Will top colleges accept the ged? I am 14 years old and I am home schooled. I plan to take the ged at sixteen. My question is. Will not having a high school diploma prevent me from getting into top colleges? If all they want is high sat scores and good references, I got no problem. But if high school diploma means a lot then, I do. I am really intelligent, I know a lot of physics and math (Just now beginning to study a bit of tensor calculus :zzz: :surprise: :rofl: :yuck: .) and want to get into a college like Princeton or MIT. If a high school diploma is important I want to start earning one through a distance program before its to late. The kid who reads to much.