B.S. Program Admission Information

First-year Students

(High school students or adults with fewer than 18 credits earned at another university)

First-year students are admitted directly to the B.S. program in Nursing in the fall semester only. Admission is competitive and requires a strong high school GPA.

The B.S. degree program is offered at Penn State Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton, as well as University Park. Students must begin and remain at the campus to which they are admitted. The general B.S. program is very sequential and takes four years to complete, regardless of the number of AP/IB credits. The Penn State application is available at the Undergraduate Admissions home page.

The College of Nursing requires state and federal criminal background checks of all Nursing students prior to their sophomore year. A criminal record may restrict clinical site availability, delay progress in the program, and/or delay the licensing exam. Students may not sit for the NCLEX if they have a felony conviction within the past ten years.

Students Changing Majors or Returning to Penn State

Current and previous Penn State students and those from other universities will be considered for the B.S. program at Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses. University Park will remain first-year admission only.

Students Transferring from Another College or University (Advanced Standing)

Transfer students will be considered for the B.S. program at Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses. Interested students should apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office for consideration.

University Park will remain first-year admission only.

Questions?

Send an email to nursing@psu.edu with any questions you may have.