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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2017-2018 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Bradford Campus Catalog

Admissions



Admissions

Students are encouraged to submit an application for admission, along with a $45 application fee and complete credentials, during the first half of their senior year in high school for the following fall term. Students wishing to enter the University in the spring term should submit application materials by the University’s priority deadline of December 1.

Admissions Procedure

Candidates for admission are expected to forward:

  1. A completed, signed application form with a $45 fee;
  2. Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended; and
  3. All official test scores (SAT/ACT) to:

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Director of Admissions
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701-2898

The following criteria are considered when rendering an admissions decision: high school curriculum and course load, standardized test scores, rank in class, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Minimum course preparation should include four years of English, three years of history (social science), two/three years of mathematics, two/three years of science, and two years of modern language.

Students are strongly encouraged to come to campus for an interview and a tour. Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for an appointment by calling either 814-362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787, or by sending an e-mail message to admissions@www.upb.pitt.edu.

Requirements for Admissions

Applicants must complete 15 or 16 high school units (a unit refers to one year of study in high school), depending on program of study. Students are encouraged to complete as many college preparatory courses and Advanced Placement courses whenever possible to help academically prepare them for the rigors of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s curriculum.

Admissions requirements are as follows:

  Algebra 1 unit
  English 4 units
  Plane Geometry 1 unit
    (required for engineering and math students only) 1/2 unit
  Trigonometry  
  History 1 unit
  Modern Language 2 units*
  Laboratory Science 1 unit**,#
  Academic Electives 5 units
    _______
  TOTAL 15 units

* Two units of the same language

** Nursing students are required to have Biology and Chemistry with lab

# Engineering and Math students are required to have Physics with lab

Admissions Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiological Science

  English 4 units
  Mathematics 2 units
  Social Science 3 units
  Biology with Lab 1 unit
  Chemistry with Lab 1 unit
  Academic Electives 5 units
  TOTAL 16 units

Prospective 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. 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, which would include courses in college success, basic math and English, preparatory chemistry, and human biology.

Prospective 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.

All applicants must arrange for all information to be released and sent to the Office of Admissions before any admissions decision can be rendered.

The following are requirements for students enrolled in the nursing and radiological science majors. Information related to each of these items is detailed in the respective program’s orientation packet, provided to the student, and reviewed during the summer orientation program.

Annual Health Evaluation
Annual Criminal Background Check
Health Insurance
Liability Insurance
Uniform for Clinical Experience
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
HIPAA Training and Certificatio

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Admission Plans

Early Admission: High school students who have completed the requirements for graduation by the end of the junior year may apply for early admission to Pitt-Bradford.

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A decision on early admission requires the following:

  1. Academic excellence throughout high school
  2. Consent of parents or legal guardian
  3. Approval of Admissions Committee
  4. Approval by school district to complete requirements on collegiate level

Readmission: Previously registered students who wish to return to Pitt-Bradford and continue their studies who have been away from the University for more than three consecutive terms must request readmission to the University prior to registration.

Students transferring credit into the University must have a grade of C- or better. Quality points are not transferred into the University from other institutions. Therefore, the cumulative grade point average is computed only on the basis of quality points earned at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. A student must complete no fewer than 30 undergraduate credit hours at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

A student must complete no less than 60 undergraduate credit hours at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Commonwealth Fund for Disadvantaged Students: Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this program helps to meet the needs of Pitt-Bradford students who, because of special financial circumstances, may not be able to afford to attend college.

International Students: Applicants for admission from foreign countries are urged to complete their applications, online, by February 1 for fall term enrollment and by October 1 for spring term (January) enrollment. In addition to the information required for secondary students, international students should follow the following guidelines:

  1. If the student’s first language is not English, he/she must successfully complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550 on the written exam, a 213 on the computer-based test, or a 79-80 on the Internet-based test.
  2. All documentation must have English translations submitted.

A confirmation deposit of $100 is required before any student visa is issued from the University. The student must then process the visa and a valid passport through the U.S. Consulate or Embassy and apply for an F-1 Student Visa.

Limited scholarship money is available to international students.

Confirmation Deposit: A $225 confirmation deposit is required of all full-time students. The deposit is a down payment for the first term tuition and is nonrefundable.

Deferred Admission: Applicants who have been admitted into the University can defer their admission for up to one (1) year (two terms). A $225 nonrefundable confirmation deposit is required to reserve the student’s place for the desired term.

Transfer Students: Students wishing to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford from other two- and four-year accredited institutions must be in academic and disciplinary good standing.

The following information needs to be submitted for transferring:

  1. Application for admission;
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended; and
  3. High school records or GED.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford may consider for transfer only those credits earned in courses with academic fields in which the other university’s programs are recognized. Credit may be applied toward transfer for completed courses with a grade of C- or better from the transfer institution.

Education Majors Only: due to Pennsylvania regulations for teacher education programs, students transferring more than 60 credit hours to Pitt-Bradford must provide evidence of basic skills competencies in mathematics, reading and writing. For further information about the basic skills assessment options, please visit our Teacher Education Program website at this link http://websites.pdesas.org/UPBTeacherEd/2010/5/13/42859/page.aspx.

If you have more than 60 credit hours and have not passed a basic skills assessment, please contact the Education Program Office to discuss your options.

General Equivalency Diploma (GED): Applicants with incomplete high school preparation and who have been out of school more than two years may qualify for admission by taking the professional examinations given by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and earning a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).  Information about these examinations may be obtained by writing to: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, Bureau of Special Services for Pupils, Division of Guidance and Testing, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

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

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Science (Speech Pathology/Audiology)
  • Education
  • Health Information Systems
  • Information Sciences
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • 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 1350 (od test) or 1410 (new test) or higher on SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 31 ACT.
  • Students who do not attend high schools that rank but who have an “A” average in high school, and who score 1350 (old) or 1410 (new) 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 630 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 1300 (old test) or 1360 (new test) or 29 ACT.
  • Complete the Bachelor of Arts degree at a regional campus with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, as well as a GPA of 3.5 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 Education Guarantee for Admission into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) or the Master of Teaching (MAT) Programs

  • Indicate Pre-Education on admissions application.
  • Earn a 3.5 grade point average in high school and a minimum 1250 SAT (old test) or 1350 (new test) (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, go to www.education.pitt.edu/programs/graduate.aspx.

 

Health Information Systems Guarantee School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Indicate pre-HIM on admissions application.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at Pitt with an overall QPA of 3.5 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 Information Systems graduate program go to www.shrs.pitt.edu/mshis.

School of Information Science Guarantee

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Pitt campus earned in a STEM Field.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Complete at least one undergraduate programming course.
  • For more information about the School of Information Sciences, go to www.ischool.pitt.edu.

School of Law Guarantee

  • Indicate Pre-Law on admissions application.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1300 SAT (old test) or 1360 (new test) (combined Critical Reading and Math) 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 162 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.

School of Nursing Guarantee

  • Indicate Nursing on admissions application for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford or Johnstown.
  • Be in the top 10% of high school graduating class with a minimum 1350 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) score or 31 ACT.
  • Participate in research opportunities in addition to curricular requirements.
  • Establish a relationship with a faculty member (for mentoring) in area of interest by first term of senior year.
  • Complete the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at a Pitt campus with a science and general grade point average of 3.5 or higher as a nursing student.
  • Score at the 50th percentile in both verbal and quantitative sections, if applying for DNP. As for MASN dn PhD, those students need to attain a competitive score. Students scoring between 40-49 percentile in quanitative section and =>50 percentile in verbal may be considered for provisional admission to DNP.
  • Fulfill all specific requirements for selected graduate program.
  • Note: Students offered the guarantee will be given the option of pursuing either the master’s, DNP, or PhD program in nursing.
  • For information about the graduate programs in the School of Nursing, go to http://www.nursing.pitt.edu/degree-programs.

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 3.5 or higher; completion of the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and prerequisite GPA of 3.5.
  • 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.

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 1350(old test) or 1410 (new test) 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.

Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) Guarantee

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • 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).
  • For information about Pitt Public Health, go to www.publichealth.pitt.edu.

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 1300 SAT (old test) or 1360 (new test) (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 1200 SAT (old test) or 1260 (new test) combined Critical Reading and Math) or 26 ACT result.
  • For information about the School of Social Work, go to www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

Students have two options

Option 1

  • Complete the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) in the School of Social Work with a 3.5 or higher quality point average (QPA). The BASW program is an upper division program beginning in the junior year offered at the Oakland Campus only.
  • Complete the BASW program with an overall 3.0 QPA.
  • Complete the application to the Masters of Social Work program.

Option 2

  • 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.
  • 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.