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 International Freshmen
Enrollment Process for Fall 2019 International Freshmen
Enrollment Process for Summer and Fall 2019 International Transfer Students, Spring 2020 Transfer Students, and Adult Students
Enrollment Process for Spring 2020 International Freshmen

Enrollment Process for Spring 2019 International 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 before November 1, 2018. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Immigration process. Immigration specialists in the Office of International Services (OIS) handle the immigration process for international students. Once your enrollment fee has been paid you will be contacted by OIS with further instructions.
  • Financial aid. International students are not eligible for financial aid and international freshmen enrolling in the spring are not eligible for academic merit scholarships.
  • Register for classes. Once we receive both your enrollment fee and the required financial and/or visa information, you will be sent more information from the school to which you’ve been admitted about meeting with your academic advisor and registering for classes.
  • English language proficiency. You will be required to take a language proficiency exam when you arrive on campus and comply with any recommendations for additional English as a Second Language study, if your test results indicate the need for it.
  • Housing. On-campus housing for transfer students and freshmen starting in the spring term is very limited and is 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 start on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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Enrollment Process for Fall 2019 International Freshmen

  • Commit to Pitt! The first step to becoming a Panther is to commit to Pitt by accepting your admission, paying your $300 enrollment fee, and confirming your residency. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Immigration process. Immigration specialists in the Office of International Services (OIS) handle the immigration process for international students. Once your enrollment fee has been paid you will be contacted by OIS with further instructions.
  • Financial aid. International students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • English language proficiency. You will be required to take a language proficiency exam when you arrive on campus and comply with any recommendations for additional English as a Second Language study, if your test results indicate the need for it.
  • Complete your housing contract. In the spring, Panther Central will begin e-mailing housing contracts to freshmen interested in on-campus housing who have paid their enrollment fee on or before the May 1 deadline. You must submit your housing contract and housing deposit before the deadline specified on your contract. Housing is guaranteed for three years from the fall term to which you have been offered admissions provided you pay your enrollment fee and housing deposit before the deadlines.
  • Send your final secondary school transcript. As noted in your admission letter, your admission is provisional provided you continue to perform satisfactorily in your classes and graduate from secondary school. We will be requesting your final, official secondary 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 have 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. Please note: International students who commit to Pitt will be required to complete a transcript evaluation before coming to campus for the fall semester.
  • 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 get ready for life as a Panther!
  • Pre-Orientation, Orientation, and Move-in. Once you have paid your enrollment fee, OIS will email you directly regarding the next steps for your immigration document. Once you have provided OIS with all required documentation, they will send documents needed to apply for your student visa, if applicable. Along with your immigration document, you will receive information about the Undergraduate International Student Pre-Orientation, which is a required program for all new international students. Further information about traveling, arrival, and pre-orientation will be provided through the OIS online portal once your immigration document has been created. You will be allowed to move into your residence hall prior to Arrival Survival (the domestic freshmen move-in dates) so that you can attend the International Student Pre-Orientation. Detailed schedules for orientation and move-in will be sent to you in July.
  • Classes begin. Fall term classes begin Monday, August 26, 2019.

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Enrollment Process for Fall 2018, Spring and Summer 2019 International Transfer and Adult Students

  • 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. Pay your enrollment fee before June 1, 2018 for the Fall Term; November 1, 2019 for the Spring Term, or March 1, 2019 for the Summer Term.
  • Immigration process. Immigration specialists in the Office of International Services (OIS) handle the immigration process for international students. Once your enrollment fee has been paid you will be contacted by OIS with further instructions.
  • Financial aid. International students are not eligible for financial aid and international transfer students are not eligible for academic merit scholarships.
  • English language proficiency. You will be required to take a language proficiency exam when you arrive on campus and comply with any recommendations for additional English as a second language study, if your test results indicate the need for it.
  • Credit evaluation. If you applied as a transfer student, your college/university transcript(s) have been forwarded to 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 e-mailed to you as an attachment. Please make sure to forward your final, official transcript when it becomes available.
  • Register for classes. Once we receive both your enrollment fee and the required financial and/or visa information, you can contact the advising center for the school to which you’ve been admitted about meeting with your academic advisor and registering for classes. Contact information can be found on the website for the school you are entering.
  • Housing. Campus housing for transfer students, adult students, and freshmen starting in the spring is very limited and is 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.
  • Fall classes start on Monday, August 27, 2018. Spring term classes begin on Monday, January 7, 2019. Summer term classes begin on Monday, May 6, 2019.

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Enrollment Process for Spring 2020 International 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 before November 1, 2019. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Immigration process. Immigration specialists in the Office of International Services (OIS) handle the immigration process for international students. Once your enrollment fee has been paid you will be contacted by OIS with further instructions.
  • Financial aid. International students are not eligible for financial aid and international freshmen enrolling in the spring are not eligible for academic merit scholarships.
  • Register for classes. Once we receive both your enrollment fee and the required financial and/or visa information, you will be sent more information from the school to which you’ve been admitted about meeting with your academic advisor and registering for classes.
  • English language proficiency. You will be required to take a language proficiency exam when you arrive on campus and comply with any recommendations for additional English as a Second Language study, if your test results indicate the need for it.
  • Housing. On-campus housing for transfer students and freshmen starting in the spring term is very limited and is 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 start on Monday, January 6, 2020.

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