College of General Studies

Summer Guest Students

Summer Guest Students

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

Important Dates:

February 10, 2017 Summer term enrollment appointments begin.

May 8, 2017 Summer term enrollment period ends and classes begin. 

Please browse our upcoming course offerings (2177 = summer 2017). Select Pittsburgh campus. 


To qualify as a summer 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.
  • 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.


  • To be considered for admission to the College of General Studies please create an account and log in to the CGS online application and be prepared to complete these steps.
  • Your application cannot be submitted until all required questions are completed, all required documents are uploaded, and the application is signed. Incomplete or inaccurate information will delay the processing of your application. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. 

Application Deadlines

The College of General Studies requires that students apply at least two weeks prior to the start of the session they are interested in. 

International Students not currently attending school in the United States should apply by March 1, 2017.

Summer Session | Enrollment Period Ends and Classes Begin

Suggested Application Deadline*

Full Term | Monday, May 8

Monday, April 24

12- Week session | Monday, May 15

Monday, May 1

6- Week 1 session | Monday, May 15

Monday, May 1

6- Week 2 session | Monday, June 26

Monday, June 12

4-Week 1 session | Monday, May 15

Monday, May 1

4- Week 2 session | Monday, June 12

Monday, May 29

4- Week 3 session | Monday, July 19

Monday, June 26

*Please note: If you apply after suggested deadline, your application may not be processed in time for desired session.

Apply online today!

Application Process and Admission

  • Once all application materials have been received, your completed application will be reviewed. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your application once it is complete.
  • Our admissions decision and next steps will be sent to you via e-mail. Please review the following information once accepted. 

For information on spending the summer at the University of Pittsburgh, visit