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.

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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 when you’ve reached College-Ready scores, you’re demonstrated to be ready for these schools’ programs and an excellent job and career. The overview below was made in 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 College-Ready and the GED College-Ready Plus Credit scores.

Alabama

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal
 Athens State University Athens
 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach
 Heritage Christian University Florence
 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa
 Southeastern Bible College Birmingham
 Southern Union State Community College Wadley
 United States Sports Academy Daphne
 The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham
 University of Montevallo Montevallo

Alaska

 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage
 University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks
 University of Alaska Southeast Juneau

Arizona

 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott
 Harrison Middleton University Tempe
 Maricopa Community College Tempe
 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff
 University of Arizona Tucson

Arkansas

 Central Baptist College Conway
 Central Baptist College Conway
 The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock

California

 Azusa Pacific University Azusa
 Brandman University Irvine
 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach
 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley
 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara
 Fresno City College Fresno
 Golden Gate University San Francisco
 Holy Names University Oakland
 National University La Jolla
 Rio Hondo College Whittier
 Riverside City College Riverside
 Trident University Cypress
 United States University San Diego
 University College at Azusa Pacific College Azusa
 University of the Pacific Stockton
 University of the West Rosemead

Colorado

 Adams State University Alamosa
 Aims Community College Greeley
 Colorado Community College System Denver
 Colorado State University Fort Collins
 Colorado State University-Global Campus Greenwood Village
 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
 Front Range Community College Westminster
 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver
 Nazarene Bible College Colorado Springs
 Pueblo Community College Pueblo

Connecticut

 Charter Oak State College New Britain
 Charter Oak University New Britain
 Gateway Community College New Haven
 Goodwin College East Hartford
 Manchester Community College Manchester
 Post University Waterbury
 Wesleyan College Middletown

Delaware

 Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington
 Wilmington University New Castle

District of Columbia

 Catholic University of America Washington DC
 University of the District of Columbia Washington DC

Florida

 Daytona State College Daytona Beach
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ-Daytona Daytona Beach
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–WorldWide Daytona Beach
 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne
 Florida National University Hialeah
 Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland
 Florida State University Tallahassee
 Hillsborough Community College Tampa
 Johnson University Florida Kissimmee
 Saint Leo University Saint Leo
 Stetson University DeLand
 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee
 Trinity College of Florida Trinity
 Warner University Lake Wales

Georgia

 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton
 Albany Technical College Albany
 Armstrong State University Savannah
 Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta
 Augusta Technical College Augusta
 Beulah Heights University Atlanta
 Brenau University–Gainesville Gainesville
 Central Georgia Technical College Macon
 Columbus State University Columbus
 Columbus Technical College Columbus
 Dalton State College Dalton
 Darton State College Albany
 Georgia Military College Milledgeville
 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston
 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus
 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro
 Savannah State University Savannah
 Savannah Technical College Savannah

Hawaii

 Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu
 Pacific Rim Christian University Honolulu

Idaho

 Boise State University Boise
 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls

Illinois

 Augustana College Rock Island
 Chicago State University Chicago
 City Colleges of Chicago–Olive-Harvey College Chicago
 Danville Area Community College Danville
 Governors State University University Park
 Greenville College Greenville
 Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby
 Lewis University Romeoville
 Loyola University of Chicago Wilmette
 McKendree University Lebanon
 National-Louis University–Chicago Campus Chicago
 Roosevelt University Chicago
 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove
 Western Illinois University Macomb

Indiana

 Ancilla College Donaldson
 Bethel College Mishawaka
 Calumet College of St Whiting
 Grace College and Seminary Winona Lake
 Indiana State University Terre Haute
 Indiana University Northwest Gary
 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Lawrenceburg
 Marian University Indianapolis
 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods
 University of Evansville Evansville

Iowa

 Graceland University Lamoni
 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo
 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo
 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs
 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City
 Shiloh University Kalona
 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls
 Upper Iowa University Fayette

Kansas

 Fort Hays State University Hays
 Friends University Wichita
 Hesston College Hesston
 Independence Community College Independence
 Kansas State University Manhattan
 Southwestern College Winfield
 Wichita State University Wichita

Kentucky

 Bellarmine University Louisville
 Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro
 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights
 Sullivan University Louisville

Louisiana

 Northwestern State University Natchitoches
 South Central Louisiana Technical College Morgan City
 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond

Maine

 Husson University Bangor
 York County Community College Wells

Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College Arnold
Bowie State University Bowie
Capitol Technology University Laurel
Carroll Community College Westminster
Coppin State University Baltimore
Montgomery College Rockville
Morgan State University Baltimore
Salisbury University Salisbury
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne
University of Maryland University College College Park

Massachusetts

 College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee
 Emerson College Boston
 Middlesex Community College Lowell
 North Shore Community College Danvers
 Northeastern University Boston
 Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill
 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester
 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston
 William James College Newton

Michigan

 Andrews University Berrien Springs
 Baker College of Flint Flint
 Davenport University Grand Rapids
 Grace Bible College Wyoming
 Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie
 Lansing Community College Lansing
 Marygrove College Detroit
 Michigan State University East Lansing
 Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City
 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor
 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo

Minnesota

 Alexandria Technical College Alexandria
 Augsburg College Minneapolis
 Capella University Minneapolis
 Century College White Bear Lake
 Concordia College Moorhead
 Concordia University-Saint Paul St. Paul
 Crown College Saint Bonifacius
 Metropolitan State University St. Paul
 Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Canby Canby
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Granite Falls Granite Falls
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Jackson Jackson
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Pipestone Pipestone
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Worthington Worthington
 Normandale Community College Bloomington
 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park
 Pine Technical College Pine City
 Ridgewater College Wilmar
 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona
 South Central College–Faribault Faribault
 South Central College–Mankato North Mankato
 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
 University of Northwestern–Saint Paul St. Paul
 Walden University Minneapolis
 Winona State University Winona

Mississippi

 Delta State University Cleveland
 Hinds Community College Raymond
 Jackson State University Jackson

Missouri

 Culver-Stockton College Canton
 Drury University Springfield
 Hannibal-LaGrange College Hannibal
 Lincoln University Jefferson City
 Lindenwood University Saint Charles
 Midwestern College Kansas City
 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield
 Saint Louis University St. Louis
 Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff
 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg
 Webster University St. Louis

Montana

 Carroll College Helena
 Dawson Community College Glendive
 Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell
 Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls
 Montana State University-Northern Havre

Nebraska

 Creighton University Omaha
 Doane College Grand Island

Nevada

 Western Nevada College Carson City

New Hampshire

 Franklin Pierce University Rindge
 Granite State College Concord
 NHTI, Concord’s Community College Concord
 New England College Henniker
 River Valley Community College Claremont
 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester

New Jersey

 Bloomfield College Bloomfield
 Felician College Lodi
 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark
 Pillar College Newark
 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah
 Rider University Lawrenceville
 Rowan College of Gloucester County Sewell
 Rowan University Glassboro
 Sussex County Community College Newton
 Thomas Edison State University Trenton
 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne

New Mexico

 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque
 EC-Council University Albuquerque
 San Juan College Farmington
 University of the Southwest Hobbs

New York

 American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc New York
 City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York
 City University of New York School of Professional Studies New York
 Daemen College Amherst
 Fordham University Bronx
 Hilbert College Hamburg
 Hofstra University Hempstead
 Molloy College Rockville Centre
 Monroe College Bronx
 Nassau Community College Garden City
 Nazareth College of Rochester Rochester
 Niagara County Community College Sanborn
 Saint Francis College Brooklyn Heights
 Saint Joseph’s College-New York Brooklyn
 State University of New York College at Oswego Oswego
 State University of New York Empire State College Saratoga Springs
 State University of New York Maritime College Bronx
 Syracuse University Syracuse
 Trocaire College Buffalo

North Carolina

 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville
 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson
 Chowan University Murfreesboro
 College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City
 East Carolina University Greenville
 Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City
 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville
 Gaston College Dallas
 Johnson College Charlotte
 Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City
 Montreat College Montreat
 North Carolina Central University Durham
 North Carolina Community College System Raleigh
 Pfeiffer University Misenheimer
 Stanly Community College Albemarle
 University of Mount Olive Mount Olive
 Western Carolina University Cullowhee

North Dakota

 Western Carolina University Cullowhee
 Bismarck State College Bismarck
 Minot State University Minot

Ohio

 Antioch University Yellow Springs
 Central State University Wilberforce
 Cleveland State University Cleveland
 Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland
 Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville
 Kent State University Kent
 Lake Erie College Painesville
 Marion Technical College Marion
 Muskingum University New Concord
 Northwest State Community College Archbold
 Shawnee State University Portsmouth
 Stark State College of Technology Canton
 Tiffin University Tiffin
 University of Toledo Toledo
 Walsh University Canton

Oklahoma

 Carl Albert State College Poteau
 East Central University Ada
 Langston University Langston
 Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City
 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City
 Oklahoma State University Stillwater
 Oral Roberts University Tulsa
 Rose State College Midwest City
 Southwestern Christian University Bethany

Oregon (See also bottom of this page)

 Clackamas Community College Oregon City
 George Fox University Newberg
 Portland Community College Portland
 Western Oregon University Monmouth

Pennsylvania

 Arcadia University Glenside
 Carlow University Pittsburgh
 Chatham University Pittsburgh
 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg
 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro
 Harcum College Bryn Mawr
 Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School Lancaster
 Lebanon Valley College Annville
 Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven
 Marywood University Scranton
 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell
 Mount Aloysius College Cresson
 Muhlenberg College Allentown
 Penn Foster College Scranton
 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown
 Pennsylvania State University University Park
 Pennsylvania State University Abington Campus Abington
 Pennsylvania State University Altoona Campus Altoona
 Pennsylvania State University Beaver Campus Monaca
 Pennsylvania State University Behrend Erie
 Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus Reading
 Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Media
 Pennsylvania State University DuBois Campus DuBois
 Pennsylvania State University Fayette, The Eberly Campus Lemont Furnace
 Pennsylvania State University Greater Allegheny McKeesport
 Pennsylvania State University Hazleton Campus Hazleton
 Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Campus Mont Alto
 Pennsylvania State University New Kensington Campus New Kensington
 Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus Schuylkill Haven
 Pennsylvania State University Shenango Campus Sharon
 Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre Campus Lehman
 Pennsylvania State University Worthington-Scranton Campus Dunmore
 Pennsylvania State University York Campus York
 Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg-Capital College Middletown
 Pennsylvania State University–Lehigh Valley Campus Center Valley
 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia
 Seton Hill University Greensburg
 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock
 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester
 York College of Pennsylvania York

Puerto Rico

 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico San Juan

Rhode Island

 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick
 Providence College School of Continuing Education Providence

 South Carolina

 Aiken Technica Graniteville
 Charleston Southern University Charleston
 Greenville Technical College Greenville
 Midlands Technical College Columbia
 Southern Wesleyan University Central
 University of South Carolina–Beaufort Beaufort
 Wofford College Spartanburg

South Dakota

 Dakota State University Madison
 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown
 Mount Marty College Yankton

Tennessee

 Austin Peay State University Clarksville
 Bainbridge College Athens
 Christian Brothers University Memphis
 Johnson University Knoxville
 King College Bristol
 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro
 Tennessee State University Nashville
 Tusculum College Greeneville
 University of Memphis Memphis
 The University of Tennessee at Martin Martin

Texas

 Amberton University Garland
 Central Texas College Killeen
 Dallas Christian College Dallas
 Eastfield College Mesquite
 El Centro College Dallas
 Houston Community College Houston
 Lamar University Beaumont
 LeTourneau University Longview
 McMurry University Abilene
 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls
 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie
 Tarleton State University Stephenville
 Texas A&M International University Laredo
 Texas A&M University-Central Texas Killeen
 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio

Utah

 Neumont University Salt Lake City
 New Charter University Salt Lake City
 Nightingale College Ogden
 Utah State University Logan
 Weber State University Ogden
 Western Governors University Salt Lake City

Vermont

 Castleton State College Castleton
 Castleton University Castleton
 Champlain College Burlington
 Community College of Vermont Montpelier
 Norwich University Northfield

Virginia

 Chamberlain College of Nursing Arlington
 ECPI University Virginia Beach
 Emory & Henry College Emory
 George Mason University Fairfax
 Germanna Community College Locust Grove
 James Madison University Harrisonburg
 Radford University Radford
 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton
 Virginia State University Petersburg
 Virginia Western Community College Roanoke
 Wytheville Community College Wytheville

 Washington

 Bastyr University Kenmore
 Bellevue College Bellevue
 Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Lakewood
 Saint Martin’s University Lacey
 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla
 Washington State University Pullman
 Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee

West Virginia

 American Military University Charles Town
 American Public University Charles Town
 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg
 Bridge Valley Community & Technical College South Charleston
 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield
 Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington
 West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling
 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg

Wisconsin

 Bellin College Green Bay
 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee
 Gateway Technical College Kenosha
 Madison Area Technical College Madison
 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids
 Nicolet Area Technical College Rhinelander
 Northland College Ashland
 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha
 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater
 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee
 Western Technical College La 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.

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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 test is administered both at state-certified test centers and in an online format.

Oregon Update

As of June 1, 2021, the following Institutions in Oregon have adapted GED College Ready Recommendation:
Chemeketa Community College, Salem
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City
Linn-Benton Community College, Albany
Mount Hood Community College, Gresham
Oregon Coast Community College, Newport
Portland Community College, Portland
Rogue Community College, Medford
Umpqua Community College, Roseburg

Last Updated on October 4, 2021.