Can I Get Into College With A GED

A lot of young adults want to know how to get accepted into college with a GED.  In this article, we’ll cover this topic: Can I Get Into College With A GED?

The simple answer is YES you can get into college with a GED, you may just have to do a little more research than your standard high school student who received a high school diploma.

The first thing you have to do is determine which colleges you want to apply to.  You should make a list of at least 10 schools.  Next you should take a look at their websites.  I always say that you can tell a lot about a school just by visiting their website.  Take a look the campus, what majors they offer, their class sizes, sports activities, etc.  Once you do this, you should be able to get a good feel for whether or not you think you’d fit in well.

The next step is to contact the school’s admissions office to determine if they accept GED candidates.  Although over 90 percent of colleges will accept GED graduates, it is always a good idea to confirm each school’s current admissions requirements.  Some of the more competitive colleges may not accept GED applicants.  Additionally, some schools require GED candidates to take the SAT and/or ACT while also submitting additional letters of recommendation and/or essays.  You could also be required to take a placement exam.

I applied to several schools and I didn’t get accepted into any of them….now what do I do?  As a last resort, you should be able to attend any community college if the four-year colleges of your choice didn’t accept you.  Keep your head up.  After a couple years at a community college with a high GPA, you will have proven yourself to be just as capable as any student with a high school diploma.

Watch this video below posted to YouTube by the GED Testing Services, which reiterates the points outlined in the paragraphs above:

If you are a young adult who’s sitting at home wondering: Can I Get Into College With A GED?  I hope you leave this post today feeling more encouraged and ready to continue your education.

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Lauren Anderson is a certified school counselor who's passionate about helping students all over the world successfully transition from high school to college! After spending 6 years as a business professional, she obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling and now spends her spare time helping students.

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