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Learn more about the application process and program acceptance requirements.


Admissions requirements

Requirements for admission consideration are as follows:

  1. High school education – You must have completed work equal to a standard high school education. A Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) is accepted as a standard high school education. If you obtained your CSSD (GED) outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you are required to submit a Certificate of Preliminary Education from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. An official high school transcript is required of all applicants.
  2. Grade point average (GPA) – A “C” grade or better is required in algebra, general biology and general chemistry, and each must be one full credit. C-minus won’t be accepted.
  3. Previous coursework or equivalent work – You must have completed work equivalent to a high school education with a minimum of 16 units, including:
    • Four units of English
    • Three units of social studies
    • Two units of mathematics (one of which is algebra)
    • Two units of science (general biology and general chemistry) with a related laboratory or the equivalent.
    *Algebra taken at a post-secondary school must be a college algebra or intermediate algebra.
  4. Testing – You may take an entrance exam. The following tests are acceptable (but not required). 
    - The ATI TEAS test
    - National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination for RN
    - ACT or SAT
  5. Postsecondary education – If you have completed post-secondary coursework, you must submit a transcript(s) and detailed course description(s) for evaluation of academic achievement and possible credit transfer. Note that all post-secondary coursework must be completed at an accredited university. View the approved transfer courses.
  6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Official TOEFL test scores are required if English isn’t your first language. The minimum passing score for the TOEFL iBT is 84 or higher total score, with a minimum speaking score of 26.
  7. Citizenship – You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Admissions team

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Michelle Schmude, EdD, MBA
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education

Lauren Perry, MS
Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

Jessica Rogers
Enrollment Management Recruiter for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

Maura Maros
Enrollment Management Recruiter for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Innovating and transforming healthcare begins with open minds and lifelong learning at Geisinger. From the breakroom to the classroom, you can feel confident knowing when you speak up, your voice will be heard. We’re committed to:

  • Ensuring respect and inclusion are foundational to all policies, programs and services
  • Creating a culture that embraces and values differences
  • Eliminating disparities to provide the highest-quality care for every patient, every time

Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Geisinger. 
Geisinger complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability or gender identity. 

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