School or College Transfer Guidelines
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies Competitive prospective transfer students typically have completed 24 or more college credits with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher AND have a strong college preparatory high school record predictive of college level success. Applicants’ academic histories are reviewed ‘holistically’ and cumulatively so students with a weaker high school record may need to have earned more college level credits than others (48-60) to be considered competitive. Likewise, significant life and/or work experiences, if communicated in your application essay, will be part of your admission review. Should you have questions about applying, call 412-624-7488 and ask to speak with a transfer counselor.

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences applicants who have earned 48 or more credits will be expected to have satisfactorily completed one college level English composition course and a college level algebra class (or higher level math) with a ‘C’ grade or better. Students who have not completed these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis.

A note for community college transfer applicants to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies:If you are currently enrolled in an Associate’s Degree program or taking courses at a community college, we normally expect you to complete two full years of transferable coursework before you enroll at the University of Pittsburgh. However, if you completed a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school with grades and test scores (SAT or ACT) that would have made you admissible as a freshman, then it is likely that we may offer you admission even if you have completed less than two years of coursework, provided that your college-level work demonstrates academic success.

College of Business Administration (CBA) The fewer credits a prospective student has earned, the more weight is placed on academic performance in high school.

  • Completion of 30-45 transferable credits
  • 3.0 GPA preferred
  • Strong performance in a college-level calculus course or a strong math SAT and/or high school math background; strong performance in economics courses (microeconomics and macroeconomics), and college English is highly desirable.
School of Computing and Information An equivalent of the first-year SCI curriculum with grades of “C” or better in each course. The first-year SCI curriculum must minimally include the SCI quantitative mathematics and statistics requirements, programming, and introductory composition.

  • Completion of 24 or more transferable credits
  • 3.0 minimum GPA for admission consideration
  • Applicants’ credentials will be evaluated as they exist at the time of application; if grades have not been posted for relevant courses, students will be considered for provisional admission with an undeclared major assuming there is a record predictive of success in computer and information science -related fields.

Please note that these GPA requirements are for consideration only. Individual undergraduate programs reserve the right to close admission to a major once capacity has been reached. Preference will be given to students ready to declare a major. Readiness to declare a major requires completion of courses equivalent to the following with a grade of C or better.

  • Computer Science: (four of the following) Intermediate Programming using Java, Discrete Structures for CS, Data Structures, Computer Organization and Assembly Language and/or Introduction to Systems Software
  • Information Science: Introduction to Information Systems and Society, or a comparable computer course.
  • Computational Biology: Foundations of Biology 1 and 2, Introduction to Computing for Scientists, General Chemistry 1 and 2 all completed with a grade of C or better.
School of Education Applied Developmental Psychology

Applied Developmental Psychology: CASE Teacher Preparation

Health and Physical Activity (with specializations in Exercise Science or Wellness)

Swanson School of Engineering An appropriate curriculum, including 2 semesters each of calculus-based physics, chemistry and scientific calculus with a predominance of A and B grades.

  • Completion of 24 or more transferable credits
  • 3.0 minimum GPA (3.5 GPA for bioengineering) for admission consideration
  • If you have fewer than 24 credits, the Swanson School of Engineering will also evaluate their high school records in making the admissions decision.
  • If you are enrolled in a 3/2 engineering program, please note this at the top of your paper application for admission or in the comments section of your electronic application.
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Communication Science, Emergency Medicine, Health Information Management, Nutrition & Dietetics (accelerated BS/MS), Nutrition Science, and Rehabilitation Science.

School of Nursing
  • Completion of 24 College Credits
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.5
  • SAT/ACT score required; competitive applicants will have minimum SAT score of 1280 (Old SAT: 1200) or minimum ACT composite score of 27

Admission for Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN or RN Options-Early Admission to MSN or DNP. Please apply directly through the School of Nursing.

School of Pharmacy
School of Social Work
  • 60 college-level credits
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses including humanities—9 credits; natural sciences—9 credits; social sciences—9 credits; and 33 other credits, preferably in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Supplemental application materials are required.