Pitt | Swanson Engineering
For Newly Admitted Students
Congratulations on your admission to Pitt and welcome to the Swanson School of Engineering!

Not only should you be excited about your future at Pitt, but you probably also have lots of questions about your next steps and what your schedule will look like this Fall.

Freshman Placement Exam

First of all, placement exams are no cause for panic! These tests are simply a tool your advisor will use to determine how to place you in appropriate classes. Your success is important to us, and that means registering you for classes in which you will have every opportunity to earn an "A."

Please visit the PittStart Placement Exam page for more information.

Accepted Freshmen Engineering Students

Now that you have accepted admission to the Swanson School of Engineering, please be aware of some of the links below which will help you navigate through the new student process here at the University of Pittsburgh.

What now?


How do I know which classes I will take/what about online testing?

Online Testing Process

Where do I live?

Housing Process

What happens when I arrive?

New Student Orientation

When do classes begin?

Academic Calendar

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact the Freshman Engineering Program Office

Additional Resources

To help answer your questions, the Academic Advising team is providing information on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses you may have already taken, your online placement exams for your Summer PittStart, and the Pittstart program itself. Please click on any of the links provided below and feel free to contact the Freshman Program Office with any additional questions.

AP/IB Credit Accepted Page

PittStart Main Page

2018 Summer Reading Packet