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I have a GED or High School Equivalency

Students who have completed a GED or High School Equivalency program will be considered for admission based on a comprehensive review of the below required materials. The comprehensive review will assess your academic preparation for college-level coursework and your potential for success at Boise State University.

If you will be under 21 as of the first day of the semester, you will need to submit the following:

  1. GED official transcript
  2. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended
  3. Official ACT or SAT results from the testing agency
  4. Statement of personal circumstances that includes any pertinent information regarding your potential for academic success and any extenuating circumstances which may have influenced your previous academic record. The statement should be limited to 500 words or less and should be uploaded at boisestate.edu/personalstatement

If you will be 21 or over as of the first day of the semester, you will need to submit the following:

  1. GED official transcript
  2. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended
  3. Statement of personal circumstances that includes any pertinent information regarding your potential for academic success and any extenuating circumstances which may have influenced your previous academic record. The statement should be limited to 500 words or less and should be uploaded at boisestate.edu/personalstatement

 

Fast Track Admission- Students who submit the required materials and meet the below minimum test score standard will be admitted to Boise State University. Students meeting these minimums are not required to submit a Personal Statement.

Fast Track requirements (must meet all minimums to receive fast track admission):

Fast Track minimums if you will be under 21 as of the first day of the semester

1. Official test scores with GED score minimum:

GED 2014: Each section score is 170 or higher

-or-

GED 2013 or before: Average exam score of 550 and each section score of 500 or higher

2. Official test scores with ACT or SAT score minimum:

ACT composite score is 23 or higher

-or-

SAT total score of 1130 or higher (test date: March 2016-present)

-or-

SAT combined math and critical reading scores total 1050 or higher (test date: pre-March 2016)

Fast Track minimums if you will be 21 or over as of the first day of the semester

1. Official test scores with GED score minimum:

GED 2014: Each section score is 170 or higher

-or-

GED 2013 to 2002: Average exam score of 550 and each section score of 500 or higher

-or-

GED 2001 or before: Average exam score of 55 and each section score of 50 or higher
If you are still unsure about your status, please call the Admissions Office at (800) 824-7017 or (208) 426-1156, and our staff will gladly assist you.