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University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration, Pitt Business

Transfer Students

Welcome prospective transfer students! At Pitt Business, you will benefit from two kinds of teachers: our acclaimed faculty and real-world experiences. With your professors providing the intellectual framework, you’ll be immersed in projects with Pittsburgh-area companies, participate in internships, and hone your skills through case studies and competitions.  Have global aspirations?  You will gain life-changing experience through our Global Business Institute, International Internship Program, and study abroad options in more than 75 countries.

Tips for a Successful Transfer to Pitt Business

  • Our admission committee seeks prospective transfer students with a strong overall performance in a challenging curriculum. The committee will also look carefully at your math and economics grades. We pay special attention to these grades, as they help to indicate if you will be successful in business classes. Generally, a student with a 3.00 or higher college GPA, and grades of A’s and B’s in courses such as calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics would be competitive for transfer admission.
  • If you have taken less than 30 credits at the college level, we will look more closely at your high-school transcript and SAT scores. If your grades or test scores from high school were not particularly strong, we may need to see more evidence of your success in college and may encourage you to re-apply after another semester.
  • If you have taken classes at more than one college, please submit official transcripts from all of them. We will consider your grades and GPA at each institution, but will look most closely at the most recent school’s transcript. If you did less well at one college and can offer an explanation, consider submitting a personal statement with your application.
  • Carefully review our Transfer Credit Policies to make sure your courses will transfer.
  • Please keep copies of your course syllabi! We may ask for a copy in order to evaluate your credits once you have been accepted into the College of Business Administration.
  • If you are planning to transfer to Pitt after completing another semester at your existing school, please view Course Planning at Your Current College for more information. 
  • Community College Students should check out our planning tips for more information.
  • Non-degree and Pitt graduates seeking a second degree can apply using the Application for Post-Baccalaureate and Second Degree Students

Application Deadlines

Transfer admission is handled on a rolling basis, which means that there is not a specific application deadline by when to apply. Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are accepted for any of Pitt's three academic terms: fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May).

Next Steps

  1. View detailed instructions on how to apply for transfer admissions
  2. Visit campus
  3. Submit transfer application form