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Admissions Criteria for Prospective UPMC Nursing Students

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You do not need to take any college courses before applying to UPMC Schools of Nursing. You only need a high school diploma or GED.

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We provide you with the academic and clinical courses that you need to be a successful nurse.

Admissions Checklist: Steps for Applying to Nursing School at UPMC

Step 1. Take TEAS test

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is the only admissions test score accepted by the UPMC Schools of Nursing. In order to be considered for admission, you must score proficient, advanced, or exemplary on the TEAS test.

Upon meeting the TEAS qualifications, applicant must submit scores to the Pre-admissions Coordinator.

Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator contact: 

Step 2: Complete your UPMC School of Nursing application

The prospective student will have the option to:

Step 3: Request your Transcripts

We require all applicants to submit the following transcripts:

  • Official High School Transcript (including month, day, and year of graduation)
  • GED (General Education Development or General Education Diploma); scores must be included with the GED
  • All post-secondary transcripts including college, nursing, vocational, or other schools.

Applicants can submit official electronic transcripts through or request transcript to be mailed. 

Follow the links below to submit an electronic transcript to:

A transcript request form is included as part of your application

UPMC may award credit for certain coursework you've already completed. See our transfer of credit policy

Step 4: Submit your nursing school application and materials to UPMC

Complete and gather all the required admission documents and send to the school of your choice.

Step 5: When Should I Apply to the UPMC Schools of Nursing?

Our schools have a rolling admission policy. This means you can submit your application far in advance of the deadline for admission consideration. We are currently accepting applications for Spring (Shadyside only) and Fall 2021. Check each schools site for application details

If you have any questions, feel free to contact UPMC Schools of Nursing.