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GED Applicants

What is a G.E.D. Applicant?

A G.E.D. applicant is one who did not finish high school and opted to take the General Educational Development test.  The G.E.D. is sometimes referred to as a General Equivalency Diploma or General Education Diploma.

What application should I complete?

  • If you have not attended any post-secondary institutions since leaving high school and earning your G.E.D., complete the freshman application.
  • If you have earned your G.E.D. and have attended a post-secondary institution, complete the transfer application.

Application Requirements

Freshman Applicants 

  1. Official G.E.D. test results.  Because the G.E.D. is a pass/fail exam, there is no required minimum score.
  2. Official SAT OR ACT results if it has been five years or less since taking the G.E.D. exam.
  3. A personal essay to be considered for department scholarships  (refer to the Personal Essay page for further instruction)

Transfer Applicants 

  1. Official G.E.D. test results.  Because the G.E.D. is a pass/fail exam, there is no required minimum score.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.  Transcript data from previous institutions
    attended that are printed on the most recently attended institution's transcript is not accepted.
  3. A personal essay to be considered for department scholarships  (refer to the Personal Essay page for further instruction)

Official Transcripts/Test Results

  • Have an authorized signature
  • Are mailed to Point Park by the issuing institution

Unofficial Transcripts/Test Results:

  • If applicable, is transcript data from previous institutions printed on the transcript from the most recently attended institution (transfer applicants only)
  • Are photocopies or scanned copies
  • Have been faxed or scanned and e-mailed
  • Are self-reported scores
  • Do not have an authorized signature
  • Are mailed to Point Park by someone other than the issuing institution

Hand-Delivering Required Documents

If the applicant hand delivers any of these documents directly to the Office of Admissions, they must be in the issuing institution's sealed envelope. 

Mailing Address

All documents may be sent under separate cover to:

Point Park University
Office of Admissions
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222