Requirements for Applicants with GEDs

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If you earned a General Education Development degree (GED), complete the online application for admission, including the 500-word maximum essay prompt, enter 999GED as your high school code, and leave blank the section for course work. With a GED, you are not required to submit SAT scores, ACT scores, or high school transcripts.

The date of your GED matters:

  • If you received your GED after December 2013, your standard score on each of the four examinations must be at least 150, and a total score of 680 or higher.
  • If you received your GED between January 2002 and December 2013, your standard score on each of the five examinations must be at least 410, with an overall average of 580 or higher.
  • If you received your GED before January 2002, your standard score on each of the five examinations must be at least 40, with an overall average of 58 or higher.
  • In addition, if you received your GED in the spring of 1997 or later, you must demonstrate second language proficiency.

If you have completed a GED and wish to send scores to the UO, use the GED Diploma Sender. You will need a credit or debit card to complete your online order.