You serve as an important link between prospective Pitt students and the University. Helping students make the right college choice is complicated, and each of us in higher education is as unique as the students that you counsel. We thank you for supporting future Pitt Panthers and for your partnership with Pitt.

Applying to Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh operates on a rolling admissions policy. Students who are interested in the Pittsburgh campus are encouraged to apply early so that they will be reviewed promptly for our competitive scholarships and Guaranteed Admissions Programs, some of which have strict deadlines.

Visit Pitt

We offer group visits for school counselors, class trips, and professional organizations. If you are interested in getting to know our campus firsthand or setting up an opportunity for your students to visit Pitt, please contact our Visitor Center at 412-624-7717 or

To arrange visits to any of our regional campuses, please reach out to their respective admissions offices.

Regional Campuses

The University of Pittsburgh has five campuses as part of the University of Pittsburgh system, and each offers its own unique opportunities to Pitt students. Applicants to the Pittsburgh campus are encouraged to rank the Pitt campuses in order of preference on their application. We encourage students to do so because it helps the Admissions Committee match students with a Pitt campus that is the right fit for them.

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Contact Us

All of our Enrollment Service Managers are assigned to specific territories by state, by county within Pennsylvania, and by high school within Allegheny County. And we have both transfer and international student specialists as well. Contact the territory manager in your region to get answers to your admissions questions. If you have additional questions or comments about this web page, a campus visit, or our Advisory Board, feel free to reach out to our school counselor relations team below:

Barry Duerr

Associate Director of Admissions

Barry has been a member of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Team for 22+ years. He is a graduate of Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), and earned his MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Slippery Rock University. He was born, raised and has lived his entire life in the Pittsburgh area. There is not much he enjoys more than baseball and his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates.

Steven Zyra

Assistant Director

Steven is a native of the city of Pittsburgh, growing up just about 20 minutes away from campus. He came to Pitt in 2011 and graduated in December of 2014 with a degree in History and Communication. During his time at Pitt, Steven was a Resident Assistant, as well as a Peer Advisor in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Advising Center. He is a proud Pitt Panther and enjoys helping prospective students realize all that Pitt has to offer.