GED Guidelines

The General Educational Development Tests (GED) are a battery of tests designed to measure a student’s knowledge base and skill set in order to determine if they are equivalent to students who have graduated from a traditional high school. The GED tests each of the basic subject areas: Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies. In order to pass the GED tests the student must obtain a total score of 2250.

The American Council on Education has established guidelines for students with GEDs as well a GED score conversion for colleges and universities. The council has converted the GED scores to reflect the estimated national class rank. We can use this scale to determine a middle 50% range for GED scores that are comparable to our middle 50% GPA range.

According to these guidelines, a battery average of 550 is the equivalent to a student who would have been the top 25% of their high school class. As such, we expect a competitive applicant to achieve this battery average. In addition, we also expect that at student should achieve a minimum score of 520 on each section. These guidelines, along with a holistic review of the student’s essay, activities and recommendations, should ensure that we find the appropriate academic match.