Advising and Registration for Freshmen Admitted for Spring Term 2012
Welcome to the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Before you can enroll in classes for spring term, 2012, you will need to complete the following tasks by the deadlines indicated:
1. Determine if you have to take any placement exams.
2. Complete online placement exams beginning October, 15, 2011, and at least 3 days before you attend your advising appointment.
3. Complete and submit the online orientation at least 3 days prior to your advising appointment.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences provides programs for all of its freshmen. Please check out our frequently asked questions, visit the Office of Freshman Programs in B-4 Thaw Hall, or call 412-624-5759.
Introduction to the Arts and Sciences (FP 0001)
Introduction to the Arts and Sciences is a one-credit academic orientation course that introduces students to the University’s extensive library system, academic resources, academic integrity guidelines, and planning for their future.
Freshman Seminar (FP 0003)
Freshman Seminar combines Introduction to the Arts and Sciences and the required writing course entitled Seminar in Composition.
Freshman Common Reader
Freshmen enrolled in Freshman Programs courses participate in the Common Reading Program designed to welcome students into the University’s intellectual community through a common academic experience. Through discussions with instructors and peers, students develop a greater sense of community and respect for reading as an integral part of a liberal arts education.
There are free social events for freshmen throughout their first year. These educational experiences get students out into the city on safe but fun trips led by faculty members. Students find out about Freshman Events on the Web or through their faculty members.
First Experiences in Research
First Experiences in Research offers opportunities for second-semester freshmen to become involved in faculty research projects in social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences.