Diploma Mill Alert
 
Never call and ask an online degree program if they are legitimate or accredited. Find that out for yourself by doing your own research. Unfortunately, I was not able to help a couple of people find work this week because they paid hundreds of dollars for a "High School Degree (GED)" from a "diploma mill".

You don't need a diploma to prove that you will not be taken advantage of...EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT DIPLOMA MILLS:

http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/diplomamills/diploma-mills.html

If you are considering a degree, especially an online degree, as the above resource states, review the company's standing with the Better Business Bureau. Here is an example:

http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/diplomamills/diploma-mills.html 

Following is more information about online GED programs. This particular site offers a legitimate online degree program:

http://www.passged.com/articles/37-Beware-Fake-HS-Diplomas.php