Welcome to Pitt! Here is a checklist of what to expect in the enrollment process. Let us know if you have any questions. The enrollment process is a little different depending on when you are starting your classes. Please make sure you are looking at the list that applies to you.

Enrollment Process for Spring 2019 Freshmen
Enrollment Process for Fall 2019 Freshmen
Enrollment Process for Spring 2020 Freshmen
Transfer Enrollment Process for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

Enrollment Process for Spring 2019 Freshmen

  • Commit to Pitt! The first step to becoming a Panther is to commit to Pitt. Accept your admission, confirm your residency, and pay your $300 enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Class Registration. Once you have committed to Pitt, we will be in touch with all of the information you need to register for classes and meet your academic advisor.
  • Financial Aid. Students who are interested in applying for financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pitt’s identifying code is: 008815. The FAFSA is the first step in the aid application process. Students who file a FAFSA will be automatically considered for federal and state grants, loans, and work-study. You must complete all necessary financial aid forms to be considered for the most generally available types of aid.
  • Housing. On-campus housing for first-year students starting in the spring term is limited and not guaranteed. If you need housing, we recommend you plan to look for options in a neighborhood near campus. Our Off-Campus Living office can assist you with the search process. Public transportation from most neighborhoods is readily available and Pitt students can ride the Port Authority transit system fare-free with a valid Pitt ID.
  • Classes begin. Spring term classes begin on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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Enrollment Process for Fall 2019 Freshmen

  • Commit to Pitt! The first step to becoming a Panther is to commit to Pitt. Accept your admission, confirm your residency, and pay your $300 enrollment fee by May 1. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Orientation and Class Registration. Pitt has a number of ways to help you get ready for life as a Panther! Online orientation will provide a lot of the information and details you need to know prior to coming to campus, including how to meet with your advisor and register for courses. We encourage you to attend one of our campus retreats next summer where you can meet classmates and become familiar with campus while staying overnight in a residence hall. Many more orientation details will be sent to your Pitt e-mail address in spring 2019.
  • Financial Aid. Students who are interested in applying for financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pitt’s identifying code is: 008815. The FAFSA is the first step in the aid application process. Students who file a FAFSA will be automatically considered for federal and state grants, loans, and work-study. You must complete all necessary financial aid forms to be considered for the most generally available types of aid.
  • University Housing. Starting in the spring, Panther Central begins sending Housing Contracts to freshmen interested in on-campus housing who have met the deadline to commit to Pitt. To ensure that you receive on-campus housing, you must submit your housing deposit online on or before the date specified on the housing contract, and agree to your housing contract and complete the online application. If you do not complete both steps, your place in on-campus housing will not be reserved.
  • Final High School Transcript/Academic Performance. As noted in your admission letter, your admission is provisional provided you continue to perform satisfactorily in your classes and graduate from high school. We will be requesting your final, official high school transcript showing your date of graduation. All final records are reviewed carefully. The records of students whose grades drop significantly will be sent to the dean of the school to which they’ve been admitted for appropriate action, whether that be a warning letter, placement on probation, or retraction of admission. Therefore, it is important that you continue to do well academically.
    If you submitted a Self-Reported Academic Record, what you reported will be carefully compared to your final high school transcript. Discrepancies or misreporting of information could result in admission revocation.
  • Move-In. Freshman move-in (known as Arrival Survival) starts the week before the first day of classes. Detailed schedules and information will be sent to you in the summer.
  • Classes begin. Fall term classes start on Monday, August 26, 2019.

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Enrollment Process for Spring 2020 Freshmen

  • Commit to Pitt! The first step to becoming a Panther is to commit to Pitt. Accept your admission, confirm your residency, and pay your $300 enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Class Registration. Once you have committed to Pitt, we will be in touch with all of the information you need to register for classes and meet your academic advisor.
  • Financial Aid. Students who are interested in applying for financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pitt’s identifying code is: 008815. The FAFSA is the first step in the aid application process. Students who file a FAFSA will be automatically considered for federal and state grants, loans, and work-study. You must complete all necessary financial aid forms to be considered for the most generally available types of aid.
  • Housing. On-campus housing for first-year students starting in the spring term is limited and not guaranteed. If you need housing, we recommend you plan to look for options in a neighborhood near campus. Our Off-Campus Living office can assist you with the search process. Public transportation from most neighborhoods is readily available and Pitt students can ride the Port Authority transit system fare-free with a valid Pitt ID.
  • Classes begin. Spring term classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2020.

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Transfer Enrollment Process for Fall 2018, Spring and Summer 2019

  • Commit to Pitt! The first step to becoming a Panther is to commit to Pitt. Accept your admission, confirm your residency, and pay your $200 enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Credit Evaluation. Please be certain to send to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid official transcripts from all previously-attended colleges, universities, and post-secondary schools. They will be shared with the school/college to which you have been accepted. Your prior coursework will be evaluated and a transfer of credit form outlining the courses that will transfer, along with a listing of the core graduation requirements that you have fulfilled, will be mailed to you. Please be certain to forward your final official transcript when it becomes available. This is especially important for financial aid purposes.
  • Class Registration. Once you have committed to Pitt, we will be in touch with all of the information you need to register for classes and meet your academic advisor.
  • Housing. On-campus housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed. If you need housing, we recommend you plan to look for options in a neighborhood near campus. Our Off- Campus Living office can assist you with the search process. Public transportation from most neighborhoods is readily available and Pitt students can ride the Port Authority transit system fare-free with a valid Pitt ID.
  • Financial Aid. Students who are interested in applying for financial aid should file the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the recommended date of March 1. If you are unable to meet the March 1 date, you can still apply, however full consideration will be given to those students who apply early.
    Students interested in attending the summer term should contact the Financial Aid Office. Because our summer term is part of the fall/spring academic year and is considered a trailer semester, eligibility for financial aid during this term may be limited if you have used most or all of your aid during the fall and spring terms.
    Financial aid will be based on your academic level after initial credits are accepted in transfer, i.e. sophomore, junior, senior level. Additional eligibility may result based on the completion of courses still in progress and the submission of final transcripts. For this reason, it is critical that you submit your most up-to-date college transcript as soon as it becomes available.
  • Visit Pitt! A campus visit can help you learn more about the University of Pittsburgh and how it fits your academic plans.
  • Classes begin. Fall term classes start on Monday, August 27, 2018. Spring term classes begin on Monday, January 7, 2019. Summer term classes will start on Monday, May 6, 2019.

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