We know that getting a diploma takes a lot of hard work. But studies are showing it’s worth it! The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that shows some major differences between high school diploma versus a GED. Here are five reasons why that free online diploma really does matter.

Diploma vs. GED–Five Reasons a High School Diploma Matters

1. You Will Make More Money

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a high school diploma earn $179 more per week on average than those with a GED. That’s about $9,300 dollars more a year you could earn just by getting that diploma!

2. You Will Find a Job More Easily

Despite what many people think, GED actually stands for general education development, not general equivalency diploma. A GED does not hold the same value as a high school diploma. Unfortunately, a stigma follows those with a GEDs as someone who quits or can’t work hard. According to the Bureau, people who have a GED have an unemployment rate of 11% whereas people with a high school diploma are only at 7.5%.

3. You’re More Likely to Stay in College

If you are thinking of attending college, you definitely want to make sure you earn that diploma. For one reason, it will be much easier to get into college. For another, reports show that 77%  percent of people with a GED drop out of college. Only 24% of college students with a high school diploma drop out after the first semester.

4. An Online Diploma With Primavera is Free!

Primavera Online High School is completely tuition free. An average GED test costs over $120 and it holds less value, so why not receive a quality education from Primavera for free?

5. You Miss Out on the High School Experience

You might be thinking you don’t like the high school experience anyway. But Primavera student life is different. We have All School Events, online students clubs, prom and a Parent Student Portal (PSP) student community chat, so you can always connect with classmates in an inviting, fun way. Plus, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we hold contests for you to win free stuff from us, making our high school experience something you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on!

If you’re a student looking to get back on track, come to Primavera! We have a great credit recovery option so you can get your diploma without ever having to step foot in that old high school again!

Primavera has blocks starting every two weeks so you can enroll on a date that is convenient for you. To see a full schedule of our block starting dates, head to our website calendar.

Come enjoy a 100% online, tuition-free, fully-accredited education that fits your schedule with Primavera! To start your application, click here.


  • Do you have questions about getting an online diploma with Primavera? Share with us in the comments below; we’re happy to help!


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