Online High School Scams

Every day at the school, we receive calls from students who have been victimized by a fake high school diploma mill.  The sad reality is that there are just as many, or more, fraudulent online high school diploma mills, as there are legitimately accredited online high schools. How can you tell which schools are legitimate and which are fake?

When considering an online high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate or Online GED, it is always a good idea to first check with the Better Business Bureau.  We have identified that the fake schools usually have an alert and an “F” rating with the BBB. Many of these fake online high schools operate overseas in Pakistan. Getting a high school diploma or GED online from a fake online high school, will not help you get into college or help you with employment. This could also cause you future problems with obtaining financial aid in college. This is usually very embarrassing for the student.

Legitimate online highs schools will be registered with the State Department of Education, as well as hold accreditation that IS recognized by the State and US Department of Education. Excel High School is Regionally, Nationally and internationally accredited by AdvancED and the North Central Association. The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) are accreditation divisions of AdvancED.

Excel High School’s accreditation through AdvancED is accepted by all 50-States Departments of Education, and is also listed by the US Department of Education as recognized as accepted for Federal Jobs and Federal Financial Aid.

To learn more about accreditation, click here.  Why do fake online high schools exist and why are they allowed to operate? Most of the fake online high schools operate overseas and outside of the scope of American Justice. Students are then duped into believing that the fake online high schools are legitimate; only to later realize they have been scammed.  Excel High School will be happy to educate you concerning online high school diploma or Online GED and equivalency options.  Just give us a call and we will be happy to explain options and help you make the best choice for online high school and Online GED options.

Another way to determine whether your online high school diploma or online GED is legitimate is to call your local community college, and ask if the online high school will be accepted for admission into the college.  Excel High School is Regionally accredited and ALL State Universities are also Regionally accredited.

Excel High School has had over 10,000 students graduate and get into college.

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