Candidates applying for full-time admission must:
1. Complete and return the full-time application form with a nonrefundable $45
2. Request an official copy of their high school transcript, including class
rank, be sent to the UPG Admissions Office.
3. Submit scores of either the SAT or ACT. (Beginning in March 2005, a writing
section will be added to the SAT which will also be required of UPG
Requirements for full-time admission
Applicants for full-time admission should have completed a minimum of 15 units
in college preparatory courses, taken in grades 9 through 12, including: four
units of English, one unit of algebra I, one unit of plane geometry or algebra
II, one unit of history, one unit of a laboratory science, three units of the
same foreign language, and four units of academic electives. A unit refers to
one year of study in high school. NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the foreign
language component may still apply for admission. If admitted, applicants will
be required to remedy this deficiency by completing one year of a foreign
language at UPG.
The Admissions Office strongly recommends that students take three or four
years of mathematics in high school (including two years of algebra), two or
three years of science, two or three years of history or other social studies,
and four years of a single foreign language.
Students interested in engineering should have taken two years of algebra,
one-half year of trigonometry, and one year of plane geometry, chemistry and
physics. In addition, calculus and computer science is recommended
Candidates for part-time admission must:
1. complete and return the part-time application form with a nonrefundable $45
2. request that an official copy of their high school transcript or original
GED score be sent to the UPG Admissions Office.
Requirements for part-time admission
Courses may be taken for credit toward a degree or on a non-degree basis.
Part-time admission to degree programs is open to high school graduates or
those who hold a GED. While no specific high school preparation is required,
the following secondary school subjects are recommended: four years of English,
three years of a foreign language, three years fo history and social studies,
one year of algebra, one year of plane geometry, and one year of physics,
chemistry or biology.
Note: Applicants with incomplete high school preparation may qualify for
admission by taking the professional Examination given by the Pennsylvania
Department of Education and earning a high school equivalency certificate
(GED). Information about these examinations may be obtained by writing to:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, Bureau of Special
Services for Pupils, Division of Guidance and Testing, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Part-time students who plan to apply for federal and/or state financial aid, or
who plan to become full-time at some point should also submit an official high
Candidates for Transfer Admission must:
1. Follow the steps listed above according to whether they wish to pursue full
or part-time study.
2. Request an official copy of transcripts from all previously attended
post-secondary institutions be sent to the UPG Admissions Office.
3. Submit a Transfer Clearance Form to be completed by the Dean of Students
from the most recently attended post-secondary institution.
4. Request an official high school transcript, including SAT/ACT scores, be
sent to the UPG Admissions Office.
Requirements for Transfer Admission:
Transfer applicants must have a cumulative QPA of at least a 2.0 and must be in
good standing at the previous institution in order to be considered for
admission. In some cases, high school performance and curriculum are also a
consideration when reviewing transfer applicants.
A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from a four-year institution and 60
credits from a two-year institution. The final 30 credits must be taken at UPG.
At least half of the credits in the major must be completed at UPG.
Please see the UPG Bulletin for more specific regulations regarding transfer