First-Year Student - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh

First-Year Student

We’re so excited that you’re interested in applying to the Pittsburgh Campus! Let us walk you through what you need to know and keep these tips in mind as you complete the application process.

Admissions Process

We operate on a rolling admission policy, which means that there’s no set deadline for applying to Pitt. We review applications and make admissions decisions throughout the year, so it’s to your advantage to apply early—it’ll help you stay ahead of deadlines for scholarshipsPitt Honors, and our Graduate School Guaranteed Admissions Programs. We look for a solid senior year curriculum as part of our admissions review, so make sure to keep up the good work your senior year. Every application receives a holistic review by taking traditional measures of academic achievement into account, while also looking for what makes you unique and a good fit for Pitt.

During this process, we’ll ask you to rank your campus preferences, so learn about all that each of our four regional campuses has to offer. We’ll also ask you which of our first-year entry schools you would like to apply to and whether or not you would like to apply for consideration to Pitt Honors and/or one of our Guaranteed Admissions Programs. Make sure you’re ready with your answers when you start the application! Please note: First-year students who complete and submit an application for admission and all required materials by December 1 are automatically considered for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships.

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