Absolutely. With a GED, you're still eligible for federal financial aid like grants and loans, and there are a ton of scholarships you can apply for. In fact, odds are that you're a “nontraditional student,” which could mean you're eligible for some unique scholarship opportunities.
Then, can I be successful with a GED?
Although they say that there is no easy alternative for experiential education, taking the GED is better than being a total drop out or jobless and without a GED. There are many success stories of GED holders who succeeded in their college education, careers and life in general.
Additionally, can you go to college with a GED at 16?
A GED, the acronym for general equivalency diploma, can be used to apply to colleges and obtain employment, where a high school diploma is the minimum. Normally, only students 17 years old and older can study for their GED but a 16 year old can obtain a GED age waiver, to take the classes and the test.
How can I get into college with a GED?
Students with a high school equivalent GED passing score (145-164) can, of course, apply to college as well but, usually, they will have to take a college placement test (SAT, ACT, or a state-specific entrance exam) and attend remedial coursework before they are allowed to enroll in credit-bearing college programs.
Can you go to Harvard with a GED?
Harvard does not require any GED or high school diploma for admittance. It does require students to demonstrate they are academically prepared to succeed there. You better have great academics and a compelling story, but yes, Harvard will take you with a GED or no diploma at all.