Advising Services

Figuring out the next step in your educational journey might feel like a lot. If you want help coming up with a plan for your education or learning more about the programs we offer, our advisors are available.

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Why Career Online High School?

Career Online High School gives you the flexibility you need to balance work and school. You can:

  1. Earn a diploma at your own pace and comfort level.
  2. Gain real-world career skills with adult-focused class content.
  3. Get support from academic coaches to help you along the way.
  4. Continue your education, if you choose, through our College Credit Connection program.

How long will it take to graduate?

The average time to complete is only 8 to 10 months. But you have 18 months to complete the program, so you set the pace that works best for you.

Who’s eligible?

Are you a...

McOpCo full-time Store Manager Trainee, Certified Swing Manager, Department Manager, or General Manager

You are eligible if:

  • You have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program.
  • Your participation is approved by your Supervisor.

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

You are eligible if:

  • You are employed by McDonald’s for at least 12 months.
  • You work an average of 20 hours per week or more.
  • You have a performance rating of “good” or “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program.
  • Your participation is approved by your Supervisor.

What should I know about Career Online High School?

Before you get started, keep in mind:

  • McDonald’s covers the full cost of the program.
  • You will choose a career path that fits your goals. There are 8 options, which are:
    • General Career Preparation with High School Diploma
    • Retail and Customer Service with High School Diploma
    • Food and Customer Service with High School Diploma
    • Office Management with High School Diploma
    • Certified Protection Officer with High School Diploma
    • Homeland Security with High School Diploma
    • Certified Transportation Services with High School Diploma
    • Child Care Training with High School Diploma
  • You will sign up on the Ed2Go website.
    • You’ll sign up for both the “Part 1: Prerequisite” and “Part 2” courses.
    • Once you’ve signed up, you will be contacted by the Service Center with next steps.
    • You MUST finish the “Part 1: Prerequisite” course within 2 weeks of enrolling, so be sure to plan ahead and make sure you can commit 8 to 10 hours per week to finish this course in the 2-week window.

How do I get started?

Before you get started…

Make sure you gather the information you’ll need:

  • Your email address, phone number and address
  • Your employee #
  • Your store number, city, state and address

Be sure you have access to a computer with internet. The program will not work from a tablet or phone.

First, choose the career path that best fits your goals. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Ed2Go enrollment website.
  • Want to know more about the 8 specializations available to you? Click on “View Catalog” in the upper left corner of the Ed2Go page. Then, click “Part 1: Prerequisite Course for…” to find out more about each specialization.

Once you’ve picked your career path, you can enroll in Career Online High School. To enroll:

  • Click on the “Enroll Now” link for “Part 1: Prerequisite” and “Part 2” of the career path you choose.
  • Click on “Continue Enrollment.”
  • If you are a new student, click “Create a New Account.”
    • You will need to fill in your information, and your title, store number, contact number and address. Click “Submit.”
  • Within 1 business day, you will get an email from Ed2Go confirming your enrollment.

Then, take your classes and get your degree!

  • Log in to your Ed2Go account and click on “Enter my classroom” on the home page.
  • Start by completing “Part 1: Prerequisite.Remember, you only have 2 weeks to take this course!
  • Request transcripts. Your Academic Coach will call you and explain how to get transcripts from past schools so that you get credit for courses you already took.
  • Complete “Part 2” of the program within 18 months.

Success Story

Meet Jeffrey.

Jeffrey, a McOpCo restaurant manager in Indianapolis, earned his Associate’s degree using credits he already earned by completing McDonald’s management training courses (MDP)! He used the ACE credit recommendations to successfully apply credits toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Degree from Ivy Tech Community College. Not only was Jeffrey a full-time student, but he was also managing 2 McDonald’s restaurants and teaching Shift Management Excellence Courses at several restaurants. By applying credits from courses he had already completed, Jeffrey was able to earn his degree faster and better manage school and work. He even won the 2014 American Council Education (ACE) Student of the Year Award for successfully using ACE credit recommendations, earning a $500 scholarship!