Second Degree Admissions

Second Degree Admissions


Bloomsburg University Second Degree Admissions

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree at any college or university, including Bloomsburg University, must apply as second degree students. If you are applying to the nursing program, you can only apply for a fall semester, not for the spring or summer.

Second Degree Application

An individual applying for admission to Bloomsburg University to obtain a second degree, must have completed the first degree at Bloomsburg University or another college or university which holds regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and School/Commission on Higher Education or another regional accreditation body.

To earn a second degree, it will be necessary for a student to complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence during regular academic semesters and/or summer sessions at Bloomsburg University. All requirements for the major curriculum in which the second degree is earned must have been satisfied and free elective credits must have been taken if necessary to complete the required 30 semester hours.

If the same course is required in both degree programs, it cannot be credited as part of the 30 semester hours. It may be necessary to complete more than 30 credits at Bloomsburg University to fulfill the requirements for a second degree.

Process for Second Degree Admission

  • Contact the registrar’s office at the college or university from which you earned your first bachelors degree. Request them to send an official copy of your transcript to the Bloomsburg University Office of Admissions, 104 Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
  • Wait approximately two weeks from the time that you have requested the official transcript from the college you have your first degree from and then call Bloomsburg University Admissions Office at 570-389-4316, to confirm that the transcript has been received.
  • After transcript has been received in admissions, call and arrange for an appointment with the chairperson from the department from which you wish to earn your second degree. The purpose of the meeting is to review with the chairperson your official transcript of the first degree. During this meeting, you will be informed about the number of
    credits and courses you will be required to complete to obtain your second degree from Bloomsburg University.
  • Prior to meeting with the department chairperson, you should obtain a copy of your first degree transcript from the admissions office to take with you to your meeting. Present the second degree application to the department chairperson for their signature and forward it to the admission office along with your $35.00 application fee. Your application will be processed and you will be informed of the admission decision by mail.