Policies and Regulations

University Undergraduate Online Catalog

Here you can find an overview of academic and other policies for the College of General Studies and the University of Pittsburgh.

College of General Studies Academic Integrity Code (PDF)

This document provides guidelines pertaining to student-faculty academic integrity issues, such as plagarism, in the classroom and other contexts.

College of General Studies Undergraduate Student Handbook (PDF)

This resource is designed to assist you in navigating your way through the University and the College of General Studies. It is to be expected that each student, from time to time, will need assistance in various areas. Sometimes it will be only information you need, but at other times, you may need help in solving a problem. If so, you are encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of your CGS advisor or other staff members of the College who can help with specific concerns.

Course Substitutions

Students are expected to complete all requirements for graduation in order to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the College of General Studies. Course substitutions may be approved only in rare and extraordinary circumstances. Please review the information in the following sections to familiarize yourself with our guidelines for requesting course substitutions and to access the CGS Course Substitution Online Form.