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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Nov 26, 2022
 
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog

Admissions



First-Year Student Admissions

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission.

Admissions Contact Information
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Office of Admissions
Hanley Library Building
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA  16701
800-872-1787 or 814-362-7693
admissions@upb.pitt.edu
www.upb.pitt.edu

High School Preparation

First-Year Student applicants to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford should have completed a minimum of 15 units of credit in college preparatory courses. Flexibility exists within this requirement.

First-Year students applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing program will be admitted directly with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum SAT score (or ACT equivalent score) of 1025.

First-Year students applying to the Bachelor of Science degree in radiological science program will be admitted with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.50 and a minimum SAT score (or ACT equivalent score) of 960. Students transferring from another college or university must have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Students failing to meet these criteria may be admitted to a preparatory program.

Application Procedures

First Year Students seeking admission to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford must complete the free online application and submit high school documentation.  For students not applying for admission to the ASN, BSN or Radiological Science programs, the SAT and/or ACT test scores are not required and are optional for the student to submit.  SAT and/or ACT scores will not negatively affect admission consideration.

Application Deadlines

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford practices a rolling admissions policy, meaning there is not a specific deadline by which prospective students must apply. Applicants are reviewed and informed of admission decisions on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Note: International students must apply by:
June 1: for fall term admission
October 1: for spring term admission
Note:  We do not admit International Students for summer term.
International application requirements can be found online.

Enrollment Fee/Tuition Deposit

Once accepted, students must reserve their positions in the upcoming class by submitting a nontransferable, nonrefundable $225 enrollment fee.  The priority commitment date is May 1 for the fall term.

Transfer Student Admissions

Prospective students who are high school graduates or GED holders and have attended postsecondary institutions, colleges, or universities (except those who took college classes while in high school / dual-enrollment and are considered first-year students with advanced standing) apply for admission as transfer students using the free online application

Students transferring from another college or university must have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Students failing to meet these criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis after further review of additional information such as extenuating circumstances, high school performance and/or SAT/ACT scores.

ASN, BSN and Rad Sci Students transferring from another college or university must have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students failing to meet these criteria may be admitted to a preparatory program.

Transfer Application Procedures

Transfer students who wish to be considered for admission to the University of Pittsburgh must complete the free online application, submit an official high school transcript or GED, and an official transcript from each postsecondary institution attended (whether or not it is intended that all courses will be counted toward a degree at the University of Pittsburgh).

NOTE: International transfer students must apply by:
June 1: for fall term admission
October 1: for spring term admission
Note:  We do not admit International Students for summer term.
International application requirements can be found online.

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

Credits earned at another accredited institution are evaluated by the Pitt-Bradford Registrar, which determines the number of advanced standing credits the transfer student will be awarded and the distribution of these credits in relation to the school’s degree requirements and University policy.  For transfer equivalency details see our online information.

Readmission

Students who previously attended the University of Pittsburgh then attended other institutions and wish to return to the University are considered transfer students and must reapply following the guidelines for transfer students. 

Former University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students who have not attended another institution and have not attended Pitt-Bradford for three consecutive semesters and left in good academic standing may be readmitted after submitting a Readmission form available via the Office of Admissions.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@upb.pitt.edu.
 

Freshman Guarantees For Pitt Graduate/Professional Schools Through Pitt’s Regional Campuses

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Science (Speech Pathology/Audiology)
  • Dental Medicine
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Law
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Freshman and Sophomore: Public Health
  • Public and International Affairs
  • Social Work

The University of Pittsburgh is a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the top 62 research institutions in North America. It is also one of the top recipients of National Institutes of Health research dollars and is affiliated with the internationally renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). For outstanding freshman applicants, the University offers a limited number of freshman guarantees to some of its most competitive graduate and professional programs.

During your undergraduate career at one of Pitt’s regional campuses, as you complete the academic course work related to your guarantee program, there also will be plenty of out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities available to you that will allow you to complement your course work with experiential learning in the form of volunteer work, internships, and/or undergraduate research. The cities where our regional campuses are located offer many such opportunities. You are encouraged to take full advantage of them as you plan your undergraduate career.

To be considered for a graduate/professional school guarantee, as a prospective freshman you must apply to one of our regional campuses at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Titusville and indicate the pre-professional field of study on your admissions application unless otherwise noted, below. Note that these are guidelines for guarantee consideration, as competition may vary from year to year. Application early in the senior year of high school is recommended.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Accounting Guarantees Katz Graduate School of Business

  • Apply for freshman admission to a regional campus as a business major.
  • Be in top 10% of high school graduating class and score 1410 or higher on SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 30 ACT.
  • Students who do not attend high schools that rank but who have an “A” average in high school, and who score 1410 or higher on the SAT, will be considered.
  • Earn a business degree as a full-time undergraduate student at a University of Pittsburgh regional campus.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA at the University of Pittsburgh of at least 3.50.
  • For enrollment in the MBA program, you must achieve a score of 640 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) within three years prior to enrollment, have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, and participate in a successful interview by the MBA admissions team. Students must apply to the full-time or part-time MBA program after graduation from a regional campus.
  • The GMAT is waived for the MS in accounting program. Students must apply to the MS in accounting program during their senior year in business at a regional campus or after graduation from business.
  • The offer of guaranteed admission for the MBA or MS in accounting program remains in effect for five years after graduation from a business major at a regional campus.
  • For information about the Katz Graduate School of Business, go to www.katz.pitt.edu

Communication Science Disorders (speech pathology/audiology) Grantee School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Indicate Pre-Communication Science on admissions application.
  • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1410 or 30 ACT.
  • Complete the Bachelor of Arts degree at a regional campus with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher, as well as a GPA of 3.75 or higher in the core pre-requisite courses for communication science disorders.
  • Achieve minimum scores at the 50th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections and a score of 3.5 or better on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Complete the CSD Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) process as required.
  • For information about the CSD graduate program, go to www.shrs.pitt.edu/macsd.

School of Dental Medicine Guarantee

  • Rank in the top 10 percent of high school class with 1470 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 32 ACT Composite score, or better.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.75 with a Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (BCPM) GPA of 3.65 as an undergraduate.
  • Complete the undergraduate degree within four years.
  • Continue to gain dental related experiences during their undergraduate years.
  • Seek research opportunities in a related field.
  • Seek opportunities for community service.
  • Successfully complete the prerequisite courses for admission to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
  • Provide the Dental Office of Admissions with a CV & official transcript at the completion of the junior year, meeting all deadlines established for students.
  • Meet with the Admissions Committee at the end of the junior year to confirm that all expectations have been met including: satisfactory academic achievement, general foundational science knowledge base, understanding of the field of dentistry, & demonstration of communication skills.
  • More information about the School of Dental Medicine.
  • International students are not eligible for this guarantee.

School of Education Guarantee for Admission into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) or the Master of Teaching (MAT) Programs

  • Earn a 3.5 grade point average in high school and a minimum 1310 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 28 ACT.
  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average as a full-time undergraduate student at a regional campus (individual instances where a student’s grade point average falls below 3.25 will be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Education).
  • Attend a School of Education Information Session.
  • Declare the specific teacher education program by the end of the junior year.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for the teacher education specialty area.
  • Candidates in foreign language must also attain a rating of at least Advanced Low on the OPI examination administered by ACTFL.
  • Show evidence of substantial experience working or volunteering with children or adolescents as a teacher, tutor, camp counselor, etc.
  • For information about the Graduate School of Education, contact: Wesley Vaina, Director of Admissions and Enrollment for the School of Education.

Swanson School of Engineering Graduate Program Guarantee

  • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1510 (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 33 ACT Composite score.
  • Be in the top 5 percent of your high school graduating class or have an equivalent grade point average (GPA).
  • Complete an undergraduate degree in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Review graduate engineering programs
  • https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/

Health Informatics Guarantee School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Complete an undergraduate degree at Pitt with an overall QPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C.
  • Students offered the guarantee will be given the options of pursuing either the MS-HIS or MS-HIS RHIA Options.
  • For information about the Health Informatics graduate program go to www.shrs.pitt.edu/mshis.

Master of Science in Information Science Guarantee

  • Only first-year students can be considered for the guarantee.
  • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 700 (Math) or a minimum score of 30 on the Math section of the ACT.
  • Indicate an intended field of study of Information Systems or Information Technology on your undergraduate application to a Pitt regional campus and select “Information Sciences” from the Guaranteed Admission Program drop-down box on the application.
  • Complete relocation to the Pittsburgh campus School of Computing and Information after accruing at least 24 credits at a regional campus in the required pre-requisite courses (as defined on the school’s website) with a 3.00 cumulative GPA or greater.
  • Complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) Program within the School of Computing and Information. Completion of the BSIS program and enrollment in the MSIS program must occur within five calendar years of this notification.
  • Maintain a 3.25 QPA while in the BSIS program with no grade (throughout your college career) lower than a C.
  • Review information on the School of Computing and Information website.

School of Law Guarantee

  • Indicate Pre-Law on admissions application.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT or 29 ACT test result.
  • While enrolled full-time at a regional campus, maintain a 3.5 grade point average.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at a regional campus.
  • At point of application to law school, satisfy a standard character review and attain a 160 LSAT result.
  • Note: For students not eligible for a freshman guarantee, working toward early admission to the School of Law after three years of study in arts and sciences or applying through our early decision program may be a desirable alternative.
  • For information about the School of Law, go to www.law.pitt.edu.

Occupational Therapy Guarantee - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Indicate Pre-Occupational Therapy on admissions application.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at a regional campus with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher; completion of the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of B and prerequisite GPA of 3.6.
  • Achieve minimum scores at the 50th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections and a score of 3.5 or better on the analytical writing section of the GRE General Test.
  • Complete the OT Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) process as required.
  • For information about the OT program, go to www.shrs.pitt.edu/mot.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree-School of Pharmacy

  • Students selected for the GAP will have a reserved seat in the School of Pharmacy after their sophomore year (second pre-pharmacy year).
  • To be selected for the PharmD Guaranteed Admissions Program, students should have an SAT score of 1330 or higher with a SAT Math score of 660 or higher, or a 29 ACT Composite score.
  • A selected student should maintain a 3.25 GPA (in both science and math courses and overall) while satisfying the course work required during the two pre-pharmacy years.
  • For more information on the PharmD program
  • International students are not eligible for this guarantee.

Physical Therapy Guarantee - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Indicate Pre-Physical Therapy on admissions application.
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of high school graduating class and achieve a 1410 SAT I (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 30 ACT score.
  • Maintain a 3.5 or better science and overall grade point average (GPA) while enrolled in an undergraduate program at a regional campus.
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework required for admission to the DPT program.
  • Achieve minimum scores at the 50th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections and a score of 3.5 or better on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Demonstrate evidence of adequate exposure to the field of physical therapy.
  • Complete the PT Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) process as required.
  • For information about Pitt Public Health, go to www.publichealth.pitt.edu.

Physician Assistant Guarantee-School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Be in the top 10% of high school graduating class.
  • Achieve a combined SAT Math & Critical Reading (verbal) score of 1450 (32 ACT Composite score).
  • Students offered the freshman guarantee must earn an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a science GPA of 3.5 or higher at Pitt; complete the prerequisite courses and requirements for the PA Program and meet with PA faculty member at least once a year providing proof of GPA and courses taken.
  • Students offered the guarantee must complete their undergraduate degree at Pitt in four years.
  • Up to 5 guarantees will be offered each year.
  • More information about the Physician Assistant program.
  • International students are not eligible for this guarantee.

Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) Guarantee

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT Composite score.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.3 grade point average while satisfying the minimum course work requirements.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at a regional campus.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 155 (70th percentile) on the Verbal section, 152 (60th percentile) on the Quantitative section, and a score of 3.5 or better on the Analytical Writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • New for 2018: Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) Sophomore Guarantee
  • Enrolled, achieve, and maintain at least a 3.3 overall GPA while at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
  • Receive satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): for Pitt Public Health, GRE scores must be at least 155 (70th percentile) on the Verbal section, 152 (60th percentile) on the Quantitative section, and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
  • Complete the prerequisite courses listed at http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/requirements

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Guarantee

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT result.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average in arts and sciences while satisfying the minimum course work requirements.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 154 each on verbal and quantitative sections and a scores of 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public service through internships, volunteer, and/or work experience in the fields of public and international affairs.
  • Apply to the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public and International Affairs, or Master of International Development programs. The offer of guaranteed admission remains in effect for three years after graduation from one of the regional campuses with a bachelor’s degree.
  • For information about GSPIA, go to www.gspia.pitt.edu.

School of Social Work Guarantee

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • Indicate Pre-Social Work on the admissions application.
  • Earn a 3.5 grade point average in high school with a 1270 SAT combined Critical Reading and Math) or 26 ACT result.
  • Complete your undergraduate degree at a regional campus with a minimum of a 3.0 QPA
  • Have completed no less than 30 credits in both liberal arts and social sciences and a 3-credit course in statistics.
  • Complete the application to the Masters of Social Work program.
  • International students are not eligible for this guarantee.
  • For information about the School of Social Work, go to www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

 

Re-admission: Returning Students

Matriculated students (not including continuing education, nondegree-seeking, or visiting students) who interrupt their enrollment for more than three consecutive terms or have attended another school, and who have not been suspended for academic reasons must reapply for admission through the Office of Admissions. Students who interrupt their enrollment for less than three consecutive terms may return and register for classes by contacting the Enrollment Services Office.

Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate Disclosure

Statistical information concerning the graduation rate for the Bradford campus of the University of Pittsburgh, as required by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, is available upon request from the Office of Admissions.



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