The Option Program

What is it?

Five campuses, one University.  The Option Program is the University of Pittsburgh’s response to the increasing number of highly qualified students who seek admission. As Pitt’s reputation continues to grow, so does the volume of applications. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of spaces at the Pittsburgh campus, and accommodating all students who apply is not possible. However, for students whose academic profile suggests they could benefit from the University’s educational philosophy, strengths and reputation, the Admissions Committee may offer admission to one of our four regional campuses. The University’s same philosophy and reputation are also available at the Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville campuses.

If you received a letter regarding the Options Program we welcome you to explore Pitt-Greensburg and discover how Pitt-Greensburg can be the perfect fit for you.

First Year Students

We would like to take the confusion out of The Option Program for you by clarifying a few things.  Before we get into the details, let's start off by saying that you are ACCEPTED to Pitt-Greensburg and do not need to reapply to our campus.  When you begin your studies at Pitt-Greensburg you will be receiving a Pitt education.  At Pitt-Greensburg, you'll find all of the benefits of the University of Pittsburgh, but the difference is our people. Thanks to the small size of our campus, relationships are central to student success. You'll develop bonds with faculty that will catapult you into the career or grad school of your choice. You'll work with staff who will recognize your face, know your name, and exceed your expectations. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

You will be receiving a letter confirming your admission to Pitt-Greensburg.  You will also be given information about financial aid and on-campus housing.  To set up a visit please call 724-836-9880.

Transfer Students

We would like to take the confusion out of The Option Program for you by clarifying a few things.  Before we get into the details, let's start off by saying that you are ACCEPTED to Pitt-Greensburg and you do not need to reapply to our campus.

You will be receiving a letter with information including credit transfer and financial aid.  The credits in which you are currently enrolled cannot be evaluated until you have completed your term and sent a final official transcript to Pitt-Greensburg Admissions. To set up a meeting with our transfer counselor call 724-836-9880.

Additional Information

Regional Campus Change Request: Option Program Admission Only

If you received an offer of admission to a Pitt regional campus through the Options Program, and would like your application to be reconsidered for possible admission to a different regional campus, please call 724-836-9880.