Advanced and Continuing Education

The Office ofAdmissions/Advanced and Continuing Education at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown seeks to serve a diverse group of nontraditional students (i.e. 25 years old or older) by providing access to the college's academic resources.

Advanced and Continuing Education provides nontraditional students an opportunity to begin an academic program at Pitt-Johnstown on either a part-time or full-time basis. Students who enroll through the Office of Advanced and Continuing Education benefit from communication geared to their situations and needs, personalized academic advising, and assistance with transferral into traditional academic divisions at Pitt-Johnstown.

Admissions-Advanced and Continuing Education Application

At the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown we want our admissions process to reflect the educational environment and personal dimension of the institution. Admission is competitive, but is not based solely on a minimum test score or grade average.

The University of Pittsburgh practices rolling admission, which means that a school does not hold to a specific deadline by which applicants must apply. Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Space does vary from school to school or program to program, and term to term. Students are notified of their admission status after all required credentials have been received.

Application Procedures

1.) Complete all appropriate sections of the application for admission. Please note that certain items require you to refer to the codes listed in the instructions. Please complete the entire form.

2.) Request that your high school forward a complete high school transcript to the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Admissions. If you have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate, please supply an official record of the results.

3.) If you are a transfer applicant, you must submit, in addition to your official high school transcript, official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities that you have attended.

4.) Please sign and date the application form. Forward all materials to:

Office of Admissions
157 Blackington Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

  • If you are a transfer applicantthe official college transcripts will be evaluated as part of the admission decision. If you are offered admission to Pitt-Johnstown, a tentative transfer-credit evaluation will be supplied after the admission notification.

Adult Student Admissions Requirements

Adult students may pursue degree programs at Pitt-Johnstown on a part-time or full-time basis through the Office of Admissions.

Admission to degree programs in Advanced and Continuing Education is open to individuals who : a.) are high school graduates or those who hold equivalency certificates, and b.) are 25 years of age or older. Adult applicants with incomplete high school preparation may qualify for admission by taking examinations administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and earning a High School Equivalency Certificate.

While no specific high school preparation is required, the following secondary subjects are recommended:

  • Four years of English
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Three years of history and social sciences
  • One year of algebra
  • One year of plane geometry
  • One year of physics, chemistry or biology

Some adult students may have to be admitted through the Office of Admissions on a provisional basis. The provision limits the student to 13 credit hours during the first term at Pitt-Johnstown. After the first term, the student will be advised as to the best format for continuing attendance at Pitt-Johnstown.

Qualified adult students may gain admission to any of the degree programs offered by Pitt-Johnstown. 

For More Information

If you would like additional information, please contact the Director of Advanced and Continuing Education at korber@pitt.edu or 814-269-7074.