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How to Get a Diploma Online for Free

We often hear the question, “How can I get a diploma online?” At Alison, we make it easy! Discover how online diploma programs work, ways in which they differ from the traditional campus experience and how an online diploma can benefit your career. Check out our section on choosing the right free online diploma for you and enroll today.

What are Diploma Programs?

An online diploma program is considered postsecondary, non-degree training. Generally speaking, online diplomas are awarded for specific professional or vocational training. Diplomas are available in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, technology and business.

At Alison, our free online diploma programs are more comprehensive than our certificate programs, focusing on several subjects within a particular field of study. We offer hundreds of free online diplomas from top universities, as well as world-class professors, experts and companies.

Our diploma options fall into nine categories :

  • Technology
  • Language
  • Science
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Math
  • Marketing
  • Lifestyle

All of our diplomas are offered in a self-paced format, so you can learn when and where it works best for you. Most are designed to be completed in eight to 10 hours.

You can get training in almost any subject you can imagine, so check out our free online diplomas and start learning today!

Online Diplomas versus Campus

Online diplomas offer a number of advantages when it comes to accessibility, flexibility and affordability.

At Alison, you can explore diploma programs from a place and at a pace that is convenient for you. Our online diplomas are absolutely free to study, and upon completion, you can choose to download an official diploma as proof of your achievement.

Unlike traditional educational institutions, our diploma programs do not run on a semester or quarter system, so you can get started learning for free whenever and wherever you want.

Who Should Consider Getting an Online Diploma?

Individuals generally earn an online diploma in order to achieve professional development goals. An online diploma might be right for you if:

  • Your employer indicates you need it to meet the requirements of your current job.
  • You wish to boost your skills in a particular area in order to earn a promotion.
  • You’re starting a business or looking to make a career transition and want to gain marketable skills.

This training is an impressive addition to your resume and can provide a boost to your professional confidence. Alison’s free online diplomas span an array of subjects and offer immediate and practical benefits to our learners.

Careers and Online Diplomas

Online diplomas typically focus on practical, technical skills that can easily be applied to a particular vocation or industry. As a result, these online diplomas can serve as a great career booster.

Some of today’s most in-demand jobs offer diploma options, including those in Health Science, Information Technology and Business Management & Administration, among many others.

Alison's Career Guide is a great resource to explore the world’s careers. Narrow your search by industry, career path and occupation. For each occupation, you will find all related Alison online diploma programs to help you gain the skills and qualifications you need to succeed.

How to Choose an Online Diploma Program

Not sure where to start when choosing an online diploma program? A few simple steps can help set you on the right path.

  1. Understand your learning goals. What are you hoping to achieve by enrolling in a diploma program? What do you already know about the subject and where are there knowledge gaps?
  2. Research available options. Alison has hundreds of free online diplomas and allows you to narrow your search by industry, career, subject matter or keyword. Quickly find options that fit your needs.
  3. Select your free online diploma program. You can enroll with one click and get started on your learning journey immediately!

How to Get a Diploma Online With Alison

All of Alison’s free online diplomas are easy-to-navigate systems that allow you to narrow your search quickly and find the diploma option that fits with your learning goals, desired subject area, training needs and time.

Once you have selected your desired diploma program, click on the blue “Start Now” button to enroll. Study when and where you want and track your learning on our practical learner dashboard. When you have completed the instructional modules and assessment, you can choose to download a diploma as proof of your achievement.

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