For Freshman Admitted Students

Freshman

1. Visit the Campus
2. Pay Tuition Deposit
3. File the FAFSA Form
4. Health Forms
5. ASAP Admitted Students
6. Activate your Pitt Computer Account
7. Submit AP Test Scores
8. College in High School
9. Submit a Final Transcript
10. Apply for Housing & Select a Meal Plan
11. Attend SOAR
12. Pay Your Bill
13. Photo ID
14. Buy Books
15. Parking
16. Software and Computer Information
17. Welcome Week (Move-In)
18. Start Classes
19. Get Involved
20. 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: 008815
All five campuses within the Pitt system use the same code.

 

4. Health Forms

Pitt-Greensburg is committed to providing quality health care to our students.  All students are REQUIRED to have an up-to-date health records on file with Health Services, including proper documentation of current immunization status.
Students will be mailed the Confidential Mandatory Health Form after they have paid their tuition deposit.  All health forms should be completed before the start of classes in the fall and returned to the Health Center .

More information about Health Services can be found online.

 

5. ASAP Admitted Students

The Academic Support and Awareness Program connects students directly to faculty and academic advisors who will provide the guidance and support to help you succeed.

ASAP students will build a solid foundation for success in college with…
·         Individualized assistance with math and English fundamentals
·         Development of college-level study skills applicable to any college major.
·         Quality study time during guided study sessions.
·         Tutorials and recitations taught by full-time, experienced, caring faculty.

More information about the ASAP program can be found here.

 

6. 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 (e-mail 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).

 

7. Submit AP or IB Test Scores

If you have or will be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam or International Baccalaureate (IB) 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 or IB 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 or IB test and you may end up taking unnecessary classes.

Please be sure to have your AP or IB Exam scores sent to:
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Office of Academic Advising
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

AP and IB Exam scores and equivalent credits are available here.

 

8. College in High School

If you have taken ANY colleges classes while attending high school, make sure that your transcript is sent to Pitt-Greensburg so that we can evaluate what credits may transfer.

Please make sure the college sends the transcript to:

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

If you have taking any classes at any Pitt campus, we will be able to access your transcript, so you will not need to have those sent to our campus.  Make sure your Admissions Counselor is aware the credits you have earned at any Pitt campus. 

 

9. Submit a Final Transcript

Pitt-Greensburg Admissions requires your final official high school transcript indicating a high school graduation date and your final senior grades.  Please arrange with your guidance counselor to have that information sent to our campus.

Those documents can be mailed to:

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Office of Admissions
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.

10. Apply for Housing and Select a Meal Plan

Apply for Housing and Meal Plan

11. Attend Summer Orientation & Academic Registration (S.O.A.R.)

Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (S.O.A.R.) is a two-day mandatory program for all full-time first-year students at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

Consult the tentative schedule listed below for the full two-day schedule. In addition to an academic component and receiving your fall class schedule, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about financial aid, housing, campus clubs/activities, etc.  Furthermore, you will be able to meet some faculty and staff -- and perhaps more importantly, your future classmates!

S.O.A.R. is a casual program, designed to give you a lot of information about Pitt-Greensburg.  Take advantage of your time at S.O.A.R. to ask questions and to make some new friends.
Information regarding S.O.A.R., including a registration form for this program, will be e-mailed to you after your $100.00 tuition deposit has been paid to the Admissions office. This information becomes available around the end of April.

 

12. 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.

 

13. 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 at the S.O.A.R. sessions.  The card is processed and given to the student on Move-in/Commuter Check-In Day.  If a student loses an ID card, the replacement fee is $20.00.

 

14. 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:

Textbook Rental: Return textbooks easily at the end of the rental period in our store. We will send them back for you. Make sure you key the correct ISBN number.
 

15. Parking

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

Parking permits may be purchased/picked up 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

 

16. 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.

 

17. Welcome Week (Move-In)

Welcome Week is full of exciting events to help you become familiar with the people and places at Pitt-Greensburg.  Welcome Week is considered a mandatory activity, so please plan on being here. There is a freshman socialization fee for Welcome Week, so be sure to get your money's worth! This fee is applied directly to your tuition bill for fall. Tentative schedule of events >>

 

18. Start Classes

Classes for the Fall Semester at Pitt-Greensburg begins on Monday, August 28, 2017.

For 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.

 

19. 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.

 

20. 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.

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.