For Transfer Admitted Students

Transfer

1. Visit the Campus
2. Pay Tuition Deposit
3. File the FAFSA Form

4. Activate your Pitt Computer Account
5. Submit AP Test Scores
6. Submit a Final College Transcript
7. Apply for Housing & Select a Meal Plan
8. Create a Schedule
9. Transfer Orientation
10. Pay Your Bill
11. Photo ID
12. Buy Books
13. Parking
14. Software and Computer
15. Move-In
16. Start Classes
17. Get Involved
18. Get Help

Pitt-Greensburg Enrollment Guide

 

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1. Visit the Campus

Although you may have seen pictures on brochures or on our website, there is nothing better than taking a personal tour on our campus.  There are many benefits for students and families get from visiting colleges and usually helps student decide if the school is perfect for them.  Campus walking tours are usually given by Pitt-Greensburg Pitt PALS; Pitt PALS are current students who, live, eat and breath Pitt-Greensburg.  The Pitt-Greensburg Admissions Counselors as well as the Pitt PALS invite you and your family to visit our campus.

Individual Campus Visits
Come visit us year round!
• Campus tours are offered daily at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for holidays and recess periods) and are guided by a current student
• Students and their families are invited to meet individually with an Admissions Counselor before or after the tour to discuss the admissions process, academic programs, campus features, and have any questions answered.
• Please allow about two hours for your visit
• Campus visit excuses are available upon request

Visit events are also available on select weekends or on other days. Go to Visit the Campus for the complete event schedule. Please call 724-836-9880 for more information or to schedule your visit to Pitt-Greensburg.

 

2. Pay Tuition Deposit
Once you have decided that you will be attending Pitt-Greensburg in the fall, you will need to pay your tuition deposit.  The tuition deposit is $100.00.  You will receive a Tuition Deposit Form with your letter of acceptance.  Please turn the Tuition Deposit Form to the Admissions Office or click here to pay your tuition deposit online.
Your $100.00 Tuition Deposit is non-refundable, but will show as a credit on your fall semester bill.

 

3. File the FAFSA Form

To receive financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, frequently called the FAFSA.  The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1st of each year.  Please click on FAFSA to access their website.  Pitt-Greensburg recommends students to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing their March 1 priority filing deadline.

Students and families how have not completed their Federal Income Tax Return but still would wish to complete the FAFSA, they may use estimate income information to ensure that their information is received by the Federal Processor before Pitt-Greensburg’s  March 1 priority filing deadline.
Within ten business days after completing the FAFSA form online, you will receive an email with a link to your Student Aid Report, also called the SAR.  Please notice which signifies that your FAFSA has been processed by the Department of Education.  The SAR tells what your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be for the academic year.  The EFC DOES NOT reflect what you and your family will have to pay out of pocket for your college expenses and DOES NOT reflect what your family can afford to pay out of pocket.  The university, the federal government and the state grant agency use your calculated EFC to determine the types and amounts of financial aid that you will receive.  Please review your SAR and confirm that it is accurate.  Changes can be made to the SAR by logging back onto the FAFSA’s website.

Please keep copies of your FAFSA documents in a safe place.

Students must complete the FAFSA form each year that wish to apply for any financial aid, including Stafford and PLUS loans.  The deadline for students returning each year from Pitt-Greensburg have a filing deadline of May 1. 

Please use the University of Pittsburgh code: 00815
All five campuses within the Pitt system use the same code.

 

4. Activate your Pitt Computer Account

Shortly after your tuition deposit is processed, you will receive an email (from the email you listed on your application) explaining how you can activate your official University of Pittsburgh computer account.  If you no longer use the email address that was on your application, you will need to call us at the help desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).

If a student has not provided an email address on their application, your information will be sent to you in the mail.  Even though you are admitted to the Pitt-Greensburg campus, the letter you will be receiving is going to be mailed from the University of Pittsburgh.  Please DO NOT discard this letter.  If you have not received the letter, please call the help desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).

Activating Your Account

A. Once you have received your notice (email or letter) to activate your Pitt account, you will need to visit this website: www.my.pitt.edu

B. Click the “New Account Activation” link located in the box designated for “Students, Faculty and Staff”

C. After confirming your identity, you will be guided through a series of online steps to activate your University Computer Account.

You will use the “Username” and “Activation Key” provided to you in the email or letter.

Once you have activated your account, please know that you will be using your Pitt Computer Account daily.  Please check you inbox and junk mail frequently.  If you have any problems with your account, please call the help desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).

 

5. Submit AP Test Scores

If you have or will be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam while in high school, it is very important that you make sure you send your scores to us if you would like to use the AP credits in college.  Please send us your scores as early as possible after receiving your scores. If you do not report your scores, you may not get credits that you earned by taking the AP test and you may end up taking unnecessary classes.
Please be sure to have your AP Exam scores sent to:
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Office of Academic Advising
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

AP Exam scores and equivalent credits are available here.

 

6. Submit a Final College Transcript

Pitt-Greensburg Admissions requires that you send your final semester college transcript upon completion of your semester in order to receive transfer credit for your recent coursework.

Those documents can be mailed to the Admissions Office:

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Office of Admissions
Rossetti House
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

**Failure to submit your final high school transcript prior to the beginning of the fall semester may result in rescinding admission or a hold being placed on your university account.

 

7. Review Class Schedule and Arrange a Visit to Schedule

Advising Guidelines

To ensure that the advisor and advisee make the best use of the 30 minutes allotted, the Office of Admissions is requiring that all students come prepared for their appointment by following these simple steps:

Consult your Distribution of Credits (DOC) Sheet. If you do not have one, a copy of your distribution of credits sheet can be obtained by coming to the Office of Admissions located in Rossetti House anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Refer to the course schedule and Pitt-Greensburg Bulletin. Students should select courses for the term and prepare a written list or fill out a registration form to be given to the advisor at the beginning of their appointment.

Check course availability. Computers are available in McKenna Hall and outside the Registrar's Office in Millstein Library. Students can also check course availability by going to the course information section of this web page. Students should check the availability of selected courses prior to their advising appointment. If a course is closed, students should choose an alternate course before the scheduled advising appointment.

BE ON TIME. Advising appointments are limited to 30 minutes, and another student will be scheduled immediately after you. If you are unable to keep your appointment, PLEASE CALL 724-836-9880 to cancel or reschedule.

Remember, you have agreed to be a proactive participant in the advising process, so you should consult your distribution of studies sheet, refer to the schedule of classes and course descriptions, check course availability and be on time for your advising appointment.

 

8. Transfer Orientation

Click here to register for the New Student Information Fair.

9. Apply for Housing and Select a Meal Plan

Apply for Housing and Meal Plan

 

10. Pay Your Bill

Making Payments - We encourage you to sign up for the monthly payment plan (PittPay)
The due date is always the 17th of the month.
For your convenience, each term’s eBill and due date schedule is published on the Message Board in PittPAY. New eBills are posted in PittPAY just after the due date each month, and due dates are always the 17th of the month.  Payment must be received by each eBill's due date to avoid the assessment of a $50 late payment fee.

Pay Online 
Payments can be made through PittPAY by either eCheck (electronic check) or credit card.
•  eCheck - Payments made in PittPAY by electronic check, or eCheck, are offered at no charge to you.
• Credit Cards - While the University does not accept credit card payments directly, we have arranged for a third-party vendor to accept American Express, Discover Card and MasterCard when payment is made online through PittPAY.  You will be charged a non-refundable service fee of 2.75% by the vendor for this service.  This fee will be in addition to tuition, fee, room, and board payments when you choose to pay by credit card.

Authorized Payers
Students can designate parents, guardians, spouses, or third parties as Authorized Payers by selecting that menu option in PittPAY and following the instructions.  Students assign a PittPAY Login Name and Password when creating each Authorized Payer.  Authorized Payers can then log into PittPAY to view the student account details and view and pay eBills.  In addition, Authorized Payers receive an email each time a new eBill is posted for their student in PittPAY.  We cannot discuss the student account details with anyone except Authorized Payers.

Pay by Mail
Log into PittPAY select "Most Recent eBill" and use the "Printable Statement" link on that page. The address is included on the Remittance Form at the bottom of the printable statement.  Please include the remittance form when you mail your payment and print the student ID number on the memo line of the check.  Please mail your payment at least seven days prior to the due date to ensure the payment is received by the due date and to avoid a $50 late payment fee.

Drop It Off
You may make payment in person at:
Office of Student Accounts
130 Millstein Library
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

*Payment may be made by check, money order, cash, American Express, Mastercard or Discover. Please make all checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Please include the remittance stub with your payment and include your student ID number on your check or money order.

11. Photo ID

At Pitt-Greensburg, students must have a University ID card.  The ID card is required to check out library items, to use your meal plan, to use campus facilities and to receive University services.  Students must be registered for classes to apply for an ID card.  To receive an ID card, students must present another form of identification, such as their valid driver’s license and their current class schedule.  Students must clear all holds prior to receiving their ID.  Photos are taken 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM daily in the Office of Student Services (Chambers Hall 219).  The card is processed and given to the student within five minutes.  If a student loses an ID card, the replacement fee is $20.00.

 

12. Buy Books
New and Used Books: The Pitt-Greensburg Campus Store sells both new and used textbooks.  The used books are placed on the shelves along with the new books and will be marked with a “Used” sticker.  Used books are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Textbook Reservations: Students can reserve their required textbooks in advance for the Fall and Spring terms.  The books will be ready to pick up when you arrive on campus.  You can reserve your books here:

 

13. Parking

All students are permitted to have a vehicle on campus.  All vehicles MUST be registered with Campus Police.

Parking permits may be purchased at the Business Office (Millstein Library).

Parking permits must be displayed on the rear view mirror with the number color code facing the windshield. This must be removed when the vehicle is in motion. 

Parking permits are issued to specific parking areas depending on where you live on campus or if you are a commuter.

Full-time vehicle registration is $75.00

 

14. Software and Computer

Connect to PittNet
PittNet is a high-speed, multi-service network that provides access to University computing resources, the Internet, and external research networks. All students, faculty, and staff can connect to the network.
Students
As a resident student, you want to start computing right away. Each student living in residence halls is provided with one port to connect to PittNet, which provides access to University computing resources and the Internet.
You will need to bring a computer. When you arrive, you'll also need to pick up a PittNet pack from Computing Services at 217a Frank Cassell Hall. You will need an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the network port in your room. Once your computer is connected, turn it on, open a Web browser, and go to technology.pitt.edu. If our Web site displays, you are already connected. If it does not, follow the instructions on your screen to connect to PittNet. Contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you need assistance.
All students, residents and commuting, also have access to Wireless PittNet.
Software
With a valid Pitt-Greensburg ID, students can pick up free software, including:
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
• Microsoft Office Standard 2011
• Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
• Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Additional software can be downloaded for free. This includes:
• Symantec Endpoint
• LoJack
• Microsoft Lync
• Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
• Visual C++ 2008
The technicians on campus can help troubleshoot your desktop, laptop, smart phone, tablet, etc. This includes repairs and connecting to the campus network.
Every student living on campus has their own network port in their room or apartment. The only things needed to connect are your username and password.

 

15. Move-In

Transfer students are able to move-in the Sunday before school starts.  You will be able to pick up your key from your Community Assistant who will be at the lobby at your resident hall.

16. Start Classes

Classes for the Fall Semester at Pitt-Greensburg begins on Monday, August 28, 2017.  By that time, you will have set up your fall course schedule, bought your books and are ready to get started! 

If any last minute adjustments with your course schedule, please contact your academic advisor.  Changes to your course schedule can be done during the ADD/DROP period.  Adding or dropping a class should not be done without the assistance and approval of your academic advisor!  Making changes to your schedule may cause problems that may impact your ability to make appropriate academic progress, and/or receive financial aid.

During the fall term, you will have the opportunity to have an appointment about your Spring Semester course schedule with your academic advisor.

 

17. Get Involved

Attending college isn’t only about the classroom.  At Pitt-Greensburg, we want you to get involved on campus and in the community.  Get involved in clubs, organizations and more.

 

18. Get Help

The Learning Resources Center, located in the Millstein Library Building (ML 250), is the home of the Writing Center, Study-Skills Center, Disability-Resources Center, and Tutoring Center.

Free tutoring in various subject areas is available. (Tutoring depends upon availability of tutors and funding. The Center cannot guarantee that a tutor will be immediately available for the subject that you have in mind.)

Walk-in help with academic matters is also available. You do not need an appointment. However, when you stop by without an appointment, please bear with us. Dr. Lou Ann Sears, the Center director, may be helping someone else or on her way to a meeting, etc.

You are welcome to take the free handouts and use the computers for paper writing and other academic pursuits.

The Center
Provides disability resources for registered students.
The Center is open during the fall and spring terms Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call for summer hours. These hours are subject to change. Hours for April through June will be posted on the door of ML 250. Lou Ann's hours are posted on her door (ML 240).
For more information, call (724) 836-7098 v or e-mail los3@pitt.edu.

Disability Guidelines
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Director of Learning Resources Center, Dr. Lou Ann Sears, Room 240 in Millstein Library, as early as possible in the term. Learning Resources Center will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.

Notice to Students with Disabilities
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Director of Learning Resources Center, Dr. Lou Ann Sears, 240 Millstein Library Building (724) 836-7098 (voice), as early as possible in the term. Learning Resources Center will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
Students interested in disability services in July and August should reach Beth Tiedemann, Director of Academic Advising in the Millstein Library Building (724) 836-7182 / tiedeman@pitt.edu.