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The Diploma From This School Is Absolutely Useless
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If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn't. The diploma from this school is absolutely useless. Buyer beware! Check the Better Business Bureau web site before you pay these people one cent! The BBB has a warning about them on their web site. Check it out. They suck in a lot of innocent people and take their money. They operate on some remote island.

There is no address, and you can't ever talk with anyone via phone. I've asked them for a list of satisfied consumers - no response.

Still waiting!
     
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GenuineNerd on 2010-02-08:
Many states now have online charter schools, which are accredited by the state board of education, and is, in most cases, tuition free. A website regarding these online schools: http://www.k12.com

Why pay money to a scam outfit when you could take state-accredited high school courses online?

It sounds like "Jefferson High School" is a diploma mill, which will give a high school diploma to anybody with the money...I wouldn't be surprised if they even give a diploma to your dog or cat. Any outfit that is named after the high school that Richie Cunningham went to on "Happy Days" needs NOT to be trusted. Their diplomas aren't worth the recycled toilet paper they're printed on.
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Rip Off
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I paid $228.00 for my high school diploma and went to enroll in college and the diploma is fake and the number to call jefferson high school is now no longer connected. I am pissed.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
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goduke on 2009-09-03:
The online page for Jefferson has a specific tab for "accreditation" and says the following, which would probably give the reader some cause for concern:

JHSO Standards
Accreditation generally means that a school or program has been evaluated by an independent group, and meets that accrediting agency's standards. As seen, there are many options for accreditation and the process is VOLUNTARY and it is not "required" to operate. Often smaller programs simply cannot afford the cost of such an ongoing review process.

In an effort to keep program cost down and the current motivational based format of JHSO, JHSO has not sought nor been approved by the US DOE, CHEA or DETC organizations and does not represent itself to be an “Accredited” program of any of these organizations. JHSO incorporates an internal review or “self-auditing” approach to assure consistent standards that include but are not limited to:

Create impetus for organizational improvement and assist in the general rising of diploma granting standards.

Offer an equal opportunity for anyone to receive evaluation and education program rather than a government mandated and regulated testing.

Recognize good performance of students and advisors and provide motivation to maintain and improve mutual performance.

Improve performance review standards of quality and responsiveness and to increase professionalism

Provide superior customer service to students whose timely review of life experience and online testing is an important motivator for them engaging our program.

Please review all program information.
furnman on 2009-09-04:
Canadian you could be on to something, why stop at a high school diploma, for $499 they could sell a college degree, $999 a masters, then charge "the graduate" $100 each time they need to send transcripts to an employee as they are looking for a job.
i_am_canadian on 2009-09-04:
If I had some extra money sometime, I'm almost tempted to buy one of those things.
'It's as close to a PhD in Russian Studies as I'm ever going to get!'
i_am_canadian on 2009-09-03:
Great scam they've got going on there, yet another diploma mill.
skelly39 on 2009-09-03:
Do Richie and Potsie know their diplomas are fake?
goduke on 2009-09-03:
Guess The Fonz was right to drop out.
Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
Potsie...LMAO!
Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
Were you at Jefferson High School Online for 4 years?
msnanny on 2009-09-03:
Actually I think that if you bought a diploma rather than earned one you might be considered a fake?
tnchuck100 on 2009-09-03:
These type of diplomas are for impressing your friends and relatives. They will never survive serious scrutiny. They do what they were designed to do: Make the scammers some money. Unfortunately it works.
i_am_canadian on 2009-09-04:
If I had bought a diploma/degree for the sole purpose of impressing my family, it would have been a Doctorate of Theoretical Physics, otherwise known as Item # 7533-B1.
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Thanks
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COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Thanks for informing people about this fake company. I wanted to go to college, and I was excited to pass there test. But I'm glad I came upon this site before sending them 200 dollars.

Thanks you to everyone that let it be known that they are fake.
     
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Soaring Consumer on 2009-03-28:
It is stories like this that we like to hear on this site - that the message got out and saved others from having to take a big loss and from suffering a lot of grief.
Anonymous on 2009-03-28:
Touching and true statement there, Soaring. Glad the OP did their homework and was spared the inconvenience of small claims court.
jktshff1 on 2009-03-28:
What they said.
Anonymous on 2009-03-28:
Or is it *their*? Ding, ding, ding.
Anonymous on 2009-03-28:
LOL knowitall!

I don't think Jefferson is necessarily a fake...one just needs to read through all the info very carefully when considering if it's the right option for them.
GenuineNerd on 2010-02-08:
Ohio offers online and virtual schools, which are state chartered and tuition free. These online schools include the Ohio Virtual Academy and Electronic Classroom Of Tomorrow, among others. If you need a high school diploma, these online schools will be a better choice than a scam diploma mill like "Jefferson High School". A website: http://www.k12.com
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Help
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I want to purchase this I have completed the four course testing and everything is done now I just have to pay the $200 but I have heard bad reviews from here.

I am not trying to go to college I am just trying to get a job with a wireless company and they do background checks and I am scared they won't accept it. I am also thinking of getting a job as a cop do you think this will allow me to get by? I may purchase it today I need help ASAP.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
I commend you for wanting to complete you education. Try a local community college. Most offer online courses now and the tuition is cheap. You may qualify for some local grants or maybe a local business will sponsor you. Best of all, there is virtually no risk that your academic record would be questioned. Good luck!
Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
Don't do it! These online diploma/degree mills are generally not legitimate and it could affect any job you apply for. POlice Academies, especially, will check to see if the educational institutes you list on your resume are legitimate, so don't take any chances. Good luck to you!
Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
I think this GEM from their FAQ should be enough to scare anybody away. http://www.jeffersonhighschoolonline.com/faqs.asp

"5) What is accreditation?

Accreditation generally means that a school or program has been evaluated by an independent group, and meets that accrediting agency's standards. As seen, there are many options for accreditation and the process is VOLUNTARY and it is not "required" to operate. Often smaller programs simply cannot afford the cost of such an ongoing review process.

In an effort to keep program cost down and the current motivational based format of JHSO, JHSO has not sought nor been approved by the US DOE, CHEA or DETC organizations and does not represent itself to be an “Accredited” program of any of these organizations. JHSO is developing its own tuition assistance program. JHSO incorporates an internal review or “self-auditing” approach to assure consistent standards that include but are not limited to:

*

Create impetus for organizational improvement and assist in the general rising of diploma granting standards.
*

Offer an equal opportunity for anyone to receive evaluation and education program rather than a government mandated and regulated testing.
*

Recognize good performance of students and advisors and provide motivation to maintain and improve mutual performance.
*

Improve performance review standards of quality and responsiveness and to increase professionalism
*

Provide superior customer service to students whose timely review of life experience and online testing is an important motivator for them engaging our program.
*

Evaluate and possibly provide mechanisms for financial aid for students who need assistance in tuition payments options and e-learning grants."
Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
I agree with what is above. Most local high schools either have or can recommend a GED program. These proprietary programs you have looked into are usually garbage. My brother in law got his GED through our local high school and it has served him well. Just call them :) Good luck to you!
ticia232 on 2009-03-12:
I also agree with above. But also should add that you should take the GED test first and then see what courses you need help in so that you aren't paying for classes that you do not need.

My friend did that and passed on her first try, so she got her GED and didn't need to pay for any classes.
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Thanks For The Reviews
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HUDSON, WISCONSIN -- I took the online test and passed, went through the steps, but hesitated on paying the 199.00. It just seemed too easy. I googled Jefferson, and this site came up, so I had to read. I'm disappointed that it's not a legit company. I needed my GED for Jobs, not for a college. I read on here, that a college refused to accept it.

Thanks to everyone that wrote a review. You saved me over 200.00.
     
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Ponie on 2009-02-12:
Good to hear you did your research before plunking down money.
madconsumer on 2009-02-12:
way to go!

very helpful.
GenuineNerd on 2010-02-08:
Many states have online or "virtual" schools now, in which you take high school courses online, and these schools are, in most cases, tuition-free, and are state-chartered. Some even provide computers and high speed internet access as long as you are enrolled. You might want to check into this. A website: http://www.k12.com
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Ripoff
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I just took the test and got an A woo hoo! It was too easy my dog can pass it! But before I went any further I researched the company and ended up in here. Thanks for all the great reviews and comments I was tempted to order my shiny new diploma, I am glad that My3cents.com was here to help. I will look into real GED tests and just do it. I am sure it will feel very rewarding to do so.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-01-11:
I'm sure it will feel good! Go get it with good luck and congratulations from me.
jktshff1 on 2009-01-11:
Good for you, stay at it!
lhyn on 2013-06-10:
Its jefferson real?
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