High School Requirements

All applicants should obtain application forms and materials from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (412 -624-PITT). Early completion and return of forms to that same office will facilitate the admission process. 

All high school applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the University of Pittsburgh as well as those specifically for the School of Nursing. High school courses required of all applicants are:

Courses Units*
English 4
Mathematics 4
Social Studies 3
Science with a related laboratory or the equivalent (one unit must be in chemistry) 3
Academic Electives 5

* A unit is allowed for the successful completion of one year of work in an accepted course.
**Two units of foreign language as an elective are highly recommended. School of Nursing faculty recommends that students consider taking any of the following courses if offered: Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, or any Computer Class.

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid (OAFA) offers Open Houses for high school students. Many open house events include an Undergraduate Nursing Program (BSN) Information Session presented by School of Nursing faculty/staff. Questions: 412-624-7488

The School of Nursing also offers the Undergraduate Nursing Program (BSN) Information Session every Friday at 1:00 pm in 239 Victoria Building. Allow approximately 1 hour. No RSVP is needed. Refer to the University academic calendar for possible University closure dates. Questions: 412-624-4587 or 1-888-747-0794