A G.E.D. may, on occasion, be accepted in place of a regular high school diploma. Applicants with a G.E.D. will receive close scrutiny to determine whether they have had the appropriate courses to succeed at Warren Wilson. In general, a G.E.D. is used for older students who now show good reason to enroll in college. Applicants must have a minimum overall score of 3.00 and a minimum score of 50 in each subcategory. Applicants with a G.E.D. must include a detailed personal essay discussing why they left school and why they wish to enroll at Warren Wilson College. A personal interview is also strongly recommended.