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General Transfer Information
The University is interested in enrolling transfer students on the Pittsburgh campus who will be academically
successful. The holistic assessment of a candidate's likely success will take into consideration factors such as
grade trends, cumulative grade point average, number of credits completed, level of challenge of curriculum,
intended field of study, transferability of credits, coursework relevant to their school and/or major, and type(s)
of institution(s) attended. The applicant must also be eligible to re-enroll at all institutions attended from the
standpoint of his/her academic, financial, and disciplinary record.
Successful candidates usually present a strong record of previous college study. The
Transfer Credit/GPA Guidelines
for each academic unit do not guarantee admission, nor do they preclude it. Non-academic factors may also be
- You are an adult student and/or a veteran
- You have significant work-related experience
- You possess particular outstanding talents
All transfer students, unless otherwise noted, are required to submit the following information:
- Completed admission application (exception—pharmacy)
- $45 application fee
- Official high school transcript(s)
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions
- Required test scores (if applicable)
- Submission of personal statement and/or letters of recommendation is strongly encouraged
Please print your full name (and middle initial) on the top of every page of all materials you submit as part
of your application. Do not use staples.
Forward your supporting credentials to:
Office of Admissions & Financial Aid
4227 Fifth Avenue, Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6601
Or, have them faxed to 412-624-4138
Supplemental Materials—Additional Requirements
The following schools/programs require that you submit supplemental information:
For specific requirements and printable forms, click
- School of Education
- School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
- School of Social Work
Transfer of Credit
The University of Pittsburgh generally accepts credits from institutions at which the applicant has received a grade
of "C" or better in college-level coursework (not remedial) that corresponds to a course in our curriculum in content
and credit value. Pass/Fail courses may be accepted for transfer credit if it can be documented that a "P" grade
corresponds to a grade of "C" or better.
To help facilitate the transfer of credits from Pennsylvania's community colleges, state system of higher education
and other selected colleges, the University has established transfer guides (link with these at your right):
- Pitt Connection Transfer Guides
- Articulation agreements
PA TRAC Transfer Credit Framework. PA TRAC involves a thirty credit matrix of transferable credits from
institutions participating in Pennsylvania's College Transfer System. These thirty credit hours of equivalent
course content are accepted as meeting general education requirements for most majors.
To receive a University of Pittsburgh degree, you must complete, at a minimum, your last 30 credits at the
University of Pittsburgh. Specific graduation and other requirements for different University of Pittsburgh
schools, vary. (Note: a maximum of 60 credits can transfer from a two-year degree program; and a maximum of 90
from a four-year college/university.)
Transfer Application Deadlines/Terms of Admission
for specific information about the terms for which different schools and colleges within the University accept transfer
students and the recommended date and/or deadline by which you should apply. If a school practices a
rolling admissions policy, there is no deadline for applying and applicants are considered for admission on
a first-come, first-served basis. We continue to admit students until the class is full or until notified by the
dean of the school that we must close admission in order to allow time for orientation and registration (usually
a couple of weeks before the beginning of the semester).
On-campus housing is very limited, therefore, priority is given to freshmen and returning
students who received housing guarantees as freshmen. If you need housing, we strongly recommend
that you plan to look for off-campus housing in one of the Pittsburgh neighborhoods located close to campus. Our
Off-Campus Living (OCL)
office can assist you with information on apartments and neighborhoods, landlords and realtors,
and roommates and sublets, as well as rental tips, housing costs, short-term accommodations,
renter’s insurance, and more. Public transportation from most neighborhoods is readily available
and Pitt students can ride the Port Authority transit system without paying a fare by showing
their valid student I.D.
127 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
University Honors College
The University seeks to recruit highly motivated and talented transfer
students to the University Honors College. For more information click
University Honors College.
The provisions of this site are subject to change at any time at the University's sole discretion. It is intended
to serve only as a general source of information about the University and is in no way intended to state
Credentials filed in support of this application become the property of the University of Pittsburgh and are not
returnable to the applicant. Misrepresentation of information requested in this application may be considered
sufficient reason for refusal of admission and exclusion.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Notice
Students and prospective students have the right to review the University's most recent report prepared pursuant
to the Federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092. The report is available in Hillman Library.
Inquires may be made at the Reference/Information Desk.
Safety and Security Brochure
As mandated by federal and state law, the University of Pittsburgh has published a brochure that describes safety
and security policies, procedures, and programs, as well as campus crime statistics for the past three years. This
information is available
If you would like a printed copy, please write to:
Campus Safety Information
University of Pittsburgh
400 N. Lexington Avenue.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260