If you are going to invest your time and money in finishing your high school diploma online, then you want to make sure from the very beginning that you are going with the best program available. Now, knowing which is the best program for yourself takes a little self-analysis.
Follow these steps to make sure you are not taking any unnecessary chances…
Check out their accreditation carefully – All institutions that claim to be accredited are not accredited the way the you need them to be. There are many accrediting institutions out there that do not carry weight with a college. These seem legitimate, but are “make-believe” organizations that have been put together by the people who run the school. Make sure that your accreditation comes from a standardizing body of accreditation that have been around for a long time. Make sure also that you benchmark what you do against educational institutions that you know have credibility that is recognized by major colleges.
Make sure there are favorable reviews available or they will let you talk with current students – You have to dig deep and probably do this on your own. This is because anybody that you would use as a reference is going to do just like you’re doing-they are checking out the source online and making a report on them and what they learn.
Therefore, as the person who will be consuming the service so to speak, that is, the person who is benefiting from online education, you need to do the detective work yourself. You can simply do a Google search for the name of your online high school and find out what exactly other people are saying about them. You have to then bake that in with all of the other factors, including the costs and the percentage of graduates go on to college the make your decision accordingly.
Do they have a money back guarantee?
This is very critical. You need a pathway out of the money commitment if they do not meet your expectations. You want to make sure that the institution that you choose has a policy of refunding your money if you are not pleased with their service. Online high school institutions can be very difficult to deal with and you want to make sure that you have a clear pathway out of the money commitment if they do not meet your expectations.
In summary, online high school education are the perfect answer for some and a waste of time for others. You are the one who will have to sort those details out.