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Information for Applicants with a GED

Additional Information for Applicants with a GED

If you did not graduate from high school and earned a GED, official high school transcripts through the last year you completed AND an official GED transcript are required.

All high school and GED transcripts must be sent directly to Penn State from the high school (educational institution of origin) or GED testing center to be considered official. Students can obtain their official GED through the Department of Education in the state from which the GED was received.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office will review each applicant's high school coursework and/or GED individually when considering a student for admission.


Adult Learner applicants who have earned a GED.

Adult learners are required to send a GED transcript only. Please review Penn State’s definition of an adult learner.


Acquiring a GED transcipt

The following links are helpful in acquiring the GED transcript: