Admission Criteria

How to Apply

Application Procedure Checklist

The following items must be submitted prior to being considered for admission. Testing by appointment only.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is the only score accepted by the UPMC Schools of Nursing.  ACT, PSB, and SAT scores are no longer accepted.

In order to be considered for admission, you must score “proficient” on the TEAS test.

  1. Mail the completed application for admission with your admission essay and a non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $50 payable to UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing.
  2. Two reference forms, submitted directly to the School of Nursing, are required. Complete and sign Section I of two copies of the recommendation forms. Forward the signed copies to two individuals for their recommendations. Persons writing recommendations should mail the completed forms directly to the school of nursing.
  3. Complete the Transcript Request Form and mail to your high school. If you have a GED certificate, please mail a copy directly to the school. 
  4. If applicable, request to have official copies of your college, university, or technical school transcripts sent directly to the school of nursing. Transcripts must be submitted for all previous post-secondary education completed beyond high school.
  5. Submit all of the above listed items to:
    UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing
    Admissions Office
    5230 Centre Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  6. Offer of admission
    If accepted for admission, the candidate will receive a written offer of acceptance. To reserve a space in the incoming class, the candidate must acknowledge acceptance in writing.
  7. Post-admission requirements

Transfer Students

Students who have attended other nursing programs and or colleges/universities in the United States may apply for admission to UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing as a transfer student. For more information, please review our credit transfer policy.


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Shadyside School of Nursing
Motor Square Garden
5900 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


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