Hey, I'm currently a senior in high school but through a program with my HS, I have attended a CC full time since fall 2008. At the CC, taking 15 credits/quarter (4 quarters) I have a GPA of 3.86 with a 4.0 one semester. I was the supplemental instructor of psychology for a quarter, etc. so I like to consider myself pretty well off compared to some of my peers. Here is the thing. Last summer I temporarily moved from Washington State to Louisiana in order to take an emergency medical technician - basic (EMT-B) course ... WA state law wouldn't allow me to enroll in a WA class at age 17. So I moved down there, passed the course, and became certified. After the course, I moved back up to WA to finish up HS. Shortly after moving up, I was accepted into a paramedic program in Texas which is something I really wanted to do, so I talked with my HS, and coordinated leaving after my first semester to attend the class in early January. So two months pass, and I have everything worked out with my principal, and counselor .... then comes today. I go in and just say "hi" to make sure everything is in order, as tomorrow is my last day. Everything falls to pieces, they tell me my plan isn't going to work, and I will not be able to get a HS diploma from their school. My plan was to take online courses at the CC I have been going to, and get HS credit for the classes (which is what I've been doing), but sense I'll be out of state, the school won't let me do that anymore. So the options were either get a GED in order to take this paramedic program, or skip the paramedic program that my heart has been set on, and get the diploma, never to be a paramedic. Fall 2010 I will be attending a top university, and have a full ride. So given my circumstances, is it acceptable to get a GED? I have a college GPA for 3.86 with 60 credits (quarter credits), and my HS GPA is right around there. I just really really want to do this paramedic program, and am willing to do anything to get there, I just want to make sure this GED wouldn't screw up my chances in medical school later down the road.