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Transfer Student

We’re so excited that you’re interested in applying to Pitt! Let us walk you through the admissions process.

The Transfer Experience

We know that navigating all of the steps to transfer to another college can be daunting, and we’re here to help! From guaranteed admissions to transfer scholarships, making the switch to Pitt provides many unique opportunities for transfer students.

As you’re thinking about where you want to finish your degree, we encourage you to explore all of your opportunities to connect with us. Our Admissions Counselors are here to help answer all of your transfer questions and help guide you through the application process.

Admissions Process

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.

Application Checklist
  1. Complete application for admission.
    Get started on your application as soon as possible.

  2. Pay $55 application fee.

  3. Submit official high school and college transcripts.
    Submit transcripts electronically to:

  4. Determine if you'll apply as test-optional
    Please note that the university has extended the test-optional program through Fall 2023. In the absence of SAT or ACT scores, the committee will determine admissibility by relying more heavily on other admissions factors.

  5. Required Additional Information

    The following schools/programs require that you submit additional information: School of Education, School of Social Work, and School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Athletic Training, Communication Science, Emergency Medicine, Dietitian Nutritionist Program, Health Information Management, Nutrition Science, and Rehabilitation Science). 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.

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Personal Statement
Connection Transfer Guides
Visiting and Non-Degree Students