Advising for Transfer Students

Welcome! We look forward to working with you as you embark on your newest academic journey. This journey includes seeking out an academic advisor for guidance and to aid in the enrollment process for the upcoming term. Academic advising is critical to your success, and to that end, we place great emphasis on the advising process. Our advisors care and are here to help students.

Find out more about how advising works at Pitt.

Andrew Deleon

“My advisor was the first individual to personally welcome me to Pitt as a transfer student. She immediately took into account what I was interested in most, as well as my strict schedule. Together we mapped out the perfect first semester after transferring, one I did significantly well on!”

—Andrew Deleon (Computer Science)

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transitioning to Pitt from a different college or university can be an exciting and new experience. You have worked hard in your classes, and Pitt is happy to have you. Here is the transfer credit evaluation information:

  • The University of Pittsburgh generally accepts credits in which the students received a grade of C or better in college-level coursework (not remedial) that corresponds to a course in our curriculum in content and credit value.
  • Pass/Fail courses may be accepted for transfer credit if it can be documented that a P grade corresponds to a grade of C or better.
  • To receive a University of Pittsburgh degree, students must complete at a minimum their last 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • A maximum of 60 credits will be accepted from community colleges and two-year junior colleges.
  • A maximum of 90 credits will be accepted from four-year institutions.
  • At least 50 percent of the credits required in the major and official minor must be earned in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. This requirement applies to students who transfer from a University of Pittsburgh regional campus as well as those who transfer from another college or university.

Please contact the Office of Student Records in 140 Thackeray Hall (412-624-6776) with any questions about your transfer credit evaluation. All transfer credits are subject to reevaluation if you transfer from the Dietrich School to another undergraduate school within the University of Pittsburgh.

Academic and Career Planning Courses


University Seminar (CGS/ARTSC 0092) provides new and/or transfer students with the skills necessary to maximize their potential for academic success at the University of Pittsburgh. During this course students will be exposed to various University resources; explore educational and career planning; gain academic confidence; and will become familiar with and utilize cognitive science research-based skills necessary for college success.

  • Minimum Credits: 1
  • Maximum Credits: 1
  • Academic Career: Undergraduate
  • Course Component: Lecture
  • Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  • Flexible Format: online with in-person or synchronous meetings
  • Offered: Fall & Spring