Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering!  We are excited that you have chosen the Swanson School as your new home.  This site will help you with your transition to Pitt.

Helpful Resources for Newly Admitted Students:

Bioengineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Industrial Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, & Engineering Physics 

How to add a class in PeopleSoft 

New Student Transfer Check List:

Students new to the University of Pittsburgh system 

  • Get in the habit of checking your Pitt email. Be sure to check your junk filters as there is always a chance that emails may be filtered differently depending on the sender. 
  • Log in to my.pitt.edu using your Pitt email and password. This will give you access to your eBill, the CourseWeb site, and PeopleSoft, among other important resources. 
  • Start the housing search if you have not already done so. The majority of transfer students live off campus, you can use the Off Campus Living website (www.ocl.pitt.edu) as a guide to finding an off campus apartment. Transfer students are not guaranteed housing, but you can be put on the waitlist for on campus housing by contacting Panther Central (www.pc.pitt.edu) once your deposit has been received.  
  • Contact Financial Aid (http://oafa.pitt.edu/learn-about-aid/) regarding loans, scholarships or any other form of aid you might receive. 
  • Receive a letter from the Office of Engineering Administration with the contact information of your academic advisor. If you do not receive this letter, please contact the Coordinator for Transfer Student Services, Chris Kirchhof (chk63@pitt.edu). 
  • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor (this person is listed on your acceptance letter). 
  • Register for your courses, as outlined by your new Academic Advisor.  
  • Enroll in ENGR 0087 –Transfer Engineering Seminar. 
  • Visit Panther Central (located in Litchfield Towers) to pick up your Pitt ID card – you MUST be registered for classes prior to picking up your ID. Students admitted for the Fall semester can only pick up their ID AFTER August 1st. 
  • Have all FINAL, OFFICIAL transcripts sent to the Coordinator for Transfer Student Services, Chris Kirchhof (if this is sent to Admissions, please follow up with Chris as we will not receive notification when Admissions receives it). 
  • Purchase your textbooks through the University bookstore.
  • Attend Transfer Orientation.  
  • Log in to PeopleSoft to check your Transfer Credit Report. Make sure any and all transfer credit is listed. If something is not listed that you think should be on your transcript, contact either your Academic Advisor (if admitted to a department) or the Coordinator for Transfer Student Services, Chris Kirchhof.  
  • Continue to check your email for updates from your Academic Advisor on topics like advising appointments, special course offerings, and registration. 

 

University of Pittsburgh students who are new to the Oakland campus 

  • Get in the habit of checking your Pitt email. Be sure to check your junk filters as there is always a chance that emails may be filtered differently depending on the sender. 
  • Start the housing search if you have not already done so. The majority of transfer students live off campus, you can use the Off Campus Living website (www.ocl.pitt.edu) as a guide to finding an off campus apartment. Transfer students are not guaranteed housing, but you can be put on the waitlist for on campus housing by contacting Panther Central (www.pc.pitt.edu) once your deposit has been received.  
  • Contact Financial Aid (http://oafa.pitt.edu/learn-about-aid/) regarding loans, scholarships or any other form of aid you might receive. 
  • Receive a letter from the Office of Engineering Administration with the contact information of your academic advisor. If you do not receive this letter, please contact the Coordinator for Transfer Student Services, Chris Kirchhof (chk63@pitt.edu). 
  • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor (this person is listed on your acceptance letter). 
  • Register for your courses, as outlined by your new Academic Advisor.  
  • Enroll in ENGR 0087 –Transfer Engineering Seminar. 
  • Visit Panther Central (located in Litchfield Towers) to pick up your Pitt ID card – you MUST be registered for classes prior to picking up your ID. Students admitted for the Fall semester can only pick up their ID AFTER August 1st. 
  • Purchase your textbooks through the University bookstore
  • Attend Transfer Orientation. 
  • Continue to check your email for updates from your Academic Advisor on topics like advising appointments, special course offerings, and registration. 

 

** INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Be sure to complete all required online placement exams you need prior to registering for courses.  You should contact the Office of International Services if you have any questions about this.