The old adage that you get what you pay for doesn’t necessarily apply to online GED certificates and online high school diplomas. There are scads of websites out there just waiting to take hundreds or even thousands of your dollars for a piece of paper with a foil star on it that no college or university is going to recognize. You will essentially have paid your hard-earned dollars for something that’s good only for hanging on your wall or throwing in a drawer.
So how do you know which online GED websites are trustworthy? GED online situations are a little easier to determine than high school sites. There are real GED sites with free courses and practice tests that may be worth your while. The important thing to remember is that you cannot take the GED test online. Don’t let anyone charge you for taking the test. Coming! - reviews of online GED sites.
High School Diplomas Online:
High school diplomas are another thing. A careful look at most of the sites will tell you that they look suspiciously alike. None of them involve real coursework. Most of them will send you a diploma within days. It’s a scam. None of these is accredited. A closer look at those that claim they are accredited are so by agencies not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Search their database to check on accreditation agencies.
It’s all very confusing. A good rule of thumb is that if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. There is a website designed to help you determine which online learning sites are legitimate. GetEducated.com was founded in 1989 by Vicky Phillips, a psychologist and educator. Her site includes a Diploma Mill Police page that allows you to check on any online institution you’re thinking about attending. Phillips also has a school finder and a page on financial help. She’s working on a function that will allow you to compare degrees. Phillips says, “Don’t get ripped off. Get educated!”