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)
Meet with a School of Nursing representative and tour the anatomy/physiology, nursing skills, and human simulation labs.

Friday at 1 p.m. (See academic calendar for University closure dates)
240 Victoria Building, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Allow about 60 minutes.
Make your reservation!

Internal Transfer Session (for current Pitt students only) 

Tuesday at 2 p.m. (fall & spring terms only)
240 Victoria Building
Allow about 30 minutes
No RSVP needed