The term ‘post-baccalaureate student’ at Pitt refers specifically to a student who has completed a first university degree deemed by the University of Pittsburgh to be comparable to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States and needs to satisfy some prerequisite courses to qualify for admission to a graduate or professional program or take classes for personal enrichment.

Post-baccalaureate status is a non-degree status and for visa reasons, applicants need to be living in the U.S. to be considered for post-baccalaureate status.

Note: some of the online application instructions for degree seeking students may not apply to you. Therefore, please print the instructions below and follow them carefully. They are specific to post-baccalaureate students.

Application deadlines

Fall term applications must be submitted and complete by April 1
Spring term applications must be submitted and complete by October 15
Summer term must be submitted by February 15

Exceptions to the deadlines can be made on an individual basis.

When is my application complete?

  • The online international student application, including a short answer questions.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results, unless you qualify for an exemption.
  • Post-secondary records including proof of graduation. If these are in a language other than English, please provide the original language version and a literal translation of these of these records.
  • “Information Regarding Financial Support Requirements & Certification of Financial Responsibility” form. Review the information regarding costs and complete the Certification of Financial Responsibility form.
  • $55 application fee.
  • Mail your required documents and forms to:
    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    4227 Fifth Avenue, Alumni Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6601, U.S.A.

    Or, you can send them as an e-mail attachment to Please use your full legal name in your e-mail, exactly as it appears on your passport, so we can properly match your documents with your application.