Welcome to the Pitt School of Education

Congratulations on your acceptance! We are here to support you in your journey. You are joining a top-ranked education school that is innovative, inclusive, and focused on the well-being of all students.

On this page, you will find important information for incoming students, including:

  • New Student Orientation details and registration
  • Introduction to the School of Education’s mission, leadership, and student experiences
  • Resources to set you up for success before arrival and during your first few weeks on campus

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Fall 2024 New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
121 David Lawrence Hall (View Map)
3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

The Pitt School of Education New Student Orientation will help you smoothly begin your journey as a student. During orientation, incoming undergraduate and graduate students will:

  • Be introduced to school leaders, student services staff, and faculty leaders
  • Receive information on the School of Education mission-vision, student/career resources, and other essential items
  • Engage in morning and afternoon breakout sessions for some program areas
  • Receive free giveaways of school merchandise, including T-shirts!

Participation at orientation is expected. If there is an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from attending, please reach out to educ@pitt.edu to discuss your situation.


Discover Pitt Education

Cathedral of Learning

Our Mission-Vision

We ignite learning by preparing you to be the spark that inspires change. Our school’s mission is rooted in equity, justice, and innovation.

Our Mission


Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

Meet Our Dean

Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is an accomplished scholar whose work focuses on equitable participation in higher education.

Meet Our Dean

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Student Experience

Learn about student support services and organizations to help you on your academic journey.

Student Experience

Important Resources for New Students

If you haven’t accepted your offer of admission yet, there’s still time! Click the link below to complete the final steps to “Commit to Pitt.”

Accept Offer

In many of our programs, you are required to submit a transcript in order for your application to be considered complete.

1. Official transcripts from every institution previously attended can be sent to us electronically at soeinfo@pitt.edu or mailed to us at:

School of Education Admissions and Enrollment Services
5800 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

All transcripts must be sent to Pitt directly from your former institution(s).

2. Any courses that you took or degrees that you earned from the University of Pittsburgh after 2008 do not need to be sent. Our office can obtain these transcripts internally.

International students may need to complete additional requirements for a fully completed application. Please visit our International Students Admissions Requirements page for more information.

We recognize that your education is a major financial investment. Please click the links to view the tuition and fees for our academic programs and the financial support available to our students.

Students obtain their Pitt photo ID card through Pitt’s Panther Central office.  Known as your “Panther Card,” the ID card gives you access to facilities and services on-and-off campus, as well as to ride public transportation.

The University of Pittsburgh has several options for finding an off-campus housing that suits your needs. Visit Pitt’s Office of Off-Campus Living. The office provides apartment listings, renter’s guides, and information on various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Follow these general steps to enroll and register for courses. However, students should work with their faculty advisor to determine the best courses for which they should register.

  1. New students must first accept their admission offer and pay their tuition deposit before enrolling in courses.
  2. New and continuing students should log in through my.pitt.edu using their Pitt user name and password.
  3. On my.pitt.edu, search for “PeopleSoft/Highpoint Campus Experience.’ From here, you can access your academic, personal, and financial information, and access various enrollment tools.

More information is available at Pitt’s Office of University Registrar Enrollment website.

The University offers a number of resources to help students in mental, emotional, or physical distress. Resources include a Financial Emergency Assistance Fund, the University Counseling Center, and measures to address sexual misconduct.

Please visit the Pitt Student Affairs website for more information.

You have the opportunity to enhance your education by participating in education-focused student organizations as a student at the Pitt School of Education.

The largest organization at our school, of which all graduate students are automatically admitted as members, is the Council for Graduate Students in Education (CGSE).

Our students complete real-world experiences through the many community-engaged partnerships that exist between our School and external organizations.

You can view our beautiful campus of the University of Pittsburgh through a virtual campus tour. The tour takes you around campus, highlights landmark buildings, and provides an inside view of campus housing options.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us. We look forward to connecting! Contact us at soeinfo@pitt.edu.

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