Online GED® Certificates Are Fakes!

What good is a fake diploma? You’ve got a lot of reasons to want a high school diploma: self-fulfillment, better jobs, a college education. Well, fake "GED" online certificates fail at all of them.

High schools that use online tests or life experience surveys, where you buy online fake GED diplomas, are scams. Colleges won't take them. Employers won't take them. And you'll only feel taken.

A "GED" test online doesn't measure real skills. And since the test is taken at home, there's no way to know who is actually taking it. Most websites don't even look at your answers. It's not a real GED test. A test online won't prove anything to colleges or employers, and it won't get you a real high school equivalency certificate. Why pay for a worthless piece of paper? It's easy to get your official state-issued diploma.

Don't get trapped by fake online diplomas.

What Happens If You Get an Online Diploma?

At online diploma mills, you can buy a fake diploma for a few hundred dollars, sometimes based on an online test that doesn't really measure anything. Some buyers just lose their money. Others get fired or kicked out of school. Twenty states have laws against using a fake diploma, and Congress is considering making it a federal crime to use a fake high school diploma or GED certificate. The good news is that you can get a real high school equivalency certificate fast and easy with an online study program for the GED test, HiSET exam, or TASC test.

Online High Schools Say They're Accredited

But they aren't. Fake high school websites use fake accreditation agencies. They look official, but it is still a scam. If colleges don't accept it, it's not real accreditation. Just call a local college to see what they say, or check with the Better Business Bureau. The GED Testing Service only approves one online study program for the GED test: GED Academy.

How to Spot a Fake

  • It's based on a "GED" test online or life experience. (Hint: Online "GED" tests are always fake! But you can get a free online practice test.)
  • It promises you a diploma in a few days or weeks.
  • It tries to sell you better grades or transcripts.
  • It's not a member of the Better Business Bureau or has a bad rating.

Some Sites Let You Buy an Online "GED" Certificate!

But it's a lie. The real GED test is government-administered and tests real skills. If you prepare the right way, it's easy, and your high school equivalency diploma is worth a lot more than a fake.

Why a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate Is Best

The GED test, HiSET exam, or TASC test is approved and given by your state government. You earn an official state high school equivalency certificate that jobs and colleges accept. A good online study program can walk you through what you need to succeed one step at a time, giving you exactly what you need to make it easy. You might think you can't do it, but you can.

What about Studying at Home?

There are a few legitimate study-at-home high schools. But be wary. They can be expensive and take two to four years of study. Even then, some colleges or jobs may not accept it. You can study at home for the GED test, HiSET exam, or TASC test, which is given at a test center.

Don't think you need to buy fake GED diplomas online. You can take the real test and pass it. Then you won't ever have to worry about getting fired or losing out on a job because your diploma is fake.


Dennis Gutierrez, Educator


GED Scams & Frauds