If You Earned a GED ...

What do you need to do to get your determination?

•  Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center right away. Delaying your registration may mean watching your teamates play from the sidelines.

•  Have your official GED scores sent to the Eligibility Center.

•  Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing service using the NAIA's code: 9876.  How to send test scores.

•  If you are still exploring colleges, find out how you can connect with NAIA coaches and admissions offices.

  

Want to Know If You're Eligible?

GED students must still meet entering freshmen requirements, though the criteria for meeting those requirements have been adapted to fit the distinctive high school experience.

Because class rank is not applicable, GED students must meet the other 2 entering freshmen requirements:

  • Minimum test scores:
  • 18 ACT*** or
  • 860 SAT (Critical Reading and Math), if taken before March 2016 
    940 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and 
    Writing + Math), if taken in March 2016 or after.**
    ** Students who scored between 860 and 930 on the March 2016 or later SAT test will be granted an automatic SAT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this SAT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process. Learn more about this change.
    *** Students who scored between 16 and 17 on the March 2016 or later ACT test will be granted an automatic ACT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this ACT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process.

 How to send test scores.

  • GED students are recognized as having met the high school GPA requirement of 2.0 upon successful completion of a GED. The official GED records must be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center.

Check out NAIA schools

The NAIA has hundreds of campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Find one that's right for you.

Attend a Showcase

NAIA Showcase events are one-day, one-stop recruiting opportunities to showcase your skills in front of NAIA coaches.

NAIA Eligibility Center

Register today to determine if you're eligible to play in the NAIA.