Transfer Student Guidelines

External Transfers

Students interested in transferring into the Dietrich School from another college or university must apply through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. After acceptance, Student Records will evaluate the student’s previous coursework to see how it equates to the Dietrich School's general education requirements. To gain a sense of how many of your credits may be transferrable to Pitt, please consult the Pitt Transfer Tool.

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 pass 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.
  • All students must earn their final 30 credits toward a Dietrich School degree as a Dietrich School Student.
  • At least half of the credits for the major(s), minor(s), and/or certificate(s) must be completed while enrolled as a main campus Dietrich School student. 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 (412-624-6480) 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 (such as the College of General Studies, College of Business Administration, Swanson School of Engineering etc.).

Academic and Career Planning Courses
CGS/ARTSC 0092 - UNIVERSITY SEMINAR

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

Internal Transfers

Students who want to transfer to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences from other schools at the University of Pittsburgh campus should complete an Academic Program Change form at their current school to have their records sent to Student Records. Student Records will evaluate the records and e-mail the student with a notice of admission or rejection. 

To qualify, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. In addition, the Dietrich School requires that students complete their basic skills requirements in English composition and algebra before applying. Students in the College of General Studies (CGS) must have at least 12 credits earned at CGS before applying for internal transfer to another Pitt School. 

The deadline to submit an internal transfer request is the first day of classes for the each term. For example, if you are requesting transfer for the spring term, the deadline date is the first day of spring classes, etc. This includes internal transfers and the declaring of double degrees. Students are strongly encouraged to apply sooner than that.

After acceptance, Student Records evaluates the student’s previous coursework to see how it equates to the Dietrich School general education requirements. Students must earn their final 30 credits toward a Dietrich School degree and at least half of the credits for their major(s), minor(s), and/or certificate(s) while enrolled as a Dietrich School student.

In order to transfer to another undergraduate school at the University, Dietrich School students must complete an Academic Program Change form.  Please check with the undergraduate school to which you hope to transfer to be sure you meet their admissions requirements. Questions about transferring to other undergraduate schools can be directed to the Student Records office.

Regional Relocation

Students who wish to relocate to the Pittsburgh campus to attend the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences may apply for relocation by completing a Program Change form at the campus where they were most recently enrolled. Acceptance to the Dietrich School is guaranteed for students who meet the following requirements:
 

Pitt-Bradford Pitt-Greensburg Pitt-Johnstown Pitt-Titusville
45 total credits* 45 total credits* 45 total credits* 45 total credits*
3.0 overall GPA 3.0 overall GPA 3.0 overall GPA 3.0 overall GPA
ENG 0102** ENGCMP 0020** ENGCMP 0006** ENG 0101**
MATH 0110** MATH 0031** MATH 0002** MATH 0031**

* At least 30 of the total 45 credits must be completed at the regional campus.
** Skills courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Student Records will evaluate the student’s transcript with respect to the above requirements and send an acceptance or rejection letter via email.

If you have any questions about regional relocation, please contact Ashley Kosko, Academic Administrator.

Please note that students must earn their final 30 credits toward a Dietrich School degree and at least half of the credits for their major(s), minor(s), and/or certificate(s) while enrolled as a Dietrich School student.