If you are applying to the University of Pittsburgh as a transfer student, you are required to submit an official credential evaluation. Freshmen applicants may be required in certain instances to submit an official credential evaluation.
Freshmen who have been admitted to Pitt and choose to commit to the University will be asked to submit an official credential evaluation if they haven’t already done so. These evaluations include all international documents (transcripts, marksheets, certificates, examination results, etc.).

Josef Silny and Associates

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid prefers that you use the evaluation services of Josef Silny and Associates (JS&A). If you use JS&A, you can send your records directly to JS&A.

Once JS&A has evaluated them, it will send your scanned official records, translations of your records, and evaluation directly to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, electronically.

Please submit records as specified on the JS&A printable credential evaluation application that is specifically designed for University of Pittsburgh applicants.

  • Freshman applicants
    • In the United States, a secondary school transcript covers 4 years from grades 9-12 including proof of high school graduation (diploma or certificate of completion).If secondary school in your country covers only 3 years, please be sure to also submit the 3rd year of your middle school record.
    • Services to request
      • High school course-by-course evaluation
      • Grade point average equivalent
  • Transfer applicants with fewer than two years full-time university work
    • Transfer applicants who will have fewer than two years of full-time university work completed by the term they plan to enroll should send a secondary transcript to JS&A (if secondary school in your country is 3 years in length, that is acceptable) for evaluation, as well as their transcripts of all post-secondary work.
    • Services to request
      • High school document-by-document
      • High school grade point average equivalent
      • University course-by-course evaluation
      • University grade point average
  • Transfer applicants who will have completed two years of full-time university work
    • Transfer applicants who will have completed two years of full-time university work by the term they plan to enroll at Pitt do not need to send their secondary record to JS&A for evaluation. Do however, send your secondary transcript in the original language and a certified, literal translation of it to Pitt; and send your post-secondary records to JS&A for evaluation.
    • Services to request
      • University course-by-course evaluation
      • University grade point average
  • Contact JS&A:

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    www.jsilny.org
    info@jsilny.org

    Phone: 305-273-1616
    Fax: 305-273-1338