College Ready Score Levels


I scored 165-174: GED® College Ready


What does the College Ready score mean?

It means that you have demonstrated the skills to start college-level courses. Depending on the school or program you apply to, you may not have to take a placement test or any remedial (non-credit) courses in college, which will save you money when working on a college certificate or degree.

How do I skip the placement test or remedial courses?
Share your GED® test transcript (sent to your email or home address) and score report with your college admissions office. The college you apply to may require an ACE credit recommendation showing your eligibility to skip placement tests and/or remedial courses. Learn how to request.


I scored 175-200: GED® College Ready + Credit


What does the College Ready + Credit score mean?

It means that you have demonstrated some of the skills that are taught in college-level courses. Depending on the school or program you apply to, you may be eligible for up to 3 credits in Math, 3 credits in Science, 3 credits in Social Studies, and 1 credit in Humanities, which will save you money and time when working towards your college certificate or degree.

What are the benefits of getting these credits?
You may be able to bypass certain required classes that will save you time and money when working towards your college certificate or degree.


How do I get the credits?

You must obtain an American Council on Education(ACE) Credit® recommendation. Make sure you speak with an advisor at your institution to confirm that your college will accept credits earned through the GED® test before requesting an ACE Credit recommendation. This is a formal recommendation to colleges and universities, requesting they award college credit for your GED® test performance. 

The GED® test has been reviewed by ACE Credit® and recommended for:

Am I guaranteed college credit?
ACE recommendations don’t result in automatic academic credit. Ultimately, it’s up to the college/university to decide how and if college credit is awarded. Make sure you speak with an advisor at your institution to confirm that your college will accept credits earned through the GED® test before requesting an ACE Credit recommendation.

What colleges/universities consider ACE Credit recommendations?
Over 2,000 colleges and universities are part of ACE’s College and University Network. Check to see if your college or university is listed. Don’t see it? Contact your institution to confirm whether or not they consider ACE college credit recommendations.

Is there a cost associated with ordering an ACE Credit recommendation transcript?
The fee is $20.00. It includes one complimentary credit recommendation transcript for all 4 subject areas. Additional credit recommendation transcripts are $15.00 each.

How do I request the credit recommendation?
Make sure you speak with an advisor at your institution to confirm that your college will accept credits earned through the GED® test before requesting an ACE Credit recommendation. In order to request the credit recommendation you’ll have to: create an account, build a credit recommendation transcript, and place an order for it. Click here for detailed instructions.

  • SECOND STEP: Once you create an account, you can begin building your credit recommendation transcript. Follow these instructions:
  1. Click “course search” on the left sidebar. Enter: GED Testing Service
  2. A list of exams will appear. Click on the name of the tests you completed.
  3. If you meet the displayed criteria click “add to credit recommendation transcript.”
  4. Enter the date you completed the exam, and hit “submit for review.” GED Testing Service will review the request to verify. Once verified, you’ll receive an e-mail.
  • FINAL STEP: After you’ve built your credit recommendation transcript, and it has been verified, you can place an order.
  1. Click “order transcript” on the left sidebar. Click the red “order transcript” icon.
  2. Click on “College/University”, then click the gray “Find college/university” icon.
  3. Enter the name of the college/university where you want your credit recommendation transcript sent. Click the red “Select” icon next to the correct result. Click “Next”.
  4. Choose the credit recommendation format. If you choose Electronic, a PDF file will be emailed your institution. If you choose Paper, your credit recommendation transcript will be sent through the mail. Regular postage fees will apply. Not all institutions accept electronic transcripts so before you hit send, call your institution to make sure they accept electronic transcripts.
  5. Enter the mailing address of the institution’s admissions office for paper. Enter the email address of the institution’s admissions office for electronic. NOTE: Don’t send to your email. This will invalidate it. If you’d like a copy, you must order an additional one.
  6. Enter your payment and billing information and click “Submit Order”.


Need more help?
Please contact ACE at credit@acenet.edu or 866-205-6267 (toll free) for additional assistance.