We’re committed to making an exceptional college education accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds; it’s part of what makes our community diverse. Students who did not graduate from high school (or complete via homeschooling) are welcome to apply with one of the following test-out equivalents*: GED, HiSet or TASC*. Consideration of other test-out equivalents is on a case-by-case basis.

Find your applicant type and get an application guide to learn more about what you need to apply. 

Special considerations

Freshman applicant requirements

  • Official score report from the GED, HiSet, or TASC high school equivalency exam (see below)
  • An official transcript from the last high school attended
  • A personal statement and academic explanation as part of the application

Transfer applicant requirements

  • Official score report from the GED or equivalent if you had fewer than 30 college credits after you took the exam. (Proof of GED or equivalent may be required for financial aid purposes for students with 30+ credits.)
  • One official college transcript from every college or university attended during and/or after high school
  • The academic explanation within the application is strongly encouraged

Decision factors

GED, HiSET or TASC exam results are considered in our review for all freshman applicants and transfers with fewer than 30 college-level credits complete since exam completion. To be eligible for admission, applicants must present the following results as part of a complete application:

  • GED 2002-2013: Minimum 410 in each content area. (550+ was the previous indicator of being “college ready”)
  • GED 2014: Minimum 145 in each content area. (165+ is considered the indicator of being “college ready“)
  • HiSET: Minimum 45 combined score with 8 or better in each content area and at least a 2 out of 6 on the essay.
  • TASC: Minimum 500 in each content area with at least a 2 out of 8 on the essay.

*The TASC Test was discontinued in 2022. For help with exam scores, please contact the testing center where you took the TASC exam or the high school equivalency coordinator in your state.