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Your continued academic success is important to us and your application will be reviewed holistically, which considers factors such as: grade trends, cumulative grade point average, number of credits completed, the level of challenge of your curriculum, your intended field of study, transferability of credits, coursework relevant to your school/major, and the type(s) of institution(s) you have attended. You must also be eligible to re-enroll at all prior institutions attended from the standpoint of academic, financial, and disciplinary records.
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Submit official high school and college transcripts.
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Submit official SAT or ACT test results.
If you are in your first year of college, you must submit an official SAT or ACT test result. Veterans will be exempted from the SAT/ACT requirement by applying for admission to the College of General Studies.
The following schools/programs require that you submit supplemental information: School of Education, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Social Work. Your application will not be considered complete without this information.
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.
In lieu of an essay or personal statement, we ask interested transfer applicants to answer a series of short answer questions. Answering the following questions is optional, but strongly encouraged. Your answers may increase the likelihood that you are given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances. The Admissions Committee reviews responses for quality rather than length; however, the most effective responses typically range from 250-500 words in total for two questions. Responses that are longer or shorter are acceptable. If you decide to submit short answers, please answer both questions:
- Describe your life and work experiences since you graduated from high school.
- If you’ve had any challenges in your academic studies, what changes have you made to be more successful in the future?
The Short Answer Questions can be submitted with your transfer application. If you have already completed the application, you may complete the Short Answer Questions online.