University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Admitted Students Checklist

 

I have been admitted.. what's next?

Visit Pitt-Johnstown

Experience Pitt-Johnstown in-person or virtually!  We are pleased to welcome prospective students and families to our beautiful mountain top campus. If you can’t make the trip, the Admissions Welcome Center will be hosting a variety of virtual events this spring as part of our Mountain Cat Meet-Ups Virtual Event series. Visit upj.pitt.edu/visit to take schedule your visit today!

 Attend Admitted Student Day

Our Admission staff will conduct a weekly presentation every Friday at 3:00 pm, that will discuss the Next Steps of the enrollment process and answer any questions. Presentations will include prepping admitted students for Academic Planning Day, Applying for On-Campus Housing, Student Engagement, etc.

Click here to register for a Next Steps Presentation

Commit to Pitt-Johnstown

The deadline for the tuition deposit is May 1. The deposit is $100. You should complete the Intent to Enroll Form and submit.  You can email the pdf form, after ompleted, to upjadmit@pitt.edu.

I am fully committed to Pitt-Johnstown! When will I receive information about:

Financial Aid 

You can file the FAFSA any day after October 1. We ask that you submit the FAFSA before April 1. Pitt-Johnstown's code for filing the FAFSA is 008815.

Term Statements

The University does not send paper bills. Students and Authorized Users will receive a balance due notification via email when there are unpaid charges on the account. The email will direct you to PittPAY. The Account Summary page will show the amount due. An itemized term statement can be found under the Account Activity tab. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at 814-269-7040.

Health Forms

All incoming students must complete the Health Form, which can be found at campusservices.upj.pitt.edu. Contact Health Services if you have any additional questions at 814-269-7110.

Pitt Username

Once you pay your deposit, you will receive a Pitt username and password directly from the University of Pittsburgh. The username will help you register for Placement Exams, Academic Planning Days, and other important parts of this process. The username also serves as your Pitt email address. If you have any questions, please contact Pitt's Information Technology department at 412-624-4357. ALL username and password questions should be directed to that number.

Placement Exams 

Students are strongly encouraged to take the ALEKS Math Assesment in order to best ensure placement in the most appropriate mathematics courses. Additional information on placement exams can be found here as well as in the Johnstown Campus Resource Center of my.pitt.edu

Orientation

Pitt-Johnstown Office of Admissions has postponed all in-person admission events until further notice, however Virtual Academic Planning Days are being created for later this spring/early summer. Additional information and registration information to follow. 

Fall Schedule

Using your placement exam scores, a class schedule will be generated for you. You will receive your Fall schedule at your Academic Planning Day. You will also have an opportunity to meet with a faculty member to discuss your schedule. Register for Academic Planning days at https://www.johnstown.pitt.edu/academicplanning.

Campus Housing

If you plan to live on campus, you will receive housing information after the May 1 deadline. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will send you an information packet, which will include a housing contract and a roommate selection form.

Campus Dining

You will have several different dining options on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. The dining venues offer you a wide variety of choices to choose from. While you are at your Academic Planning day, you will be able to contract a meal plan to satisfy your needs.

Computers and Software

Personal computers are optional on campus. If you do not bring a computer to campus, you will have access to the computer labs located in Blackington Hall and Owen Library. If you choose to bring a computer to campus, you have the option of buying a computer through the university's computer buy program, which will be sent to your home address. You will also be provided with free software.

Parking Permits

Every student has the option of having a car on campus. You will receive information about parking on campus at your Academic Planning Day. You can also stop in the Public Safefy Office in the Physical Plant Building to obtain a parking permit and information on parking regulations.

Student IDs

Pitt-Johnstown students should upload a preferred photo via Panther Central. Mountain Cat Card Student IDs will be mailed to student's home address.

What do I need to do before I start at Pitt-Johnstown?

Final High School Transcripts 

Contact your guidance counselor and ask them to send your final transcript to the Admissions Office.

Advanced Placement Credits

If you have taken or will be taking any Advanced Placement Exams (AP Exams), please be sure to have your scores sent to Pitt-Johnstown.

College Credits

If you are currently enrolled in courses within the Pitt System, your college credits will automatically become part of your Pitt-Johnstown record. If you are currently enrolled in courses outside of the Pitt-System, it is your responsibility to have your transcripts sent to Pitt-Johnstown. An official transcript, mailed from the college or university, is required for evaluation and transfer of credits. Transcripts can be mailed to:

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Registrar's Office
Blackington Hall
Johnstown, PA 15904