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What are the chances of getting into a university with only having a GED?

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July 20, 2019 / By Beavis
Question: My fiance did some jacked up things in his teens, not going to school, getting into trouble, etc. But he's done a complete turn around. In the last 2 years he's gotten his GED and he's at the community college. He graduates in Jan. I really want him to further his education like I am but he doesn't think he'll get into a university. With his record I can see why he would think that. He doesn't have a felony on his record but he has been arrested a few times in the past for fighting and what not. But he said if he gets into on he'll go. His problem is he doesn't believe in himself like he should. So I was wondering that if I got him to apply at a university what are his chances of getting in? Katherine W -- You & I need to get something straight. First of all, I am encouraging him, it's his job to remake himself into a better man which he has done and is continuing to do. I can lead a horse to the water but I cannot make him drink it. Second of all where in the world did you get that I do his homework for him? I barely have time to do my own homework do you honestly think I have time to do his? Third of all, there's a huge difference between gathering information for him and writing his college application for him. & as far as lowering his self esteem, if anything I increase it. I always tell him how good of a job he's doing and how proud I am of him. I'm simply giving him that extra push he needs to continue to walk his path of success. You should really know what you talking about before you make bold statements about someone else life that you got out of a paragraph. As the old saying says, "When you assume you make an a** out of you and me. Be caref
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Zoey Zoey | 5 days ago
First off, I'm sincerely happy that your fiance has turned his life around and gotten a GED--I have a friend in a similar situation. Most state universities allow students who have GED's into their programs. As long as he doesn't have a felony on his record, he won't have any legal problems getting into school. Schools, to be perfectly honest, don't care much for that sort of thing. You would be surprised to find out how many people in state universities have a record. The basic criteria for getting into college is having a high school diploma or GED. Your fiance should go to the school websites he's interested in going to and look under the admissions portion of the site. It will say on the page if they do not accept GEDs. Your fiance is also in good shape if he's at a community college. Graduating from a community college will show the universities he applies to that he's serious about his education--it wil also show them that he is capable of handling college coursework. That is the most important thing to a university. They want to see if you have the work ethic and ability to do well, rather than get into your freshman year and flunk out. I have a very good friend who dropped out of high school to take care of his family, got a GED, graduated from a community college, and now he's going to school YALE. They're even an article written about him. I say tell your fiance to go for it--he sounds like he's a perfect candidate for college.
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Zoey Originally Answered: What are the chances of a high school drop out getting into John Hopkins university or the university of Pennsylvania?
Go to the transfer admissions pages for the unis you like, and find out what they require of transfer applicants. Some unis at this level do still require your HS transcripts/GED and your SAT scores, while others do not. For example, Penn will want your HS transcripts, GED and your SATs: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/apply/tr... Having a GED doesn't mean you can't get into these schools, but what I suggest is that you prep for and take the SAT this year, and that, as you progress through your community college, you also take the SAT II subject tests in any subjects you think you can ace. You also want to think about how you will tell your story in your essays. Elite schools accept few transfer students, and they accept very, very few community college transfers. Most transfers to schools at the level of a Harvard are from other elite schools. They also accept few, if any, GED students. So you want those SAT II tests, you want to ace your cc coursework, you want to get to know your cc professors so they can write strong recommendations, and you'll need to do something really interesting while you're at cc. It would be ideal if it's related to what you plan to study when you transfer. It could involve an extra curricular. It should be something major.

Sherisse Sherisse
I got into and graduated from a university with a GED and a couple of years at a city college. They're looking for a broad range of people, not just kids who led a perfect life. There are huge numbers of schools in the United States. He can interview at them first before he applies, to see what they're like. So there's a chance he'll get in, especially if he's doing well at community college. That said, it's not your job to remake him into the person he should be. You can encourage him, but I hope you're not doing his homework or papers for him, or writing his college application. As he goes through community college, he should talk to the counseling department about his chances of getting in somewhere else. Let him work for it, and he'll appreciate it more. If you try and do it for him -- and you didn't say you would -- you will eat at his self-esteem, basically telling him that you think he needs help to achieve his goals.
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Penina Penina
Since he has been attending a community college, his performance there will be the most important factor in determining whether he gets accepted into a university. The fact that he has a GED won't make any difference at this point. In fact, it may actually be a positive because many admissions people like to see a student who turned his life around because it demonstrates maturity and commitment to a goal.
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Marissa Marissa
Many four year universities accept a GED to apply. Almost all four year colleges accept transfer students from CC. He should be applying to four year universities as a transfer student RIGHT NOW! As it is he will not be able to attend till Fall 2013. If he has a decent GPA from his CC, he should be able to get into a four year college.
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Marissa Originally Answered: What are my chances of getting accepted into Stanford University or Columbia University?
Your chances so far are okay, but you should know that highly selective colleges like those don't really care about what awards you won prior to high school (unless they were REALLY significant -- like the kind that would get you featured in the news -- and if you continued pursuing that same activity that got you the award(s) afterwards in high school). Playing in band and being a Girl Scout is great, but schools like Columbia and Stanford really want to see people who have literally gone above and beyond. There are plenty of other applicants to these schools who will also be in band and will be Boy/Girl Scouts, so think carefully about what makes you unique or different from the rest of them and emphasize that in your application. Having moved several times throughout my life and a couple of times during high school (I am a senior, but this is my 3rd high school, and I've also attended 2 middle schools and 3 elementary schools), I can sympathize with you in terms of how tough it is to maintain consistent extracurricular activities. If you want, you should definitely talk about how that has been a factor in your life and how you've adapted to it. I personally did not write about this in my admissions essay, but I did include it in the "Additional Information" section of my Common App. When I interviewed for schools like MIT, Yale, Princeton, and UPenn earlier this year, I talked about how constantly changing geographical residences has shaped my high school career, and my interviewers were all visibly very impressed. Keep in mind that Stanford and Columbia are still extremely very selective, though, so I'd encourage you not to get too hung up on them in case you get rejected. (I made this mistake by making Stanford one of my top-choice schools, and was crushed when I was flat-out rejected from its Single-Choice Early Action program in December this year.) Look around at other top schools as well -- perhaps you'll find more "hidden gems" than you originally thought!

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