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Application Process

Applying To CGS Is Easy

While the application process for our programs varies depending on your intended student status, we guide both degree and non-degree seekers through their respective application process with ease.

Start by reviewing the options below and select your targeted area. There you will access more information about the steps to apply. If you still have questions or are just not sure how to proceed, please contact us or visit the Admissions area of the website for more information.

New Adults Students

Students seeking to enroll in a CGS bachelor's degree program for the first time (no prior college) or seeking a second bachelor's degree (first degree completed outside the University of Pittsburgh) will submit an application as a transfer student through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Returning Students

If you are a returning or continuing student (previously enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh) and are looking to be reinstated or complete a second bachelor's degree, click through for specific instructions related to your current status and proper methods to complete an application.

External Transfer Students

If you are an external transfer student (coming from a school outside of the University of Pittsburgh) you can gather application information by visiting this page. The Transfer Credit/GPA Guidelines will also give you an idea of what the College of General Studies recommends.

Internal Transfer Students

This page can assist internal transfers (coming from a school within the University of Pittsburgh). Current students on the main campus, or one of our regional campuses, can learn how they can transfer directly into the College of General Studies.

Certificate/Minor Students

Current University of Pittsburgh students not already enrolled in the College of General Studies or non-degree students interested in our standalone certificates can find more information here and learn how to submit an application online.

Non-Degree or Guest Students

Learn more about the CGS application process for non-degree students. This includes post-baccalaureate students, Pitt employees, or guest students looking to take individual Pitt undergraduate courses while enrolled in a 4-year degree program at another university. You can also find a list of facts for non-degree seekers.