Colleges that Accept GED Scores

Practically all colleges and universities in North America recognize and accept the GED® diploma in lieu of a common high school credential. On this page, we list 433 colleges and universities that are not only accepting GED grads but also accept the GED scores College-Ready and College-Ready plus credit.

It means that if you score a minimum of 165 points on the GED scoring scale, you do not need to take the ACT or SAT or any other college entrance exam additionally. GED-Ready: 165-174; GED-Ready Plus Credit: 175-200.

The passing score on each individual GED module is 145 and there’s no way to average your scores. The minimally required score counts for all four tests covering Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.

GED testing occurs at a level that is comparable to the knowledge level of high school grads. In fact, some 40 percent of high school grads would not pass the four GED subtests on their first attempt!

Your GED diploma is equal to a common high school diploma and you’re ready for these schools’ programs and a fine job and career. This is an overview 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.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal  Alabama
 Athens State University Athens  Alabama
 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach  Alabama
 Heritage Christian University Florence  Alabama
 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa  Alabama
 Southeastern Bible College Birmingham  Alabama
 Southern Union State Community College Wadley  Alabama
 United States Sports Academy Daphne  Alabama
 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham  Alabama
 University of Montevallo Montevallo  Alabama
 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage  Alaska
 University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks  Alaska
 University of Alaska Southeast Juneau  Alaska
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott  Arizona
 Harrison Middleton University Tempe  Arizona
 Maricopa Community College Tempe  Arizona
 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff  Arizona
 University of Arizona Tucson  Arizona
 Central Baptist College Conway  Arkansas
 Central Baptist College Conway  Arkansas
 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock  Arkansas
 Azusa Pacific University Azusa  California
 Brandman University Irvine  California
 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach  California
 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley  California
 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara  California
 Fresno City College Fresno  California
 Golden Gate University San Francisco  California
 Holy Names University Oakland  California
 National University La Jolla  California
 Rio Hondo College Whittier  California
 Riverside City College Riverside  California
 Trident University Cypress  California
 United States University San Diego  California
 University College at Azusa Pacific College Azusa  California
 University of the Pacific Stockton  California
 University of the West Rosemead  California
 Adams State University Alamosa  Colorado
 Aims Community College Greeley  Colorado
 Colorado Community College System Denver  Colorado
 Colorado State University Fort Collins  Colorado
 Colorado State University–Global Campus Greenwood Village  Colorado
 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs  Colorado
 Front Range Community College Westminster  Colorado
 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver  Colorado
 Nazarene Bible College Colorado Springs  Colorado
 Pueblo Community College Pueblo  Colorado
 Charter Oak State College New Britain  Connecticut
 Charter Oak University New Britain  Connecticut
 GateWay Community College New Haven  Connecticut
 Goodwin College East Hartford  Connecticut
 Manchester Community College Manchester  Connecticut
 Post University Waterbury  Connecticut
 Wesleyan College Middletown  Connecticut
 Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington  Delaware
 Wilmington University New Castle  Delaware
 Catholic University of America Washington  District of Columbia
 University of the District of Columbia Washington  District of Columbia
 Daytona State College Daytona Beach  Florida
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ-Daytona Daytona Beach  Florida
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–WorldWide Daytona Beach  Florida
 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne  Florida
 Florida National University Hialeah  Florida
 Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland  Florida
 Florida State University Tallahassee  Florida
 Hillsborough Community College Tampa  Florida
 Johnson University Florida Kissimmee  Florida
 Saint Leo University Saint Leo  Florida
 Stetson University DeLand  Florida
 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee  Florida
 Trinity College of Florida Trinity  Florida
 Warner University Lake Wales  Florida
 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton  Georgia
 Albany Technical College Albany  Georgia
 Armstrong State University Savannah  Georgia
 Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta  Georgia
 Augusta Technical College Augusta  Georgia
 Beulah Heights University Atlanta  Georgia
 Brenau University–Gainesville Gainesville  Georgia
 Central Georgia Technical College Macon  Georgia
 Columbus State University Columbus  Georgia
 Columbus Technical College Columbus  Georgia
 Dalton State College Dalton  Georgia
 Darton State College Albany  Georgia
 Georgia Military College Milledgeville  Georgia
 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston  Georgia
 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus  Georgia
 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro  Georgia
 Savannah State University Savannah  Georgia
 Savannah Technical College Savannah  Georgia
 Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu  Hawaii
 Pacific Rim Christian University Honolulu  Hawaii
 Boise State University Boise  Idaho
 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls  Idaho
 Augustana College Rock Island  Illinois
 Chicago State University Chicago  Illinois
 City Colleges of Chicago–Olive-Harvey College Chicago  Illinois
 Danville Area Community College Danville  Illinois
 Governors State University University Park  Illinois
 Greenville College Greenville  Illinois
 Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby  Illinois
 Lewis University Romeoville  Illinois
 Loyola University Chicago Wilmette  Illinois
 McKendree University Lebanon  Illinois
 National-Louis University–Chicago Campus Chicago  Illinois
 Roosevelt University Chicago  Illinois
 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove  Illinois
 Western Illinois University Macomb  Illinois
 Ancilla College Donaldson  Indiana
 Bethel College Mishawaka  Indiana
 Calumet College of St Whiting  Indiana
 Grace College and Seminary Winona Lake  Indiana
 Indiana State University Terre Haute  Indiana
 Indiana University Northwest Gary  Indiana
 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Lawrenceburg  Indiana
 Marian University Indianapolis  Indiana
 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods  Indiana
 University of Evansville Evansville  Indiana
 Graceland University Lamoni  Iowa
 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo  Iowa
 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo  Iowa
 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs  Iowa
 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City  Iowa
 Shiloh University Kalona  Iowa
 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls  Iowa
 Upper Iowa University Fayette  Iowa
 Fort Hays State University Hays  Kansas
 Friends University Wichita  Kansas
 Hesston College Hesston  Kansas
 Independence Community College Independence  Kansas
 Kansas State University Manhattan  Kansas
 Southwestern College Winfield  Kansas
 Wichita State University Wichita  Kansas
 Bellarmine University Louisville  Kentucky
 Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro  Kentucky
 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights  Kentucky
 Sullivan University Louisville  Kentucky
 Northwestern State University Natchitoches  Louisiana
 South Central Louisiana Technical College Morgan City  Louisiana
 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond  Louisiana
 Husson University Bangor  Maine
 York County Community College Wells  Maine
 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold  Maryland
 Bowie State University Bowie  Maryland
 Capitol Technology University Laurel  Maryland
 Carroll Community College Westminster  Maryland
 Coppin State University Baltimore  Maryland
 Montgomery College Rockville  Maryland
 Morgan State University Baltimore  Maryland
 Salisbury University Salisbury  Maryland
 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne  Maryland
 University of Maryland University College College Park  Maryland
 College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee  Massachusetts
 Emerson College Boston  Massachusetts
 Middlesex Community College Lowell  Massachusetts
 North Shore Community College Danvers  Massachusetts
 Northeastern University Boston  Massachusetts
 Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill  Massachusetts
 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester  Massachusetts
 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston  Massachusetts
 William James College Newton  Massachusetts
 Andrews University Berrien Springs  Michigan
 Baker College of Flint Flint  Michigan
 Davenport University Grand Rapids  Michigan
 Grace Bible College Wyoming  Michigan
 Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie  Michigan
 Lansing Community College Lansing  Michigan
 Marygrove College Detroit  Michigan
 Michigan State University East Lansing  Michigan
 Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City  Michigan
 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor  Michigan
 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo  Michigan
 Alexandria Technical College Alexandria  Minnesota
 Augsburg College Minneapolis  Minnesota
 Capella University Minneapolis  Minnesota
 Century College White Bear Lake  Minnesota
 Concordia College Moorhead  Minnesota
 Concordia University-Saint Paul St. Paul  Minnesota
 Crown College Saint Bonifacius  Minnesota
 Metropolitan State University St. Paul  Minnesota
 Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona  Minnesota
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Canby Canby  Minnesota
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Granite Falls Granite Falls  Minnesota
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Jackson Jackson  Minnesota
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Pipestone Pipestone  Minnesota
 Minnesota West Community and Technical College–Worthington Worthington  Minnesota
 Normandale Community College Bloomington  Minnesota
 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park  Minnesota
 Pine Technical College Pine City  Minnesota
 Ridgewater College Wilmar  Minnesota
 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona  Minnesota
 South Central College–Faribault Faribault  Minnesota
 South Central College–Mankato North Mankato  Minnesota
 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud  Minnesota
 University of Northwestern–Saint Paul St. Paul  Minnesota
 Walden University Minneapolis  Minnesota
 Winona State University Winona  Minnesota
 Delta State University Cleveland  Mississippi
 Hinds Community College Raymond  Mississippi
 Jackson State University Jackson  Mississippi
 Culver-Stockton College Canton  Missouri
 Drury University Springfield  Missouri
 Hannibal-LaGrange College Hannibal  Missouri
 Lincoln University Jefferson City  Missouri
 Lindenwood University Saint Charles  Missouri
 Midwestern College Kansas City  Missouri
 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield  Missouri
 Saint Louis University St. Louis  Missouri
 Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff  Missouri
 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg  Missouri
 Webster University St. Louis  Missouri
 Carroll College Helena  Montana
 Dawson Community College Glendive  Montana
 Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell  Montana
 Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls  Montana
 Montana State University-Northern Havre  Montana
 Creighton University Omaha  Nebraska
 Doane College Grand Island  Nebraska
 Western Nevada College Carson City  Nevada
 Franklin Pierce University Rindge  New Hampshire
 Granite State College Concord  New Hampshire
 NHTI, Concord’s Community College Concord  New Hampshire
 New England College Henniker  New Hampshire
 River Valley Community College Claremont  New Hampshire
 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester  New Hampshire
 Bloomfield College Bloomfield  New Jersey
 Felician College Lodi  New Jersey
 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark  New Jersey
 Pillar College Newark  New Jersey
 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah  New Jersey
 Rider University Lawrenceville  New Jersey
 Rowan College of Gloucester County Sewell  New Jersey
 Rowan University Glassboro  New Jersey
 Sussex County Community College Newton  New Jersey
 Thomas Edison State University Trenton  New Jersey
 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne  New Jersey
 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque  New Mexico
 EC-Council University Albuquerque  New Mexico
 San Juan College Farmington  New Mexico
 University of the Southwest Hobbs  New Mexico
 American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc New York  New York
 City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York  New York
 City University of New York School of Professional Studies New York  New York
 Daemen College Amherst  New York
 Fordham University Bronx  New York
 Hilbert College Hamburg  New York
 Hofstra University Hempstead  New York
 Molloy College Rockville Centre  New York
 Monroe College Bronx  New York
 Nassau Community College Garden City  New York
 Nazareth College of Rochester Rochester  New York
 Niagara County Community College Sanborn  New York
 Saint Francis College Brooklyn Heights  New York
 Saint Joseph’s College New York Brooklyn  New York
 State University of New York College at Oswego Oswego  New York
 State University of New York Empire State College Saratoga Springs  New York
 State University of New York Maritime College Bronx  New York
 Syracuse University Syracuse  New York
 Trocaire College Buffalo  New York
 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville  North Carolina
 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson  North Carolina
 Chowan University Murfreesboro  North Carolina
 College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City  North Carolina
 East Carolina University Greenville  North Carolina
 Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City  North Carolina
 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville  North Carolina
 Gaston College Dallas  North Carolina
 Johnson C Charlotte  North Carolina
 Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City  North Carolina
 Montreat College Montreat  North Carolina
 North Carolina Central University Durham  North Carolina
 North Carolina Community College System Raleigh  North Carolina
 Pfeiffer University Misenheimer  North Carolina
 Stanly Community College Albemarle  North Carolina
 University of Mount Olive Mount Olive  North Carolina
 Western Carolina University Cullowhee  North Carolina
 Bismarck State College Bismarck  North Dakota
 Minot State University Minot  North Dakota
 Antioch University Yellow Springs  Ohio
 Central State University Wilberforce  Ohio
 Cleveland State University Cleveland  Ohio
 Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland  Ohio
 Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville  Ohio
 Kent State University Kent  Ohio
 Lake Erie College Painesville  Ohio
 Marion Technical College Marion  Ohio
 Muskingum University New Concord  Ohio
 Northwest State Community College Archbold  Ohio
 Shawnee State University Portsmouth  Ohio
 Stark State College of Technology Canton  Ohio
 Tiffin University Tiffin  Ohio
 University of Toledo Toledo  Ohio
 Walsh University Canton  Ohio
 Carl Albert State College Poteau  Oklahoma
 East Central University Ada  Oklahoma
 Langston University Langston  Oklahoma
 Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City  Oklahoma
 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City  Oklahoma
 Oklahoma State University Stillwater  Oklahoma
 Oral Roberts University Tulsa  Oklahoma
 Rose State College Midwest City  Oklahoma
 Southwestern Christian University Bethany  Oklahoma
 Clackamas Community College Oregon City  Oregon
 George Fox University Newberg  Oregon
 Portland Community College Portland  Oregon
 Western Oregon University Monmouth  Oregon
 Arcadia University Glenside  Pennsylvania
 Carlow University Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania
 Chatham University Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania
 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg  Pennsylvania
 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro  Pennsylvania
 Harcum College Bryn Mawr  Pennsylvania
 Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School Lancaster  Pennsylvania
 Lebanon Valley College Annville  Pennsylvania
 Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven  Pennsylvania
 Marywood University Scranton  Pennsylvania
 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell  Pennsylvania
 Mount Aloysius College Cresson  Pennsylvania
 Muhlenberg College Allentown  Pennsylvania
 Penn Foster College Scranton  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University University Park  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Abington Campus Abington  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Altoona Campus Altoona  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Beaver Campus Monaca  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Behrend Erie  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus Reading  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Media  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University DuBois Campus DuBois  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Fayette, The Eberly Campus Lemont Furnace  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Greater Allegheny McKeesport  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Hazleton Campus Hazleton  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Campus Mont Alto  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University New Kensington Campus New Kensington  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus Schuylkill Haven  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Shenango Campus Sharon  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre Campus Lehman  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University Worthington-Scranton Campus Dunmore  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University York Campus York  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg-Capital College Middletown  Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania State University–Lehigh Valley Campus Center Valley  Pennsylvania
 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
 Seton Hill University Greensburg  Pennsylvania
 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock  Pennsylvania
 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania
 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester  Pennsylvania
 York College of Pennsylvania York  Pennsylvania
 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico San Juan  Puerto Rico
 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick  Rhode Island
 Providence College School of Continuing Education Providence  Rhode Island
 Aiken Technical College Graniteville  South Carolina
 Charleston Southern University Charleston  South Carolina
 Greenville Technical College Greenville  South Carolina
 Midlands Technical College Columbia  South Carolina
 Southern Wesleyan University Central  South Carolina
 University of South Carolina–Beaufort Beaufort  South Carolina
 Wofford College Spartanburg  South Carolina
 Dakota State University Madison  South Dakota
 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown  South Dakota
 Mount Marty College Yankton  South Dakota
 Austin Peay State University Clarksville  Tennessee
 Bainbridge College Athens  Tennessee
 Christian Brothers University Memphis  Tennessee
 Johnson University Knoxville  Tennessee
 King College Bristol  Tennessee
 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro  Tennessee
 Tennessee State University Nashville  Tennessee
 Tusculum College Greeneville  Tennessee
 University of Memphis Memphis  Tennessee
 University of Tennessee at Martin Martin  Tennessee
 Amberton University Garland  Texas
 Central Texas College Killeen  Texas
 Dallas Christian College Dallas  Texas
 Eastfield College Mesquite  Texas
 El Centro College Dallas  Texas
 Houston Community College Houston  Texas
 Lamar University Beaumont  Texas
 LeTourneau University Longview  Texas
 McMurry University Abilene  Texas
 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls  Texas
 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie  Texas
 Tarleton State University Stephenville  Texas
 Texas A&M International University Laredo  Texas
 Texas A&M University-Central Texas Killeen  Texas
 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio  Texas
 Neumont University Salt Lake City  Utah
 New Charter University Salt Lake City  Utah
 Nightingale College Ogden  Utah
 Utah State University Logan  Utah
 Weber State University Ogden  Utah
 Western Governors University Salt Lake City  Utah
 Castleton State College Castleton  Vermont
 Castleton University Castleton  Vermont
 Champlain College Burlington  Vermont
 Community College of Vermont Montpelier  Vermont
 Norwich University Northfield  Vermont
 Chamberlain College of Nursing Arlington  Virginia
 ECPI University Virginia Beach  Virginia
 Emory & Henry College Emory  Virginia
 George Mason University Fairfax  Virginia
 Germanna Community College Locust Grove  Virginia
 James Madison University Harrisonburg  Virginia
 Radford University Radford  Virginia
 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton  Virginia
 Virginia State University Petersburg  Virginia
 Virginia Western Community College Roanoke  Virginia
 Wytheville Community College Wytheville  Virginia
 Bastyr University Kenmore  Washington
 Bellevue College Bellevue  Washington
 Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Lakewood  Washington
 Saint Martin’s University Lacey  Washington
 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla  Washington
 Washington State University Pullman  Washington
 Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee  Washington
 American Military University Charles Town  West Virginia
 American Public University Charles Town  West Virginia
 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg  West Virginia
 Bridge Valley Community & Technical College South Charleston  West Virginia
 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield  West Virginia
 Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington  West Virginia
 West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling  West Virginia
 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg  West Virginia
 Bellin College Green Bay  Wisconsin
 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee  Wisconsin
 Gateway Technical College Kenosha  Wisconsin
 Madison Area Technical College Madison  Wisconsin
 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids  Wisconsin
 Nicolet Area Technical College Rhinelander  Wisconsin
 Northland College Ashland  Wisconsin
 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha  Wisconsin
 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater  Wisconsin
 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee  Wisconsin
 Western Technical College La Crosse  Wisconsin


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. There is no GED test over the internet.


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