worrying for no reason?
- ibu guruLv 74 months ago
Worrying for no reason. Due to differences in cut-off dates to start school, even those who get straight through K-12 normally could be 17, 18, or 19 on graduation day. More important is to earn a genuine high school diploma, not a GED, which is considered less demanding, therefore less valuable than HS diploma.
- Sam SpayedLv 74 months ago
Nobody knows when you were "supposed to" graduate. Your resume should show your year of graduation, not the dates attended.
- DON WLv 74 months ago
It really shouldn't matter, particularly since age 19 is only about a year behind the usual graduation age of 18. There are a variety of reasons why people graduate a bit late: health problems, travel abroad, etc. I really wouldn't worry about it.