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Can i drop out of school at 15 and pregnant?

Springfield, IL |

im 15 and il be turning 16 in a few months and i am 37weeks pregnant and i was wondering if i could drop out of school and get my GED or what would happen if i stopped going to school?

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Being pregnant is not an impediment to going to school . Actually your baby should give you more incentive to finish should contact your counselor at school and talk this through.

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No, having a child is not a reason for drop out.

Seek a school counselor to discuss your case load and other schedule matters.


dropping out of school is not going to help you or your baby. You need to stay in school and get an education so that you can provide for you and your baby in the future. If you dropped out of school now, you are not allowed to get a GED until your class is graduating, unless you had a court order to get your GED early, so you could not get your GED now. Being pregnant should not be an end to your education, your dreams and your future. Stay in school.

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