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 also consider taking any of the following elective 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

School of Nursing Information Sessions/Tours

BSN Information Session (for high school students)

The School of Nursing holds weekly informational sessions for prospective high school students and their families who are looking to learn more about the traditional BSN program. The session format includes a tour of Victoria Hall, presentation and Q&A.

The sessions are held in-person every Friday at 10:00 a.m.  Click here for a full listing available on the calendar.

We offer virtual information sessions if you are unable to attend in-person.  Sessions are held via Zoom on alternating Wednesdays every month from 3:30-4:15; beginning October 30th session times will be 4:00-4:45pm.

To schedule an in-person or virtual visit, please visit the Office of Admission & Financial Aid website:  

https://admissions.pitt.edu/visit/schedule/ and be sure to select “School of Nursing” when scheduling. 

If you have any questions about virtual visits, please contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid Tour Visitor Center at +1 412-624-7717 or visitctr@pitt.edu.