Admission Policy for Students with a High School Equivalency Diploma

Op5.01-5 Admission Policy for Students with a High School Equivalency Diploma

Students who choose to take the General Educational Development (GED) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) examination will be considered for admission on the basis of their combined high school equivalency diploma test score and their ACT (or SAT) scores according to the table below.

Students who  are 22 years of age or older and who have received a passing score on the GED or HiSET and thus received an equivalency diploma are exempt from the ACT/SAT requirement.

Students who have enrolled in another college or university subsequent to receiving their equivalency diploma will be considered for admission under the transfer admission policy.

ACT Composite or SAT Total* GED - prior to 2014 GED - 2014 and forward HiSET
17   920 2820 - 4000 680 - 800 75 - 100
18   960 2790 - 2810 668 - 679 71 - 74
19   990 2690 - 2780 656 - 667 67 - 70
20   1030 2590 - 2680 644 - 655 63 - 66
21   1060 2480 - 2580 632 - 643 59 - 62
22   1100 2400 - 2470 620 - 631 54 - 58
23   1130 2310 - 2390 608 - 619 50 - 53
24   1160 Passing scores required

*Sum of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score and Math score.

Information on taking the GED can be found at ged.com.

Information on taking the HiSET can be found at hiset.ets.org.

Students are encouraged to begin the process at least six months prior to the beginning of the semester for which they plan to apply.