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Hey everyone, currently I am a high school sophomore, and am doing pretty well so far, I am taking an AP class and received a 3.8 weighted/3.6 uw gpa for the first semester. I have taken the California high school exit exam and am 100% positive that I passed. After this year I want to continue the rest of my high school education in a community college and receive a GED, rather than a diploma. I find myself constantly distracted by the social aspect of high school, and feel that the environment is just not right for me; I feel more mature than many of my peers and just want to be surrounded in a more comfortable environment; I don't need a second chance, I just feel like I can learn to my fullest potential in a different environment. The community college I want to go to seems to fit my needs.
I will continue to take rigorous courses, and will take the SAT's, but am worried that the reputation of the GED will have a profound impact in the college admissions process; I aspire to go to such schools such as cal, ucla, nyu, and etc.
I already partake in extra curricular activities and know the importance of them for colleges.
So to sum it up, I will be finishing "high school" in a community college, but will receive a "lower quality" diploma;
Generally, GED recipients are the people who need a 'second chance.'
So, what I want to know is, will colleges see that i'm smart, and disregard the "GED" label in my case? Will they treat me with equal bias to a student who is around my caliber but has received a diploma?