Universities that Accept the GED

If you've been taking's courses to prepare for the GED, then soon you may be ready to enroll in a college or university to earn your degree. To simplify your school search, we've compiled a list of online and traditional universities that accept the GED as an equivalent to a high school diploma.

What Is the GED?

The General Educational Development (GED) is a high school equivalency exam that allows individuals to demonstrate a high school-level proficiency in the general education subjects of math, science, social science and language arts. Each state administers its own GED exams, and the fee for the exam varies by state.

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Notable Online Universities that Accept the GED

We've personally verified that these online schools accept students with a GED to enroll in their undergraduate degree programs. Click on the school links below to learn more about their degree programs and connect with an enrollment advisor to confirm your eligibility.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

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Notable Traditional Universities that Accept the GED

Thousands of traditional campus-based colleges and universities accept the GED as equivalent to a high school diploma. Below is a list of the most prestigious ones.

  • University of Florida
  • University of Texas
  • University of Illinois
  • DePaul University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • Arizona State University
  • Penn State University
  • Indiana University
  • University of Colorado

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