The real scoop on accreditation
In reality, a true GED® credential is recognized by state and local jurisdiction authorities.
1) If the state isn’t awarding you the GED® credential, you’re paying money for something other than the GED® test.
2) If you’re taking the exam online or from home, you’re paying money for something other than the GED® test.
Don’t take a site’s word that they’re accredited; they’ll say anything to get your money. To find out if a particular high school or online program is recognized or accredited by your state, contact your state’s Department of Education. Some organizations that are not approved by either of these groups are:
• American Accreditation Council of Online Learning
• National Association for Legal Support of Alternative Learning
• American Association on Non-Traditional Private Post Secondary Education
• Universal Accreditation Association for Online Distance Learning
Note: As of July 2011, there is no accreditation agency recognized by the Department of Education (ED) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that has the word “online” in its name.