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New Freshmen

1. Visit 
2. Accept Your Admission Offer
3. File the FAFSA Form
4. Health Forms
5. Activate your Pitt Computer Account
6. Submit AP Test Scores
7. College in High School
8. Submit a Final Transcript
9. Apply for Housing & Select a Meal Plan
10. Complete Online Placement Exams, Class Registration, and Summer Orientation
11. Pay Your Bill
12. Photo ID
13. Buy Books
14. Parking
15. Software and Computer Information
16. Welcome Week (Move-In)
17. Start Classes
18. Get Involved
19. Get Help

1. Visit 

How to Schedule a Virtual Visit – Our website has a full list of sessions you and your family can attend together, such as: an interactive virtual campus tour, major/program virtual visit meetings, and specialized 30-minute Zoom sessions. Please note that these virtual visit sessions are usually scheduled between Monday through Friday, anytime from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. To plan your virtual visit with an admissions counselor, you can:


2. Accept Your Admission Offer

Once you have decided that you will be attending Pitt-Greensburg in the fall, you will need to accept your admission offer by clicking here and going through the Online Commit to Pitt next steps.


3. File the FAFSA Form

To receive an offer of financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1st of each year.  Please click on fafsa.gov to access the website.  Pitt-Greensburg recommends that students apply as soon as possible, as Pitt begins financial aid awarding in December.

Please use the University of Pittsburgh code: 008815 to ensure that the University of Pittsburgh receives your FAFSA information.

Your social security number is required to match your student record to your FAFSA. 

If you did not include your social security number on your application for admission, please call 724-836-7165 to supply it.

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 must 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. Activate your Pitt Computer Account

Shortly after you accept your admission offer, you will receive an email (to 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 the help desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).

If you did not provide an email address on your application, your information will be sent to you in the mail.,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 receive your notice (e-mail or letter) to activate your Pitt account, you will need to visit this website: 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).

 

6. 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 online »

 

7. 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 upgimnow@pitt.edu, sent via Naviance or mailed to:

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

If you have taken 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 of the credits you have earned at any Pitt campus. 

 

8. Submit a Final Transcript

Your final official high school transcript indicating a high school graduation date and your final senior grades is required for continuing financial aid eligibility, and to be eligible for eventual degree awarding. Please arrange with your guidance counselor to have that information sent to our campus.

Those documents can be sent to upgimnow@pitt.edu, sent via Naviance or 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, loss of financial aid,  or inability to register for the next term.  


9. Apply for Housing and Select a Meal Plan

Apply for Housing and Meal Plan


10. Complete Online Placement Exams, Class Registration, and Summer Orientation

You will receive an email to your Pitt email account with instructions on how to complete your online placement exams and your Freshman Survey.  You will also have the opportunity to have a virtual meeting with an academic advisor.  These steps will be used to create your fall class schedule. 

For the safety of our students and our community, this summer we will be replacing our in-person Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (S.O.A.R.) program with an online orientation and other virtual opportunities.  Although we are all disappointed that we will not be able to meet in person during the summer, we are still excited to be able to connect with you virtually, and to provide you with the resources you need to transition to our campus with confidence! 

The online orientation that will be required for all new first-year students to complete, will consist of a number of information modules, videos, and quizzes which will help you learn the fundamentals of beginning your first year and prepare you for starting at Pitt-Greensburg.  Details and instructions will be sent to your Pitt email around the middle or end of June.

In addition to the online orientation, we will be offering a number of other opportunities for you to meet and connect with faculty, staff, and other students.  This includes virtual office hours with staff and current students, small group Zoom sessions with the Peer Leaders, webinar sessions by various departments for both you and family members, live and/or video sessions by faculty in academic majors, and some virtual game shows with prizes and give-a-ways for you to have some fun and meet each other!  Since we know you may have saved the dates, some of these sessions will be offered during three of original S.O.A.R. dates, June 25-26, July 9-10, and July 23-24.  We will also offer some programs during other times throughout the summer.  We are currently in the process of creating a final calendar for these events, but will email you dates and details as soon as they are finalized.

 

11. Pay Your Bill

Making Payments - We encourage you to sign up for the monthly payment plan (PittPay - login to my.pitt.edu and search for "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.

12. 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.  First-year students will receive an email asking them to submit a photo for their ID card.  The card is processed and given to the student on Arrival Day in August.  If a student loses an ID card, the replacement fee is $20.00.

13. 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.
 

14. 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) after completing the online registration form that will be emailed to your Pitt account in August.

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

15. 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.

16. Welcome Week

Welcome Week is full of exciting events to help you become familiar with the people and places at Pitt-Greensburg, and is considered mandatory, so please plan on being here!  Activities start the week prior to the first day of fall classes, so save these dates on your calendar and plan accordingly.  There is a freshman socialization fee for Welcome Week which is applied directly to your tuition bill for fall. Tentative schedule of events »

17. Start Classes

Classes for the Fall Semester at Pitt-Greensburg begin on Monday, August 24, 2020.

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.

18. 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.

19. 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.