High School Diploma/GED Alternative Program Scams
BBB of Acadiana is receiving calls on a company called Nation High School reportedly out of Charlotte North Caroline –although the BBB there can find no such business, it has a BBB Rating of F on a scale from A+ to F. See report: http://www.bbb.org/charlotte/business-reviews/schools-home-study/nation-high-school-in-charlotte-nc-218555. The company says they provide a “High school diploma for GED alternative program”. This type of companies capitalize on the growth in popularity of distance learning opportunities and are using the freedom of the Internet.
Although many diploma mills claim to be "accredited," their accreditation is occasionally from a bogus, but official-sounding agency that they created. You can use the Internet to check if a school is accredited by a legitimate organization at a new database of accredited academic institutions, posted by the U.S. Department of Education at the Louisiana Department of Education: www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ or http://www.doe.state.la.us/ or call 877-453-2721 for more information.
So how can you tell if the institution you're thinking about is legitimate? The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana suggests you do some homework and watch for these red flags: For more information contact us at 337.981.3497 or log on to www.bbb.org.
For more information contact us at 337.981.3497 or log on to www.bbb.org.