Hi-- Question: If you get a GED instead of a diploma what difference might it make? My oldest hates school, has always hated it, and it is going to be a major PITA to get him graduated. I'm not sure if he dropped out whether he would get a GED even, maybe not right away, but I don't know what difference it would make to his future. This is a kid who if he goes to college, would only ever go to community college to get a certificate in something like welding. I presume the community college would accept him if he got a GED? Sad part is he only has about a two semesters at most of work to do to get his diploma. Sigh.