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Candidates applying for full-time admission must:
1. Complete and return the full-time application form with a nonrefundable $45 application fee.
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 applicants.)

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 application fee,
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 school transcript.

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 credits.