Fall 2023 Resources - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh

Fall 2023 Applicant Resources

Resources and updates to make your application process easy!

Updates to Fall 2023 Application

Students Applying via the Common App

The Common Application is currently experiencing a delay in providing student information to the University of Pittsburgh. Students applying to the University through the Common Application may experience a delay in receiving the application confirmation email from pitt.admissions@pitt.edu. Once students receive the confirmation email, we recommend completing the Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR) as soon as possible. Students applying through the Common App will receive a custom link within the confirmation email to complete their SRAR.

Beginning August 1, 2022, the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) is required for all first-year applicants, with the exception of students attending an international high school. First-year Common App applicants will receive a personalized link in their application submission confirmation email from Pitt to complete the SRAR. Students completing the Pitt Application will be able to complete the SRAR within the application itself.

Check out tips for filling out your SRAR on our YouTube channel!

Application Requirements

In order to ensure that your application is completed and ready for the Admissions Committee to review, you must submit the following items:

  • Application for admission submitted either via Common Application or the Pitt application
  • $55 application fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record*
  • SAT/ACT score report (if applicable)**

*First-year students attending an international high school can choose to submit a high school transcript in place of the SRAR. All transfer students are required to submit an official final high school transcript and not the SRAR.

**Students who are choosing to apply as test-optional must indicate their choice on the application and are required to submit either the Pitt Personal Statement found within the application or the Common App Personal Essay in lieu of test scores.

Please keep in mind supplemental information may be required for consideration for a number of the Guaranteed Admissions Programs as well as the David C. Frederick Honors College.

Activating Your Pitt Account

About a week after applying, Pitt Information Technology will reach out with information on setting up your account. You will need your Pitt username and password (credentials) to log in to check the status of your application requirements, check your decision, and, if admitted, let us know if you will become a Pitt Panther! If you’re having issues with this step, check your junk/spam folder for emails from helpdesk@pitt.edu or reach out to Pitt IT and let them know.

A helpful tip is to add helpdesk@pitt.edu and pitt.admissions@pitt.edu as safe senders within your email server. This is very important given that Pitt communicates primarily by email. More about that here.

Verifying We’ve Received Your Application Requirements

A few weeks after applying and submitting your application requirements, we recommend logging into the Student Center to ensure your application is complete. In the navigation on the left, choose admissions, then select application status. Select your current application and click the “View To Dos” button in the bottom right. If you do not see any to-dos, your application is in the review phase and you can expect to hear from us via email once your admissions decision is complete.

Important to note:

The Student Center may not reflect the fact that your documents have been received but are still being manually processed. Please allow for at least two weeks from when you’ve submitted requirements for us to update your To Dos.

If you attend a US high school and haven’t submitted a SRAR, the To Do will be listed as High School Transcript. This year, even if we have a transcript from your school on file, we will be waiting for your SRAR to check off that To Do.

Viewing Your Decision

Any admissions committee decision(s) will be uploaded to the Pitt Document Center. At present, you will receive a decision approximately 6-8 weeks from when all required items have been received and processed. We will always reach out via email to let you know when anything has been added to your document center.

Best Way to Connect

Start with a chat. Look for the chat icon in the lower right-hand corner of your desktop or mobile device. (Safari or Google Chrome browsers work best). “Cathy” our friendly Chat Bot is available 24/7. If it doesn’t have the answers you seek, you will be given the chance to engage with an admissions representative via chat or email.

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