How to Register for Summer Sessions Classes at Pitt!

Welcome to summer sessions at the University of Pittsburgh. Registration for summer courses begins on Monday, February 17, 2014. How you register depends upon what type of student you are: a current University of Pittsburgh student, a guest student from another college or university, or a high school student.

Current Pitt Students

All current undergraduate students must meet with their advisor before they can register for summer classes. If you already have met with your advisor and your advisement hold is lifted, you can self-enroll beginning February 17, 2014. Please login at my.pitt.edu.

Note: If you have declared your major, please contact your departmental advisor for advising and registration appointments. 

Summer Sessions Deadlines
Summer registration begins February 17, 2014 for undergraduates. Please see the summer sessions calendar to find out when classes begin, last day for add/drop, and other important dates and deadlines. Click here to browse specific course offerings.

Students should be aware of enrollment restrictions, prerequisites, dates and deadlines, and that course availability changes constantly during the registration period. Prompt application and early registration maximize the possibility of getting into the desired class. Click the current course schedule for available classes. 

Tuition
Summer courses are billed on a per-credit basis. Tuition and fee rates can be found here. Regular credit charges and fees are assessed. Regular University benefits such as access to libraries, gyms, and other campus facilities continue over the summer. View all undergraduate tuition rates.

Campus Housing
On-campus housing is available in Litchfield Towers C for all undergraduate students taking summer courses at the University of Pittsburgh.  For more information, please visit Panther Central.

NEW! Meal Plan Options Offered for Summer Sessions!
New this year is the option for students to choose a meal plan for the summer. Please view the meal plan options here.

Guest Students

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! If you are an undergraduate currently enrolled at another college or university and wish to take summer courses at Pitt, you may apply as a guest student.

Eligibility

To qualify as a guest student, you must:

  • Be working toward an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution other than the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher at the college or university that you regularly attend. A cumulative GPA is the average GPA from all semesters or terms, not the GPA from the most recent semester or term.
  • Plan to take undergraduate courses at Pitt for the summer term only with the intention of transferring the credits/courses back to your home school to satisfy degree requirements there.
  • Be a U.S. citizen. International students should apply through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.  

Application

To apply as a guest student, the following must be submitted:

  • A complete College of General Studies (CGS) application  
  • An official transcript from your current college/university
    • The transcript must be sent directly from your college/university to the College of General Studies. Please request that they send your transcript to Summer Sessions, University of Pittsburgh, College of General Studies, fourth floor, Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
  • Certificate of Understanding (pdf)
    • Please download, review, sign, and return to CGS. You may return via fax or mail. You may also e-mail the Certificate to cgs@pitt.edu as a pdf attachment with the subject line "Certificate of Understanding."
  • An application fee
    • A $45 application fee is required. You will be prompted to pay this fee via e-check or credit card when submitting your online application. This one-time fee is nonrefundable, even if admission is denied.

All the above materials must be submitted and received by the College before you can be reviewed for admission.

Application Deadline
Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. You may apply as a guest student for the summer term at any time. Please note, however, that all application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of classes for the session you would like to attend. Please review the Summer Sessions Calendar to determine when you need to submit your application materials.

Application Process and Admission

  • Once all application materials have been received, your application will be reviewed. It may take up to five business days to review and process your application.
  • Your admission confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail. Please ensure that the e-mail address stated on your application is current and active.
  • You will receive a separate e-mail from the University of Pittsburgh Technology Help Center containing your Pitt student username and password. You will receive this e-mail about one week after you receive the admit e-mail from CGS. You will need the information from the Technology Center e-mail to register for classes.

Summer Session Calendar

Multiple sessions of courses are offered within the summer term. Once admitted as a guest student for the summer term, you may take courses during any of the sessions offered during that term. Please see the summer sessions calendar to find out when each session begins and for other important dates and deadlines.

Course Registration

  • Summer registration begins February 17, 2014.
  • Browse specific course offerings. Course availability changes regularly. Early registration maximizes your chances of getting into the classes you desire.
  • Once you have received your admission email and your username and password, you may register for classes via Online Self Enrollment.
  • Completion of prerequisites courses may be required for enrollment in upper division courses. You must obtain permission to register for these courses by contacting the department offering the course and obtaining a permission number.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available to guest students through the University of Pittsburgh. Guest students should make arrangements for financial aid through the appropriate office at the college or university that you regularly attend.

Tuition/Fees/ID Cards

Tuition charges and other fees are the same as those for other undergraduate students.

eBills(there are no paper bills at Pitt!) are online student billing statements featured in PittPAY (PDF), the online billing and payment system. Information about eBilling and PittPAY can be found at the Student Payment Center.

If you have further questions, contact the Student Payment Center:

Student Payment Center
University of Pittsburgh
G-7 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-7520
E-mail: payments@pitt.edu
Fax: 412-624-7544

Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday–Thursday
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday

Financial Aid
Financial aid is not available to guest students through the University of Pittsburgh. Guest students should make arrangements for financial aid through the appropriate office at their home institution.

ID Cards
University of Pittsburgh photo ID cards (Panther Cards) are issued in Panther Central in the Litchfield Towers Lobby. New students may apply for an ID card after they have registered.

A currently valid Panther Card allows access to University facilities and events such as libraries, athletic events, and recreational facilities. In addition, many community businesses offer discounts to students upon presentation of your Panther Card. The Panther Card also provides access to an extensive bus shuttle service as well as free transportation on Port Authority buses within Allegheny County.

Campus Housing
On-campus housing is available in Litchfield Towers C for all undergraduate students taking summer courses at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit Panther Central.

High School Students

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! You must be registered with Accelerated High School (AHS) in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences before you can register for a summer course. Please call 412-624-7428 to register with AHS, or visit AHS for more information.

Eligibility

Qualified students, who must be at least 16 years of age and high school juniors or seniors, may take up to six credits on campus in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences while continuing their high school program of studies.

Tuition

Tuition and fee rates can be found here.  Regular credit charges and fees are assessed, and AHS students are eligible for the same benefits as regular University of Pittsburgh part-time students, such as access to libraries, gyms, and other campus facilities.

Summer Sessions Deadlines

Summer enrollment begins February 17, 2014. The last day to apply for the 6-week 1 session is April 23, and the last day to apply for the 6-week 2 session is June 11. Please check the summer sessions calendar to find out when classes begin, the last day for add/drop, and other dates and deadlines.

Additional Information about the Program

A student’s temporary admission to AHS does not commit the University of Pittsburgh to grant regular/ongoing status as either a regular full-time or part-time student.

Beyond the Classroom

Intern in the University Art Gallery. Experience a two-week ecology field course. Learn to speak Russian. Initiate your own neuroscience experiment. Whatever your interests, you can find it at Pitt! We invite you to spend an exciting and affordable summer at the University of Pittsburgh.

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