Internal Transfer Guidelines for Pittsburgh and Regional Campus Students
Please note: Students transferring to the College of Business Administration for Spring (January) 2023 and after will follow an updated curriculum. The information below reflects the updated curriculum and should be used for planning purposes.
Guidelines for Admissions Consideration:
- Completion of at least 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh applicable to the BSBA degree+
- Cumulative Pitt GPA of 3.00 or higher
- Average of 3.00 or higher across the following three business prerequisite courses or their regional campus equivalents:*
- ECON 0100 Introduction to Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
- ECON 0110 Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
- MATH 0120 Business Calculus or MATH 0220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 (4 credits)
+If you have a strong academic history and would have been admissible to Pitt Business as a first-year student, you may not need to complete 30 credits or all of the prerequisites before applying. We recommend discussing a time frame for application with your academic advisor.
*In the calculation of your business prerequisite average for admission, we limit the number of times that you can retake prerequisites for a higher grade. We will only allow one of the prerequisites to be retaken (once) for admissions purposes. Otherwise, we include the grade earned the first-time prerequisites are taken.
If you transferred to the University of Pittsburgh from another college, your performance at your previous school will be considered during the admissions process for Pitt Business. It is important to discuss prior college performance with your academic advisor and any impact it may have on admission.
To be eligible for transfer to the College of Business Administration, international students must have a TOEFL score of 100 or greater OR have completed ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition or its regional campus equivalent.
While you are completing the business prerequisites, you can also take some courses that fulfill general education requirements for the College of Business Administration as follows:
|Composition||ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in composition|
|Foreign Language||Two terms of foreign language at Pitt or by successful completion of three years of the same foreign language in high school|
|Humanities||Two courses, select an approved course from two of these three areas: Literature, Music/Art, or Philosophy|
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion||One approved course|
|Social Sciences||Two approved courses from different disciplines|
|Natural Sciences||One approved course|
|Foreign Culture||One approved course|
Admission to Pitt Business is handled on a rolling basis, which means that there is not a specific application deadline by which to apply. Students are admitted for any of Pitt’s three academic semesters: fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May). You are encouraged to apply well in advance of the semester in which you want to enroll. The College of Business Administration reserves the right to close admission for the semester once capacity has been reached.
Apply by completing an Academic Program Change Form. Forms are obtained from and submitted to the academic program in which you are currently enrolled. Indicate on your form that you want to transfer to the College of Business Administration. You will be notified via email of your admissions decision.