Enrollment Resources


Resources for Making Your Schedule

Creating your schedule takes a lot of thoughtful planning, time and effort.  The following resources are meant to help make the process go more smoothly.

Course Subject Abbreviations - Use this to find out what subject abbreviation to type in when searching for courses on the main Pitt campus.

Time Schedule Planner - Prefer to put your schedule together "old school:?  Use this to help map your schedule out by time and day.

Enrolling Using Search by My Requirements - This document explains how to search for classes by the general education requirement it could fulfill.  You can search by "My Requirements" in your shopping cart area.

Enrolling Using the Schedule Planner - Use the Schedule Planner to map out all of the various schedule scenarios available based upon the currently open coursework.

Enrollment Guide - The Enrollment Guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to search for and enroll in classes. It walks you through how to use your student center and contains the subject abbreviations you'll need to use to search for courses in PeopleSoft.

Searching for a General Education Course by Attribute - Students that have been admitted to the University for the Fall 2018 (2191) term or after, can refer to these instructions on how to search for a course that will satisfy a general education requirement in addition to many other course attributes and values. Refer to the General Education Course Catalog to find a master listing of every course offered, past or present, that has been approved to satisfy a general education requirement. 

  • For students admitted 2191 (Fall 2018) or after, you can find your General Education Course Catalog here.
  • For students admitted prior to the Fall 2018 term, you can find your General Education Course Catalog here

Permission Numbers for Courses: If you want to take an Honors College (UHC) course or a Spanish course above the level of Spanish 0004, you will need a permission number to enroll in it. Use the links below to learn about getting a permission number. Contact your advisor if you want to take a course that has a prerequisite for which you have AP/IB credit that has not yet been received or posted.

Other Undergraduate Schools at the University of Pittsburgh

If you are planning to apply for internal transfer to another school here at the University of Pittsburgh, refer to the following document to read more about the prerequisites and admission requirements for the program to which you are interested in applying.

Other Schools @ Pitt

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of General Studies
  • School of Education
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • School of Computing and Information Science
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy

Want to find out how your current coursework would fit in to a different major or program here at Pitt? Try our What-if Scenario instructions to see what requirements you would still need to fulfill.

Advising Resources

Peer Advisors: Our peer advisors are happy to speak with you in the Advising Center during normal business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We encourage you to stop by or call whenever you have questions, or concerns. 

Academic Advisors are also ON CALL 1 hour per week. If you have a quick question or concern that could be addressed by any advisor, please stop by the Advising Center, Room 201 Thackeray Hall or call 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Enrollment Troubleshooting

Enrollment Errors - This document explains the most common enrollment errors that students experience when trying to enroll in classes.

Enrollment Restrictions - This document explains the most common enrollment restrictions that students experience when trying to enroll in classes.

How to Waitlist a Course - This document explains how to use the SWAP feature to put yourself on the Waitlist for a course.

University of Pittsburgh Registrar's Office Resources

PeopleSoft Videos on how to Add a Class, Drop a Class, and Swap a Class from your Student Center in PeopleSoft
FAQ about the Waitlist Function in PeopleSoft
New Student Guide
PeopleSoft Mobile: Prefer to use PeopleSoft Mobile?  Read the instructions on how to use the phone friendly general class search to see what Pitt offers.