• Admission Requirements

    General Requirements for Admission

    Students applying for admission to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences must meet the following requirements.

    • All applicants must have graduated from an approved, secondary school association, have received a diploma from an accredited home school association, or have met the requirements for the GED.
      • High school-level courses must include a minimum of 16 units: four units English, one unit biology, one unit science with lab and two units of algebra. Post-secondary college-level equivalents will be considered to fulfill the high school requirements. Preferred applicants will have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater.
    • Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT exam. To have your test scores sent to us directly, please use SAT code #2374 or ACT code #3609.
      • These exams are not required if more than two (2) years have elapsed since either graduation or earning of the GED. Arrangements for taking the SAT or ACT examinations are made through the secondary school guidance office or by writing directly to the respective test organization. Preferred applicants will have scored a combined reading and math score of 1000 or greater.


    Additional factors considered in the admission process include rank in class, academic performance in secondary or college-level math and science courses, community service and health care-related service.

    For current students and alumni who have graduated within the last year, simply contact the Office of Admission to receive your quick application.

    *The general requirements for admission do not apply to the EMT, BSHS or BSN program. For specific requirements for these programs, please visit those webpages.

    Additional Program-Specific Requirements

    Certain academic programs may have specific criteria in addition to the general requirements for admission. These requirements can be found on the individual program pages, available from our Academics page.

    Requirements for International Students

    Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is not approved to issue documentation to admit international students. Applicants who are not United States citizens must show proof of permanent resident visa status.

    An individual educated in another country may be admitted if, in addition to satisfying the general admission requirements, he/she demonstrates proficiency in English, shown by earning a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based or 79 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Students from English-speaking countries may choose to take the SAT or ACT as an option to the TOEFL exam. An evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Education Service (W.E.S.) or other approved agency is required.