ACE CREDIT® and the GED® Test
Since 1974, the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has connected workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping students gain access to academic credit for training taken outside traditional degree programs.
ACE CREDIT® reviews are conducted by teams of experienced college and university teaching faculty and psychometricians.
- The teams review the content, scope, and rigor of an organization’s training programs or assessments
- They examine how well the programs or assessments align with current college and university curricula
An ACE CREDIT® team has assessed whether the content of the GED® test reflects college-level work and also looked at 18 months of test-taker performance data. Based on the ACE CREDIT® team’s recommendations, GED Testing Service created the GED® College Ready and GED® College Ready + Credit score levels.
- GED® College Ready: Test-takers who score in the GED® College Ready level (165-174) demonstrate the skills needed to start college-level courses and should qualify for waivers from placement testing or developmental education requirements.
- GED® College Ready + Credit: Test-takers who score in the GED® College Ready + Credit level (175-200) demonstrate some of the skills that are taught in college-level courses and may be eligible for up to 3 credits in Math, 3 credits in Science, 3 credits in Social Studies, and 1 credit in English.
Applying ACE CREDIT® Recommendations
GED Testing Service works with ACE’s College and University Partnerships (CUP) and the ACE CREDIT® College and University Network to broaden knowledge about GED® College Ready and GED® College Ready + Credit and encourage acceptance of credit recommendations. The network consists of more than 2,000 institutions that consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations for transfer to degree programs.
A Guide for Admissions Officers
About one in twenty students entering postsecondary schools holds a high school credential earned by passing the GED® test. Learn how admissions officers can evaluate GED® graduate applicants.