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Earn Your High School Diploma: Online Adult Education Program

If you are an adult who never received your high school diploma you may think it is too late to earn your high school diploma. Regardless of how long it has been since you were in high school, it is not too late to earn your diploma and to open up career opportunities for yourself. USCI offers an online adult education program that is designed for busy adults wishing to finish their high school education on their time.

Many adults who dropout of high school believe that their only option to complete high school is to get their GED, HiSET, or other equivalency program, but getting a diploma from a DEAC accredited high school has many benefits and is often seen as a better choice for career advancement. With USCI, adults can take high school courses on their own time, at their own pace to earn their high school diploma!

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Self-Paced Online High School Diploma for Adults

Getting your high school diploma can open up a lot of opportunities for you. Adults with a high school diploma typically make more than those without and are able to apply to a larger variety of jobs. If you are an adult looking to get your high school diploma fast, then our program may be perfect for you. The self-paced nature of our online program allows our students to work on their classes whenever and wherever they want. This means that whether you are working full time, have a loved one or children you are taking care of, or both, you can still get your high school diploma.


Q. I’ve completed some high school, can I transfer my credits?
A. High school credits don’t expire, so as long as you can get a copy of your transcript, you can transfer previous high school credits towards earning your high school diploma! USCI allows students to transfer up to 18 eligible credits. All students have 75 days to submit their previous transcript after enrollment for credits to be considered. Some students attend 9th grade in a junior high program, if this is the case for you, make sure to include your junior high transcript to ensure that credits are applied and you are not required to complete duplicate work.
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Q. How quickly can I finish the program?
A. The amount of time it may take you depends on a couple of different factors, the biggest being how many credits you transfer. If you are able to transfer the maximum amount of credits (18 credits) that leaves you with only 6 credits you need to get your online high school diploma (24 credits required in total). If you are able to take 2 classes a month (0.5 credits each) then you can finish the program in as little as 6 months!
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Q. When can I start the program?
A. After enrolling, students can start the program immediately. Once enrollment is submitted, students can expect to receive an email with access to their first class (HS002- Strategies for Academic Success). Once you have received the email access, you are able to start the online high school diploma program.
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Q. Are online high school diplomas legit?
A. U.S. Career Institute’s High School is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, meaning that you can trust that our online high school diploma program is legit. You can read more about finding a legitimate online high school.
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Q. How much more does an adult with a high school diploma make than an adult without one?
A. On average individuals who have a high school diploma make about $8,400 more a year than people without a diploma*. But salary differences can vary widely depending on what state you live in! To learn more about salary differences between people with high school diplomas and those without then check out our blog, How Much More High School Graduates Earn Than Non-Graduates in Every State.
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Q. Will I be getting my diploma or my GED?
A. Our online high school program for adults is a high school diploma program. So when you complete this program, you will be awarded your high school diploma.
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Q. Can I work on my classes at any time?
A. Our program is designed so that students can work on it on their own time, at their own pace. So whether you are a night owl or are up early, you can work on the courses whenever works best for you and your schedule!
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*Bureau of Labor and Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment, 2020 on the internet at (visited January 24, 2022). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
USCI does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other institution or acceptance of its diploma to meet college entrance requirements or requirements of potential employers. The acceptance of transfer academic credits and academic credentials to another institution is determined by the receiving institution. Courses in U.S. Career Institute’s high school program may or may not transfer to other institutions and depends solely on the receiving institution’s criteria and determination.