Admissions and Aid

Applying to the College of General Studies is easy. Whether you are looking to complete your degree, take classes toward a certificate program, enroll in post-baccalaureate courses to prepare for graduate school, or transfer some classes back to your home university, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll learn more about our admission process as well as all available options to make your college experience as affordable as possible.


Learn how to apply, including whether you should use the Office of Admission and Financial Aid or CGS application. Discover your path to admission as a transfer or non-degree student, and find admission requirements for transferring from CGS to other University of Pittsburgh schools. 

Tuition and Fees

We know cost is an important factor in your decision to start or continue your education, so how much should you expect to pay for tuition and fees to attend CGS? Find out here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Explore your options for financial aid: Find information about opportunities for degree-seeking CGS students and other University financial aid resources

CLEP Exams

Learn more about CLEP exams as a way to complete your education more quickly and at a lower overall cost.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Courses

Some Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC courses can be used as transfer credits towards degrees here at the College of General Studies. Learn more about which credits qualify for this option. 

Placement Assessments

Learn more about the placement assessments for writing, math, and languages available through CGS and other departments and offices at University of Pittsburgh.