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Mark Wahlberg is an accomplished actor in his own right, but there’s one thing that he thinks he needs to do to move forward with his life: finally get a high school diploma.
The 41-year-old Ted star revealed the news to David Letterman on Monday’s Late Show, that he would be using a program online that’s based out of Massachusetts to earn his diploma once and for all.
Growing up in Boston, Wahlberg has been no secret of his trouble-making lifestyle. CBS News reports that he was in jail by age 17 for what he described as “doing bad things.”
"I quit kind of during the ninth grade," he told Letterman about dropping out of school, People reports. "They're going to give me whatever credits I already have, which is probably like one or two."
Wahlberg reveals that the program will award him a high school diploma, not a GED. "I've got to take up all the courses that I missed,” he explained.
He said he will do the work on his “downtime” from his busy career and also admits to being “a little nervous.”
“It's one of those things where I said, 'You know what?'" he said. "'I'm going to make it happen.'"