Admission Requirements

High School Applicants

All high school applicants must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum SAT score of 1170 or minimum ACT score of 23.  All applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 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 lab or the equivalent (one unit must be 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.

All high school applicants should be prepared to enter College Composition 2 and have demonstrated math proficiency at the level of College Algebra when they enter as a freshman.  Students will be expected to make up any deficiences prior to their first semester in the Nursing program.  Speak to an admissions counselor or academic advisor for details.

Internal Transfer Applicants

Overview

This information is for currently enrolled University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students who intend to transfer to the School of Nursing. The curriculum for the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree and eligibility to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for professional licensure as a registered nurse. The full-time curriculum includes 124-126 credits. It will usually take 8 additional terms to complete the nursing program, unless placement to the sophomore year is granted (see below). 

Students may begin to fulfill liberal arts and elective requirements while enrolled in the School of Arts & Sciences, College of General Studies, or a regional campus. Liberal Arts Requirements: Anthropology/ Culture, Art/ Music/ Creative Expression/ Literature, English Composition, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Statistics.

Admission

Applications, for internal transfer consideration are to the freshman class, are accepted for admission in Fall Term. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made based on the student’s college and high school performance and consideration of the number of seats available in the class. Admission is competitive and the evaluation will consider grade trends, cumulative GPA, number of credits completed, level of challenge of curriculum, transferability of credits and coursework relevant to the major

Competitive applicants will have:

  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA 
  • Minimum SAT score of 1130 or minimum ACT composite score of 23 
  • Preference is given to students with 24 college-level credits (should include science courses with B or higher grade)

Application

Complete and submit the Internal Transfer Application Form 

  • Internal Transfer Application and the student’s academic file will be reviewed by the Director of Nursing and the Director of Academic Advising.
  • The Director of Nursing will notify the applicate of the admission decision via a letter to the student’s permanent address.

Deadline

Fall Term Admission to Freshman Class Deadline:  May 8  

 

External Transfer Applicants

Overview

This information is for undergraduate students, currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution, who intend to apply for enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Pitt-Greensburg. Our nursing program is affiliated with the internationally recognized University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, ranked in the top 10 nursing programs in the United States.  The curriculum for the undergraduate program leads to a BSN degree and eligibility to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for professional licensure as a registered nurse.  The full-time curriculum includes 124-126 credits. It will usually take 8 additional terms to complete the nursing program, unless placement into the sophomore year is granted (see below).

Students may begin to fulfill liberal arts and elective requirements prior to admission into the BSN program.  Liberal Arts Requirements: Anthropology / Culture, Art/ Music/ Creative Expression/ Literature, English Composition, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Statistics.

Admission

Applications, for transfer consideration to the Nursing program, are accepted in the Fall and Spring Terms. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made based on the student's college and high school performance and consideration of the number of seats available in the class. Admission is competitive and the evaluation will consider grade trends, cumulative GPA, number of credits completed, level of challenge of curriculum, transferability of credits, and coursework relevant to the major.

Competitive applicants will have:

  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Minimum SAT score of 1130 or minimum ACT composite score of 23 (The SAT and/or ACT may be waived if the transfer applicant graduated high school 2+ years prior to their application date and has desired college coursework).
  • Preference is given to students with 24 college-level credits (should include science courses with B or higher grade)

Application

Complete and submit the Application for Admission online at www.greensburg.pitt.edu and be sure to select Nursing as the intended major.

  • Submit final high school transcripts; college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; SAT/ACT scores.

 

Deadlines

Spring Term Admission (to freshman class)

  • November 15  Any in-progress grades must be evaluated for final determination

Fall Term Admission (to freshman class)

  • April 1   Any in-progress grades must be evaluated for final determination

Sophomore Placement

Admission to the BSN program for all internal transfer students is to the freshman class.  However, a limited number of seats are available at the sophomore level.  Admission decisions for these seats are made separately, after admission to the freshman class.  Eligibility for placement in the sophomore class is determined by the availability of seats in the sophomore class and review of the student’s academic records.  Students interested in sophomore placement must have completed the following courses with a grade of B or higher:

BIOSC 0950/0951 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lecture/Lab 3 cr./1 cr.
BIOSC 0970/0971 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lecture/Lab 3 cr./1 cr.
CHEM 0910 Chem. Priniples for Health Professionals 4 cr.
BIOSC 0980/0981 Microbiology 3 cr./1 cr.

Permission to enroll in any of the courses listed should be discussed with the student’s academic advisor.

Transfer Credit

The following criteria govern the transfer of advanced credits:

Liberal arts courses:  (C or higher grade required)
Science courses:  (B or higher grade required) completed within past 8 years (unless extenuating circumstances)
When requested, course descriptions or syllabi must be submitted to determine equivalency to the University of Pittsburgh courses.
Credit transferred for a course may be no greater than the credit given by the University of Pittsburgh.