Note: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Academic Advising Center continues to operate in a remote work arrangement. If you need to provide any paperwork/documentation to the Advising Office, we request that you please provide electronic versions/scans to us via email .
We are open - virtually. Connect with our staff
- Chat in Microsoft Teams with your advisor.
- Send your advisor an email.
- For detailed questions that require an appointment with an advisor or the director, call the Academic Advising Office, 724-836-9940. Business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm.
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Quick Start Guide - Fall 2020
All students are encouraged to speak with one of our professional advisors in the Academic Advising Center for assistance with schedule changes. First-year students are required. Students can connect with an advisor in one of the following ways:
- Stop by (virtually) our confidential, drop-in advising on Zoom. Drop-in advising is available August 17-September 4 from 11am-1pm Monday through Friday. The Zoom link will be available HERE starting August 17th.
- Chat virtually in Microsoft Teams with the advisor you’ve been working with.
- Send your advisor an email.
- For detailed questions that require an appointment with an advisor or the director, call the Academic Advising Office, 724-836-9940.
Changing Your Major/Adding a Minor or Major
- Consult with your academic advisor, as needed, to discuss and confirm your plans.
- Print and complete the Plan Declaration/Change Form.
- Send the completed form to your academic advisor via email for approval.
- Your advisor will submit the form to the Academic Advising Center for processing.
- Students interested in taking a class through cross-registration at WCCC or Seton Hill University must first obtain permission from their Academic Advisor.
- Together, the student and advisor will complete the cross-registration form (available from the advisor)
- The advisor will submit the completed form via email to Holly Chenoweth in the Registrar’s Office, who will send your cross-registration request to the other school.
- Once approval has been received from the other school, the class will be added to your schedule and will be visible in your Student Center. Please monitor your Pitt email for instructions and class information from WCCC/SHU.
Monitored Withdrawal (from an individual class)
- Complete the online Monitored Withdrawal Request form. Access the Withdrawal form HERE
- Upon submission of the form, you and the professor will receive a copy of the request.
- The professor will review your request and submit their approval, via email, to the Registrar’s Office.
- The Registrar’s Office will process your Monitored Withdrawal request and you will receive email confirmation.
Monitored Withdrawal Notes
- You are encouraged to contact your advisor to discuss all of your options prior to withdrawing.
- Students living on campus must receive special permission to remain in the residence halls if a Monitored Withdrawal will take you below 12 credits.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have any holds or other restrictions on your account that would prevent you from withdrawing from a class.
Name and Address Changes*
Preferred Name and Address changes:
- For current students, these changes should be made by the student in the Student Center on the Pitt portal.
- Former students should complete and submit the Pitt-Greensburg Name or Address Change Request form.
Official Name changes
- An official name change requires documentation. This should be gathered and copied prior to submission.
- Print and complete the Pitt-Greensburg Name or Address Change Request Form.
- Submit this form, along with documentation (as designated on the form), via fax or mail.
- Allow at least 15 business days for processing.
* For a complete list of the PeopleSoft pages that use the preferred name, please refer to the PeopleSoft Preferred Name List.
Permission for a Closed Class
- Contact the professor (email is the recommended method) explaining why you are requesting permission to enter their class.
- If permission is granted, the professor will submit an electronic request form to the Registrar’s Office. You will receive a copy of this request form via email.
- The Registrar’s Office will enroll you in the class and both you and the professor will be notified via email.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have any holds or other restrictions on your account that would prevent you from being enrolled in the class. Please check your Student Center on my.pitt.edu or PS Mobile for holds.
- You must first obtain permission from the Director of Advising (Beth Tiedemann) if you intend to enroll in more than 18 credits
- Schedule a meeting with the Director of Academic Advising by calling 724-836-7182, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the Resignation form provided to you by the Director. In order to be processed, this form must include your signature.
- Upon receipt of the resignation form, your resignation will be processed and the appropriate offices (e.g. Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Academic Advising) will be notified.
- If you live on campus, it is your responsibility to notify the Housing office of your resignation (724-836-9917 or 724-836-7869) and to make arrangements to move out and turn in your keys.
For assistance with any academic advising questions or concerns, please call 724-836-9940, or complete the Online Help Request.
Check out our new Student Guide to Registration (made for students by a student).
Academic advisors are available to assist you in a variety of ways, including:
- Exploring your major.
- Researching and preparing for graduate or professional school.
- Reviewing the degree requirements for your major.
- Developing a plan for academic success.
- Relocating to another University of Pittsburgh campus or transferring to a different institution.
Please make sure to review the registration guidelines before meeting with your advisor.