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Online GED Programs - Attend School From Home

Updated on December 28, 2012

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Getting your diploma or high school equivalency degree has never been more important than it is today. With dozens if not hundreds of applicants chasing after every high quality job opportunity, only the most qualified candidates get selected for interviews. In an era where an 8% unemployment rate is the new normal, you cannot afford to be left behind in a competitive job market.

Fortunately, just about anyone with access to the Internet can earn a high school diploma through convenient online courses. These unique programs are perfect for single moms, people who work during the day, and those who aren't comfortable in a traditional campus-based classroom environment.

How to Get Started

Finding a suitable suitable program is easier than you might think. Many of the top programs even offer financial aid so you can get your diploma regardless of your current financial situation. One of the biggest advantages to getting your GED online is that you aren't limited to programs in the area where you live.

Take advantage of this opportunity to compare several different schools before you decide on one. Start by visiting the websites of several different providers and requesting some information about the institution. Almost all of them will have simple online forms you can fill out and they will send you details about their GED program for free.

Be sure to make a list of questions that are important to you so you can find the right match for you and your lifestyle. Ask about the timing of classes, access to one on one help, the cost of books, and access to financial aid.

Keep in mind that while you will be able to take most of your courses online, when it comes time to take your exam; you will need to do that at an approved testing center. There are plenty of great resources available to help you prepare including free practice tests, study guides, and tips from those who have already completed their coursework. Since there is a fee to take the exam, use these resources to your advantage so you are fully prepared to pass the test on your first attempt.

The Top Online Programs

Here are a few of the most popular schools and programs:

1. Excel High School

Offers a distance learning GED curriculum in all 50 states and is an accredited member of the BBB. They have an established reputation as a legitimate educational institution and continue to serve students throughout the country.

2. Nation High School

Nation High School offers an accredited self-paced program with online testing. This school provides access to experienced faculty at all hours so you can work at your own pace.

3. Belford High School

Offers a full online program to earn your diploma. They asses prior learning and offer students credit based on prior life and work experience. This is great for students who are active in the workforce or those who have some educational credits from the past.

In addition to these, there are several great local programs depending on what state you live in. Many of these local high schools offer accredited programs that allow you to earn either a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma over the Internet. Remember, completing your education is an investment in yourself and your future! There's no better time to start reaching your full potential than today.

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      8 years ago from Cyberspace

      I wish I had known about this 10 years ago!


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