Colleges that accept the GED

Are you looking for a college that will accept your GED® diploma?

Good news. Practically all colleges and universities in the U.S. will accept your GED diploma. And there is an increasing number of schools that also recognize and accept GED College-Ready and College-Ready plus Credit scores.

This means that if your GED test scores are in these ranges, you don’t need to take the SAT or ACT or a state-specific college placement test to sign up for these schools’ academic courses.

The GED scores that allow you to enroll in college-level coursework at these schools include the GED-College Ready range (165-174) and the GED-College Ready Plus Credit range (175-200.)

Your GED diploma is equal to a standard high school diploma, and you’re ready for these schools’ programs and an excellent job and career. The overview below is made in January 2020.

The number of schools recognizing and accepting GED College-Ready scores is increasing steadily, so if you want to apply to your favorite college, check out where they stand.

Colleges and universities that accept GED college-ready scores

We list here 433 colleges and universities that honor the GED-Ready and the GED-Ready Plus Credit scores.


Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNormal
 Athens State UniversityAthens
 Columbia Southern UniversityOrange Beach
 Heritage Christian UniversityFlorence
 Shelton State Community CollegeTuscaloosa
 Southeastern Bible CollegeBirmingham
 Southern Union State Community CollegeWadley
 United States Sports AcademyDaphne
 The University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham
 University of MontevalloMontevallo


 University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage
 University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks
 University of Alaska SoutheastJuneau


 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityPrescott
 Harrison Middleton UniversityTempe
 Maricopa Community CollegeTempe
 Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff
 University of ArizonaTucson


 Central Baptist CollegeConway
 Central Baptist CollegeConway
 The University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock


 Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa
 Brandman UniversityIrvine
 California State University, Long BeachLong Beach
 Coastline Community CollegeFountain Valley
 Fielding Graduate UniversitySanta Barbara
 Fresno City CollegeFresno
 Golden Gate UniversitySan Francisco
 Holy Names UniversityOakland
 National UniversityLa Jolla
 Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier
 Riverside City CollegeRiverside
 Trident UniversityCypress
 United States UniversitySan Diego
 University College at Azusa Pacific CollegeAzusa
 University of the PacificStockton
 University of the WestRosemead


 Adams State UniversityAlamosa
 Aims Community CollegeGreeley
 Colorado Community College SystemDenver
 Colorado State UniversityFort Collins
 Colorado State University-Global CampusGreenwood Village
 Colorado Technical UniversityColorado Springs
 Front Range Community CollegeWestminster
 Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver
 Nazarene Bible CollegeColorado Springs
 Pueblo Community CollegePueblo


 Charter Oak State CollegeNew Britain
 Charter Oak UniversityNew Britain
 Gateway Community CollegeNew Haven
 Goodwin CollegeEast Hartford
 Manchester Community CollegeManchester
 Post UniversityWaterbury
 Wesleyan CollegeMiddletown


 Goldey-Beacom CollegeWilmington
 Wilmington UniversityNew Castle

District of Columbia

 Catholic University of AmericaWashington DC
 University of the District of ColumbiaWashington DC


 Daytona State CollegeDaytona Beach
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ-DaytonaDaytona Beach
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–WorldWideDaytona Beach
 Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourne
 Florida National UniversityHialeah
 Florida Polytechnic UniversityLakeland
 Florida State UniversityTallahassee
 Hillsborough Community CollegeTampa
 Johnson University FloridaKissimmee
 Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo
 Stetson UniversityDeLand
 Tallahassee Community CollegeTallahassee
 Trinity College of FloridaTrinity
 Warner UniversityLake Wales


 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton
 Albany Technical CollegeAlbany
 Armstrong State UniversitySavannah
 Atlanta Metropolitan State CollegeAtlanta
 Augusta Technical CollegeAugusta
 Beulah Heights UniversityAtlanta
 Brenau University–GainesvilleGainesville
 Central Georgia Technical CollegeMacon
 Columbus State UniversityColumbus
 Columbus Technical CollegeColumbus
 Dalton State CollegeDalton
 Darton State CollegeAlbany
 Georgia Military CollegeMilledgeville
 Georgia Piedmont Technical CollegeClarkston
 Georgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericus
 Ogeechee Technical CollegeStatesboro
 Savannah State UniversitySavannah
 Savannah Technical CollegeSavannah


 Chaminade University of HonoluluHonolulu
 Pacific Rim Christian UniversityHonolulu


 Boise State UniversityBoise
 College of Southern IdahoTwin Falls


 Augustana CollegeRock Island
 Chicago State UniversityChicago
 City Colleges of Chicago–Olive-Harvey CollegeChicago
 Danville Area Community CollegeDanville
 Governors State UniversityUniversity Park
 Greenville CollegeGreenville
 Illinois Valley Community CollegeOglesby
 Lewis UniversityRomeoville
 Loyola University of ChicagoWilmette
 McKendree UniversityLebanon
 National-Louis University–Chicago CampusChicago
 Roosevelt UniversityChicago
 Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove
 Western Illinois UniversityMacomb


 Ancilla CollegeDonaldson
 Bethel CollegeMishawaka
 Calumet College of StWhiting
 Grace College and SeminaryWinona Lake
 Indiana State UniversityTerre Haute
 Indiana University NorthwestGary
 Ivy Tech Community College-Central IndianaLawrenceburg
 Marian UniversityIndianapolis
 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegeSaint Mary of the Woods
 University of EvansvilleEvansville


 Graceland UniversityLamoni
 Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterloo
 Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterloo
 Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil Bluffs
 North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason City
 Shiloh UniversityKalona
 University of Northern IowaCedar Falls
 Upper Iowa UniversityFayette


 Fort Hays State UniversityHays
 Friends UniversityWichita
 Hesston CollegeHesston
 Independence Community CollegeIndependence
 Kansas State UniversityManhattan
 Southwestern CollegeWinfield
 Wichita State UniversityWichita


 Bellarmine UniversityLouisville
 Kentucky Wesleyan CollegeOwensboro
 Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights
 Sullivan UniversityLouisville


 Northwestern State UniversityNatchitoches
 South Central Louisiana Technical CollegeMorgan City
 Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond


 Husson UniversityBangor
 York County Community CollegeWells


Anne Arundel Community CollegeArnold
Bowie State UniversityBowie
Capitol Technology UniversityLaurel
Carroll Community CollegeWestminster
Coppin State UniversityBaltimore
Montgomery CollegeRockville
Morgan State UniversityBaltimore
Salisbury UniversitySalisbury
University of Maryland Eastern ShorePrincess Anne
University of Maryland University CollegeCollege Park


 College of Our Lady of the ElmsChicopee
 Emerson CollegeBoston
 Middlesex Community CollegeLowell
 North Shore Community CollegeDanvers
 Northeastern UniversityBoston
 Pine Manor CollegeChestnut Hill
 Quinsigamond Community CollegeWorcester
 Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBoston
 William James CollegeNewton


 Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs
 Baker College of FlintFlint
 Davenport UniversityGrand Rapids
 Grace Bible CollegeWyoming
 Lake Superior State UniversitySault Sainte Marie
 Lansing Community CollegeLansing
 Marygrove CollegeDetroit
 Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing
 Northwestern Michigan CollegeTraverse City
 Spring Arbor UniversitySpring Arbor
 Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo


 Alexandria Technical CollegeAlexandria
 Augsburg CollegeMinneapolis
 Capella UniversityMinneapolis
 Century CollegeWhite Bear Lake
 Concordia CollegeMoorhead
 Concordia University-Saint PaulSt. Paul
 Crown CollegeSaint Bonifacius
 Metropolitan State UniversitySt. Paul
 Minnesota State College-Southeast TechnicalWinona
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–CanbyCanby
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Granite FallsGranite Falls
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–JacksonJackson
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–PipestonePipestone
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–WorthingtonWorthington
 Normandale Community CollegeBloomington
 North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn Park
 Pine Technical CollegePine City
 Ridgewater CollegeWilmar
 Saint Mary’s University of MinnesotaWinona
 South Central College–FaribaultFaribault
 South Central College–MankatoNorth Mankato
 St. Cloud State UniversitySt. Cloud
 University of Northwestern–Saint PaulSt. Paul
 Walden UniversityMinneapolis
 Winona State UniversityWinona


 Delta State UniversityCleveland
 Hinds Community CollegeRaymond
 Jackson State UniversityJackson


 Culver-Stockton CollegeCanton
 Drury UniversitySpringfield
 Hannibal-LaGrange CollegeHannibal
 Lincoln UniversityJefferson City
 Lindenwood UniversitySaint Charles
 Midwestern CollegeKansas City
 Ozarks Technical Community CollegeSpringfield
 Saint Louis UniversitySt. Louis
 Three Rivers Community CollegePoplar Bluff
 University of Central MissouriWarrensburg
 Webster UniversitySt. Louis


 Carroll CollegeHelena
 Dawson Community CollegeGlendive
 Flathead Valley Community CollegeKalispell
 Great Falls College Montana State UniversityGreat Falls
 Montana State University-NorthernHavre


 Creighton UniversityOmaha
 Doane CollegeGrand Island


 Western Nevada CollegeCarson City

New Hampshire

 Franklin Pierce UniversityRindge
 Granite State CollegeConcord
 NHTI, Concord’s Community CollegeConcord
 New England CollegeHenniker
 River Valley Community CollegeClaremont
 Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester

New Jersey

 Bloomfield CollegeBloomfield
 Felician CollegeLodi
 New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark
 Pillar CollegeNewark
 Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwah
 Rider UniversityLawrenceville
 Rowan College of Gloucester CountySewell
 Rowan UniversityGlassboro
 Sussex County Community CollegeNewton
 Thomas Edison State UniversityTrenton
 William Paterson University of New JerseyWayne

New Mexico

 Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerque
 EC-Council UniversityAlbuquerque
 San Juan CollegeFarmington
 University of the SouthwestHobbs

New York

 American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, IncNew York
 City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew York
 City University of New York School of Professional StudiesNew York
 Daemen CollegeAmherst
 Fordham UniversityBronx
 Hilbert CollegeHamburg
 Hofstra UniversityHempstead
 Molloy CollegeRockville Centre
 Monroe CollegeBronx
 Nassau Community CollegeGarden City
 Nazareth College of RochesterRochester
 Niagara County Community CollegeSanborn
 Saint Francis CollegeBrooklyn Heights
 Saint Joseph’s College-New YorkBrooklyn
 State University of New York College at OswegoOswego
 State University of New York Empire State CollegeSaratoga Springs
 State University of New York Maritime CollegeBronx
 Syracuse UniversitySyracuse
 Trocaire CollegeBuffalo

North Carolina

 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community CollegeAsheville
 Caldwell Community College and Technical InstituteHudson
 Chowan UniversityMurfreesboro
 College of The AlbemarleElizabeth City
 East Carolina UniversityGreenville
 Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City
 Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville
 Gaston CollegeDallas
 Johnson CCharlotte
 Mid-Atlantic Christian UniversityElizabeth City
 Montreat CollegeMontreat
 North Carolina Central UniversityDurham
 North Carolina Community College SystemRaleigh
 Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer
 Stanly Community CollegeAlbemarle
 University of Mount OliveMount Olive
 Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee

North Dakota

 Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee
 Bismarck State CollegeBismarck
 Minot State UniversityMinot


 Antioch UniversityYellow Springs
 Central State UniversityWilberforce
 Cleveland State UniversityCleveland
 Cuyahoga Community CollegeCleveland
 Eastern Gateway Community CollegeSteubenville
 Kent State UniversityKent
 Lake Erie CollegePainesville
 Marion Technical CollegeMarion
 Muskingum UniversityNew Concord
 Northwest State Community CollegeArchbold
 Shawnee State UniversityPortsmouth
 Stark State College of TechnologyCanton
 Tiffin UniversityTiffin
 University of ToledoToledo
 Walsh UniversityCanton


 Carl Albert State CollegePoteau
 East Central UniversityAda
 Langston UniversityLangston
 Mid-America Christian UniversityOklahoma City
 Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma City
 Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater
 Oral Roberts UniversityTulsa
 Rose State CollegeMidwest City
 Southwestern Christian UniversityBethany


 Clackamas Community CollegeOregon City
 George Fox UniversityNewberg
 Portland Community CollegePortland
 Western Oregon UniversityMonmouth


 Arcadia UniversityGlenside
 Carlow UniversityPittsburgh
 Chatham UniversityPittsburgh
 East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaEast Stroudsburg
 Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro
 Harcum CollegeBryn Mawr
 Lancaster Bible College and Graduate SchoolLancaster
 Lebanon Valley CollegeAnnville
 Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaLock Haven
 Marywood UniversityScranton
 Montgomery County Community CollegeBlue Bell
 Mount Aloysius CollegeCresson
 Muhlenberg CollegeAllentown
 Penn Foster CollegeScranton
 Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeJohnstown
 Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
 Pennsylvania State University Abington CampusAbington
 Pennsylvania State University Altoona CampusAltoona
 Pennsylvania State University Beaver CampusMonaca
 Pennsylvania State University BehrendErie
 Pennsylvania State University Berks CampusReading
 Pennsylvania State University BrandywineMedia
 Pennsylvania State University DuBois CampusDuBois
 Pennsylvania State University Fayette, The Eberly CampusLemont Furnace
 Pennsylvania State University Greater AlleghenyMcKeesport
 Pennsylvania State University Hazleton CampusHazleton
 Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto CampusMont Alto
 Pennsylvania State University New Kensington CampusNew Kensington
 Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill CampusSchuylkill Haven
 Pennsylvania State University Shenango CampusSharon
 Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre CampusLehman
 Pennsylvania State University Worthington-Scranton CampusDunmore
 Pennsylvania State University York CampusYork
 Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg-Capital CollegeMiddletown
 Pennsylvania State University–Lehigh Valley CampusCenter Valley
 Saint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphia
 Seton Hill UniversityGreensburg
 Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock
 University of PittsburghPittsburgh
 West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester
 York College of PennsylvaniaYork

Puerto Rico

 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto RicoSan Juan

Rhode Island

 Community College of Rhode IslandWarwick
 Providence College School of Continuing EducationProvidence

 South Carolina

 Aiken TechnicaGraniteville
 Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston
 Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville
 Midlands Technical CollegeColumbia
 Southern Wesleyan UniversityCentral
 University of South Carolina–BeaufortBeaufort
 Wofford CollegeSpartanburg

South Dakota

 Dakota State UniversityMadison
 Lake Area Technical InstituteWatertown
 Mount Marty CollegeYankton


 Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville
 Bainbridge CollegeAthens
 Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis
 Johnson UniversityKnoxville
 King CollegeBristol
 Middle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboro
 Tennessee State UniversityNashville
 Tusculum CollegeGreeneville
 University of MemphisMemphis
 The University of Tennessee at MartinMartin


 Amberton UniversityGarland
 Central Texas CollegeKilleen
 Dallas Christian CollegeDallas
 Eastfield CollegeMesquite
 El Centro CollegeDallas
 Houston Community CollegeHouston
 Lamar UniversityBeaumont
 LeTourneau UniversityLongview
 McMurry UniversityAbilene
 Midwestern State UniversityWichita Falls
 Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie
 Tarleton State UniversityStephenville
 Texas A&M International UniversityLaredo
 Texas A&M University-Central TexasKilleen
 University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio


 Neumont UniversitySalt Lake City
 New Charter UniversitySalt Lake City
 Nightingale CollegeOgden
 Utah State UniversityLogan
 Weber State UniversityOgden
 Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City


 Castleton State CollegeCastleton
 Castleton UniversityCastleton
 Champlain CollegeBurlington
 Community College of VermontMontpelier
 Norwich UniversityNorthfield


 Chamberlain College of NursingArlington
 ECPI UniversityVirginia Beach
 Emory & Henry CollegeEmory
 George Mason UniversityFairfax
 Germanna Community CollegeLocust Grove
 James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg
 Radford UniversityRadford
 Thomas Nelson Community CollegeHampton
 Virginia State UniversityPetersburg
 Virginia Western Community CollegeRoanoke
 Wytheville Community CollegeWytheville


 Bastyr UniversityKenmore
 Bellevue CollegeBellevue
 Pierce College Fort SteilacoomLakewood
 Saint Martin’s UniversityLacey
 Walla Walla Community CollegeWalla Walla
 Washington State UniversityPullman
 Wenatchee Valley CollegeWenatchee

West Virginia

 American Military UniversityCharles Town
 American Public UniversityCharles Town
 Blue Ridge Community and Technical CollegeMartinsburg
 Bridge Valley Community & Technical CollegeSouth Charleston
 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical CollegeMoorefield
 Mountwest Community and Technical CollegeHuntington
 West Virginia Northern Community CollegeWheeling
 West Virginia University at ParkersburgParkersburg


 Bellin CollegeGreen Bay
 Cardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukee
 Gateway Technical CollegeKenosha
 Madison Area Technical CollegeMadison
 Mid-State Technical CollegeWisconsin Rapids
 Nicolet Area Technical CollegeRhinelander
 Northland CollegeAshland
 University of Wisconsin-ParksideKenosha
 University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater
 Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukee
 Western Technical CollegeLa Crosse

The GED tests are scored on a 100-200 scale and the minimally required score (145 points) counts for all four tests covering Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. If you want to get the GED College Ready score, you need to score a minimum of 165 points for each GED subject.

Bear in mind that the GED exam is pretty challenging and that decent preparation is absolutely required. Some 40 percent of high school grads would not pass the four GED subtests on their first attempt!

So there are four independent modules on the GED exam. The exam is for adults who don’t have a high school diploma. In most U.S. states, the minimum age to be able to sit for the GED test is sixteen though there are states that require a higher age to qualify.

Underage applicants (16 and 17), however, must meet strict additional requirements. They must, for instance, be officially withdrawn from their high school, and have parental permission.

Your state awards the GED diploma or certificate (depending on the state) when you have scored sufficiently (145 and up) on all four GED modules. The GED testis administered at state-certified test centers only.


Last Updated on August 30, 2020.

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