International Students

Welcome, International Students!

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Among the admissions requirement for international students is proficiency in English.  For citizens of a country whose official language is not English, proficiency can be demonstrated by a minimum score of 550 in the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a mimimum score of 213 on the computer-based version, or a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based version of TOEFL.  International students seeking further training in English should consult the English Language Insititute located on the Pittsburgh campus.

International Student Application Requirements

1. Online application, At the latest, your application and all required application materials must be received by:
    April 1: fall term (August) Use this application link.
    November 1: spring term (January) Use this application link.
    Note: only transfer students can apply for summer term admission.
2. Academic records. This includes:

  • Original or certified, official secondary school records from grades 9-11 (transcripts, marksheets, certificates, examination results, etc.) and any national/state examination results required in your country. Note: If your secondary record only includes grades 10-12, please submit the third year of your middle school transcript.
  • Literal translations of your records if they are not in English.
  • Official transcript evaluation. Note: depending on the evaluation service you select, you may be able to send all your records to the evaluation service which will then forward them to Pitt.

3. SAT or ACT results. If you have taken either or both of these tests more than once, we strongly suggest you send all of your scores. We will take your highest subscores and put them together for your composite score. We also require that you submit your writing score. Your official results should be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Pittsburgh using the appropriate code number:

  • SAT – 2936
  • ACT – 3733

4. Official TOEFL or IELTS results, if required. Click here for exceptions.

5. Transfer students and freshmen who have taken university credits should also submit:

  • Official post-secondary records and, if they are in a language other than English, literal, translated versions of them, and an official evaluation of those credits (see Step 2) and an
  • Official course catalog and/or course syllabi for all courses completed at a college or university outside of the U.S. or complete course descriptions for the courses, modules, and subjects that you have completed and plan to complete. If your records and/or course catalog or course syllabi are written in a language other than English, an English translation must be submitted. Submit this to the Office of Admissions. Note: The University of Pittsburgh does not accept or recognize transfer credit evaluations done by other institutions or private credential evaluation services.

6. Certificate of Financial Responsibility - in order for students to receive their forms for their I-20 visa.

7. $45 application fee in U.S. dollars. We are unable to accept checks from banks outside of the country unless they have a branch in the U.S.
    Unless specified otherwise above in Step 2, mail your required documents and forms to:

    Office of Admissions
    University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
    150 Finoli Drive
    Greensburg, PA 15601, U.S.A.


Please use your full legal name in all of your e-mails and application materials, exactly as it appears on your passport, so we can properly match your documents with your application.

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