Deposited First-Year Student Checklist

Next Steps for Deposited First-Year Students

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Recommended Early Steps (March - May)

Complete your mandatory vaccination documentation

You must provide either proof of immunization or request an exemption for the following vaccines:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Meningococcal Quadrivalent (required prior to moving into University housing)

Go to and sign in. Click on “Student Health Services Immunization Portal” and then select “Immunization Portal (all campuses)”. When asked to “choose your home organization’, type in “University of Pittsburgh” or choose it from the drop-down menu. Immunization Entry & State Query: Enter your immunization dates (or proof of immunity), query the State Immunization Registry, or request exemption. Immunization Documentation: Upload required documents to meet University immunization requirements.

You can find more information about these required vaccinations as well as other vaccines the University recommends on the Student Health Services website.  You must become compliant with this policy by the add/drop deadline, Friday, September 6, 2024.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Life & Success, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (724-836-9917 or 724-836-7869) or email

Visit Pitt-Greensburg (if you have not already done so)

We encourage you to visit campus if you haven’t already done so. Our Visit webpage has a full list of virtual and in-person events that you and your family can attend together. Tip: As a deposited student, we highly recommend you register for one Commit to Pitt Day. Questions? Email or call 724-836-9880.

File your FAFSA as soon as possible

To receive an offer of financial aid, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1st of each year.  Please visit  Pitt-Greensburg recommends that you apply as soon as possible, as Pitt begins financial aid awarding in February.

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.

Start checking your Pitt email daily

Your Pitt email account will now be the primary and official means by which the university will communicate with you.

We will be using your Pitt email account instead of your personal email address to communicate important information, so please monitor your new email account daily.

You can access your email account and student information at Your username is the same as your Pitt email address, without the ""

If you do not know your Pitt email address or your password, you can call the 24/7 Technology Help Desk at 412-624-4357.

Complete online math placement exam (ALEKS) and the First-Year Scheduling Survey

Beginning in mid-May, students will receive an email titled "Steps to Enrollment" which will provide information about the math placement test (ALEKS) and First-Year Scheduling Survey. Please complete the steps outlined in the email as soon as possible. Information will also be available in the 2024-25 UPG Advising group in Canvas. Our team of academic advisors will work with you to create your class schedule for the fall term.

Apply for housing and select a meal plan

New (first semester & transfer) students may begin applying for housing on Monday, April 22nd beginning at 9:00 am.

Apply for Housing and Meal Plan

Register for summer orientation (SOAR)

All first-year students are required to attend our on-campus summer orientation (SOAR) to help you meet your fellow classmates and learn the fundamentals of beginning your first year at Pitt-Greensburg. A program for parents/family members will be offered as well.  Specific information about SOAR and a link for registration will be sent to your Pitt email account by early May.

Keep an eye on your Pitt email for more information about dates and details. Follow us on Instagram at @pittgreensburgorientation.

Consider summer classes

View our Summer Semester page for more information!


Submit AP test scores and official college transcripts

To receive college credits for AP tests and/or college-level classes taken in high school, an official record of your score(s) or final grade(s) must be sent to Pitt Greensburg.  Please send these records as early as possible to ensure that your fall classes are appropriate.

Send AP and/or IB exam scores to:
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg
Office of Academic Advising
110 Millstein Library
150 Finoli Drive Greensburg, PA 15601
Or email to:

Send official college transcripts to:
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg
Office of Admissions
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
Or email to:

Classes taken at any Pitt campus, will already be on your Pitt 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.

Check out Pitt’s AP and IB Exam scores and equivalent credits online »

Meet with your academic advisor and finalize your fall schedule

Throughout the summer, academic advisors will meet with each new student individually. Most meetings are conducted virtually, but in-person meetings will also be available. During this meeting, you and your advisor will discuss your academic plans and they will help you select and enroll in classes for the fall semester. Your advisor will also show you how to navigate HighPoint CX to view the class schedule and your academic information, review transfer credits if applicable, and answer your questions. Watch your Pitt email for a meeting invitation, which will arrive about two weeks after you complete the First-Year Scheduling Survey.

Attend summer orientation (SOAR)

All first-year students are required to attend our on-campus summer orientation (SOAR) to help you meet your fellow classmates and learn the fundamentals of beginning your first year at Pitt-Greensburg. A program for parents/family members will be offered as well.  Specific information about SOAR and a link for registration will be sent to your Pitt email account by early May.

Keep an eye on your Pitt email for more information about dates and details. Follow us on Instagram at @pittgreensburgorientation.

Submit a photo for your photo ID

At Pitt-Greensburg, students must have a University ID card.  The ID card is required to access buildings, check out library items, use your meal plan, use campus facilities, and receive University services. First-year students will receive an email to their Pitt email account asking them to submit a photo for their ID card by mid-July.


Submit a final high school transcript

The University requires that we receive a copy of your final official high school transcript.  The transcript must include your high school graduation date and your final senior grades and is required for continuing financial aid eligibility, and to be eligible for eventual degree-awarding. Students are encouraged to bring their final transcript to SOAR and turn it in at check-in. Otherwise, please arrange with your guidance counselor to have that information sent to our campus.

Those documents can be sent to, faxed to 724-836-7471, sent via Naviance, or mailed to:
University of Pittsburgh - 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.

Get your books/course materials

As an enrolled student, you are automatically included in our Bobcat Book Bundle program through the Barnes & Noble campus store. Please watch your Pitt email for more detailed information about this program. During the final week of July, you will start to receive emails from Barnes & Noble about how to reserve your textbooks and access your digital course materials. Campus Store »

Complete required online training courses

Students will receive an email in early August assigning them to complete online training courses on various educational topics. These courses are mandatory for all first-year student to complete.

Purchase parking permit

All students are permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Parking permits are required and can be purchased for $90.00 for full-time students or $48.00 for part-time students beginning in mid-August.

To register for a parking pass, you will receive an email when online registration and payment is available for obtaining your parking permit. This will be emailed to your Pitt account in mid-August. For questions, please email

Review software and computer information

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 wireless network named WIRELESS-PITTNET. You can join our wireless network on a computer, phone, or tablet which is accessible in all campus buildings.

For students wanting to connect their smart TV or gaming console, they will want to connect to PITT-GAMING. More information can be found at

Students can also access free software on, including:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • MatLAB
  • SPSS

…and much more.

Final Steps

Pay your bill

Making Payments

If you have a balance due you may pay your balance in full by the due date, or you can elect to enroll in a PittPAY Payment Plan and pay in installments over time instead.  (PittPAY - login to and search for "PittPAY.") 

Our optional Payment Plan is designed to help families spread out the balance due on the student account over a series of regular installments.  Depending on the date you enroll in a Payment Plan, you may be eligible for up to six installments for fall or spring terms, or up to 3 installments for the summer term. Payment Plan installments will be automatically deducted on the 5th of each month from the bank account or credit card (service fee is applied for this payment option) you specify when enrolling in the plan.  There is a $45 fee to enroll in the payment plan.

For your convenience, weekly Balance Due Notifications are sent by email to students and their Authorized Users when there is a balance due on the student account. Due dates can be viewed on the PittPAY account on the Account Summary and Account Activity tabs or at  Payment must be received by the due dates to avoid a 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 Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa 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, housing, and meal payments when you choose to pay by credit card.

Authorized Users

Students can designate parents, guardians, spouses, or others to access their student account in PittPAY as Authorized Users. Students must initiate the process by logging into PittPAY and selecting “Set up Authorized User” by selecting that menu option in PittPAY and following the instructions.  Authorized Users can then log into PittPAY to view the student account details, view and make online payments, enroll in an optional payment plan on the student’s behalf, and generate a statement of account by term. We cannot discuss the student account details with anyone except Authorized Users.

Pay by mail

Log into PittPAY and select the Account Activity tab.  Find the box that displays the activity for term you need.  Click “Print Term Statement” on the blue bar at the top of the term to generate a PDF statement.  Mail your check, together with the Remittance Form at the bottom of the statement to the address below.  Include the student ID number on the memo line of your check and mail your payment at least seven days prior to the due date to avoid a late fee.

Mail Payments to:

University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Attn: Student Accounts

150 Finoli Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

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 in person by check, money order, cash. 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.

Attend Welcome Week (Arrival/Move-In)

Welcome Week is required for first-year students and is full of exciting events to help you become familiar with the people and places at Pitt-Greensburg, so please plan on being here!  Welcome Week tentatively starts on Wednesday, August 21st and continues through until the start of 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 »

Start classes!

Classes for the Fall Semester at Pitt-Greensburg will begin on tentatively on Monday, August 26, 2024. Changes to your course schedule can be done during the ADD/DROP period, but you must contact your academic advisor to do so.  Adding or dropping a class should not be done without the approval of your academic advisor since changes to your schedule may impact your ability to make appropriate academic progress, and/or receive financial aid.