Same thing different methods in different states. It is commonly called a "GED". It means you were a failure as a teenager. Your permanent record will indicate that you did not graduate from a real high school. You count as a drop-out.<quoted text>
OMG no it isn't.
If you don't get your high school diploma when you're supposed to, you can go to adult ed to either get your HSD or GED.
You are NOT a professor. You're not even a high school teacher. Any high school teacher would know this.
Now you are a failure as an adult.