Earn Your High School Diploma Online

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Join 1,000+ McDonald’s Employees Who Did It!

Over a thousand restaurant employees have graduated from Career Online High School. Now you can, too.

  • No Cost for Eligible Employees
  • 100% Online Flexibility
  • Transfer Credit Accepted
  • Support from a Dedicated Academic Coach
  • Career Certificate Included

Next Steps:

  • Am I Eligible?

    McOpCo Employees

    McOpCo full-time Store Manager Trainee, Certified Swing Manager, Department Manager, or General Manager are eligible if:

    • You have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program. 

    McOpCo restaurant Crew, Floor Supervisor, Shift Manager Trainee, Primary Maintenance, or other part-time employee are eligible if:

    • You are employed by McDonald’s for at least 90 cumulative days.
    • You work an average of 15 hours per week or more.
    • You have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program.

    Operator Employees

    Full-time restaurant manager or staff of participating Franchise Owner/Operator are eligible if:

    • You are currently employed by a participating Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You work a minimum of 30 hours per week for that Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are in good standing as determined by the Franchise Owner/Operator.

    Restaurant crew, part-time manager or part-time office staff of participating Franchise Owner/Operator are eligible if:

    • You are currently employed by a participating Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are employed by the same Franchise Owner/Operator at least 90 cumulative days as of the time of the Tuition Assistance Request application completion.
    • You work an average of 15 hours per week for that Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are in good standing as determined by the Franchise Owner/Operator.
  • About the Program

    Time & Effort

    • Complete your first course within 2 weeks.

    • Take your courses online, on your schedule.

    • Spend >8–10 hours a week.

    • Average completion time is 12–14 months.

    Transfer Credit

    Transfer up to 14 of the 18 credits from prior high schools or the GED. We will show you how to request transcripts.

    Support

    We will help you succeed with:

    • Personalized academic coaching

    • Academic help from certified instructors

    • Technical support

    • Online career webinars and seminars

    Technical Requirements

    You need access to a computer or tablet, Internet connection, and an email address. See Technology Requirements.

    What Courses Will I Take?

    (Skip any you have transfer credit for):

    • Career Elective Courses (4 credits)
    • English (4 credits)
    • Social Studies & Health (4 credits)
    • Math (3 credits)
    • Science (3 credits)

    Accreditation

    Accredited by Cognia/NCA/SACS/NWAC.