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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)

Consistent with the University of Pittsburgh’s announcement during the COVID-19, the School of Nursing will be suspending onsite BSN Information Sessions & Tours until further notice.

Currently, all visits are being conducted virtually. When you register, please keep in mind that all sessions will be hosted online and can be accessed using your mobile device or a desktop.

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid encourages you to start with a virtual presentation and take the virtual campus tour and then explore the other options that are available to you.

Each department offers a unique Virtual Academic Session. Refer to the registration menu for the next available Virtual School of Nursing BSN Information Session which is held every Monday and Thursday, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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.