How Long Does It Take to Complete a High School Diploma?
by Karen Jo @ Jun 15, 2010
How long will it take to complete the high school diploma program? I am 41 years old and am interested in finally getting my high school diploma. I am also interested in becoming a nurse.
A full time high school student in a traditional local program goes for 4 years. Someone who has had some high school courses and wants a GED studies and takes the exam- which could just take a matter of months. The time it takes you to get the high school diploma is likely between these two timetables.
I am assuming you are looking at an online high school diploma program. One of the advantages to these programs is the flexibility. You will also have autonomy so as long as you are a dedicated and self-structuring learner this choice could work for you. The length of time it takes will depend on how many classes you take, what you have already taken and if you work through summers.
I suggest you make a list of the high schools that interest you and contact them with your transcript information. They should be able to give you a clearer sense of how long it will take you. Good luck on becoming a nurse. When you finish the diploma, there are many programs in nursing you could look at.