Application Requirements and Deadlines
Deadline to apply as a Transfer student for consideration for the Spring 2019 semester:
- October 1, 2018: School of Nursing (all required documents must be received by this date)
- November 1, 2018: School of Health Sciences
- No Deadline (Rolling Admission) / Apply Now: Business, Liberal Arts, Education, Music, Science, Pre-Pharmacy
In order to apply for admission as a transfer student to Duquesne University, the following items must be submitted:
- An Application for Admission
- A Duquesne Transfer Form from current (or most recent) college
- Official, final high school transcripts and/or G.E.D. scores (not required for Business, Liberal Arts, and Music majors with more than 24 college-level credits)
- Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended
- A personal essay and a letter of recommendation are required for the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing
- SAT and/or ACT scores (required ONLY for Health Sciences, Natural/Environmental Sciences, Education, Nursing, Pharmacy) - in some cases the requirement may be waived if a student has been out of high school for 5 or more years
Requirements: Grade Averages
- 3.0 GPA for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, RN-BSN, and Education
- 2.75 GPA for Health Management Systems and Athletic Training
- 2.5 GPA for all other majors
- Only classes with a "C" grade or higher may be considered for transfer.
School of Education
Because of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requirements, all incoming students must meet all minimum requirements for admission to the School of Education. These requirements include:
- 3.0 overall GPA on all college transcripts
- 3.0 overall high school GPA
- 1080 on Reading and Math SAT, or 22 on ACT
If you do not meet the testing requirement, you must take the Basic Skills Testing (PAPA or PRAXIS Core) before being admitted to the School of Education. Information about the Basic Skills Testing can be found here.
School of Music
- Auditions are required for School of Music applicants
School of Nursing RN-BSN
- The $50 application fee is waived for RN-BSN applicants
- 2.0 GPA is required
- Interviews are NOT required for RN-BSN applicants
School of Pharmacy
- Official college transcripts from all previous colleges/universities you have attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution - - even if they are marked "official" and are sealed, they must come directly from colleges/universities;
- Official PCAT scores sent directly from the testing service. You may arrange for scores to be sent by visiting their website, www.PCATweb.info;
Please arrange for all documents to be mailed to:
The Mylan School of Pharmacy
Transfer Pharm.D. Admission Committee
304 Bayer Learning Center
600 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Please keep in mind that transfer admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is on a "space available" basis, and highly competitive. Learn more about our admissions requirements before submitting your application.
We will begin a review of applications in November/December, and begin making offers to interview to qualified applicants for February/March. We may contact you with questions, etc., regarding the courses you took, or other information from your academic profile, should the need arise. On occasion, we may also ask for a course syllabus if there is a question of course equivalency.