From GED to College Graduate
If your reason for taking the GED Tests is to go on to college or postsecondary training, you aren't alone. More than 60 percent of GED test-takers say they intend to further their education beyond the GED program. Ninety-five percent of U.S. colleges and universities recognize the GED credential. Passing the GED Tests, with an average score of 500, for instance, puts you in the upper half (top 50 percent) in terms of class rank and lets colleges know that you have the skills and knowledge equivalent to applicants from traditional high schools.
You may still be required to take additional tests, such as the ACT or the SAT, to qualify for admittance. In addition, the college or university of your choice may ask you to undergo further counseling and testing as part of the admissions process. You should contact the schools admissions office to find out what requirements they have.