High School Equivalency Exams

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We will consider all applicants for admission on a case-by-case basis, but those who have taken a high school equivalency exam and meet the following standards are assured admission to KU:

  • have earned a 2.0 transferable GPA on any college credit taken in high school
  • have earned a 21+ ACT (1060+ SAT)*
  • submit official GED or HiSET test scores that meet the minimums in the table below:
TestDate TakenScore
GEDJan. 1, 2014 or later680+ overall (150+ on each subtest)
HiSETJan. 1, 2014 or later75+ overall (8+ on each subtest)
GEDJan. 1, 2002 - Dec. 31, 20132550+ overall (510+ on each subtest)
GEDDec. 31, 2001 or prior250+ overall (50+ on each subtest)

Students who took the GED in Kansas should request that official scores be sent from the Board of Regents GED page.

*If you are 21 and older, test scores are not required. All references to SAT scores refer to math and evidence-based reading and writing from tests taken after March 2016.