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THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT TITUSVILLE

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The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pitt-Titusville) is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. While Pitt-Titusville provides career-oriented programs for those interested in an associate degree, it also offers more than 100 relocation and transfer programs for students pursuing baccalaureate or professional degrees. In addition, Pitt-Titusville offers baccalaureate degree completion options in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (see below). Since its inception in 1963, Pitt-Titusville has been accredited through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The campus is in northwestern Pennsylvania in the pleasant residential city of Titusville. The city's historic significance, as the site of the first commercially successful oil well, brings countless visitors to the area throughout the year. The University of Pittsburgh affiliation, the excellent physical environment, and the small class sizes combine to make Pitt-Titusville an especially favorable setting for new college students. Pitt-Titusville offers the advantages of a liberal arts college and the resources, diversity, and prestige of a major research university.

Pitt-Titusville currently enrolls approximately 500 full- and part-time students. About 60 percent of full-time students live on campus. The average class size is less than 20 students. Pitt-Titusville undergraduate students enjoy individual attention, both in and outside the classroom, and there are many opportunities for involvement and leadership in campus activities. Likewise they enjoy access to the support services and comprehensive academic offerings of the University of Pittsburgh, one of the finest research and professional institutions in the world.

Educational Mission

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pitt-Titusville), a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, provides students with a quality educational experience offered in a supportive environment conducive to learning, self-discipline, and mutual respect.  Pitt-Titusville combines the advantages of a small college with the resources of an internationally renowned institution by:

  1. Providing a point of access to the instructional and research facilities of the University
    of Pittsburgh for northwest Pennsylvania;
  2. Providing a full range of associate degrees that serve as entry level access to a variety of professions or as prerequisites to baccalaureate programs;
  3. Offering an excellent undergraduate curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs with an emphasis on personalized attention to students;
  4. Serving as an educational, cultural and economic resource for northwest Pennsylvania.

Academic Programs

Pitt-Titusville students can pursue baccalaureate degrees through completion programs on campus or relocation and transfer programs, and associate degrees through completion of special two-year programs of study offered at the Titusville campus.

Option 1—Completion Programs on Campus

Students can complete two baccalaureate programs on the Titusville campus through joint programming offered with the Bradford campus. A BS in Business Management and a BA in Human Relations from the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus, can be completed on the Titusville campus.

Option 2—Relocation

At the Titusville campus, students can begin one of more than 100 academic programs offered by the University of Pittsburgh. Upon successful completion of minimum credit and grade-point requirements, students can then relocate to the University's Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Greensburg, or Bradford campuses to complete their four-year degree.

Option 3—Transfer

Pitt-Titusville students can also choose to complete their undergraduate education at another college or university. Pitt's liberal arts education and its reputation for academic quality help facilitate transfer to other institutions of higher learning, both public and private.

Option 4—Associate Degree Programs

Students can complete an associate of arts or science degree for future baccalaureate study for many of the over 100 academic majors offered at the University of Pittsburgh by completing an associate degree in accounting, biological science, business information systems, business management, criminal justice, history, human services, liberal arts, natural science, nursing, or psychology.


Students can also pursue an associate degree that will help prepare them for future baccalaureate study but also prepare them to enter the workforce with an associate degree in professional areas such as accounting, business information systems, business management, computer technology, criminal justice, human services, physical therapist assistant, and nursing.


UPT’s Physical Therapist Assistant program is full-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. The Nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC).

Other Programs

An articulation agreement has been established with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) to provide students an opportunity to continue their studies in pharmacy.

Pitt-Titusville also provides a cultural event series, lecture series, and community service projects, as part of its mission to serve the region as an educational, cultural, and economic resource.

 

The Titusville Community

Titusville is a small city in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains with a distinctive place in world history. Col. Edwin L. Drake drilled the first commercial oil well here in 1859, making Titusville the birthplace of the oil industry and the center of early developments in petroleum technology. The Drake Well Museum, within walking distance of campus, preserves that rich technological and cultural history.

Today, Titusville is permanent home to about 6,000 people. It is an attractive residential community. Its tree-lined streets and stately homes mark its heritage and provide a pleasant environment in which to study and work. Located about 40 miles south of Erie and 90 miles north of Pittsburgh, Titusville is a gateway to outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Just minutes from campus, for example, is Oil Creek State Park, which covers 6,400 acres and offers a 10-mile paved biking path, and the city-owned par course exercise trail. Though small, Titusville is large enough to offer a variety of stores, banks, churches, restaurants, and lodging facilities.

 

The Titusville Campus

The Titusville Campus, located on and adjacent to the former McKinney Estate, offers modern comfort and convenience in a traditional residential setting. The beautiful, compact campus is a vital academic and educational resource to the surrounding community. Much of the current campus, including classrooms and administrative buildings, offers wireless network access.

McKinney Hall, built in 1870, houses administrative and faculty offices as well as classrooms.

Bennett Davis Hall, formerly the carriage house of the estate, now houses the Offices of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid Office, and the Office of Business Affairs.

The Haskell Memorial Library is also on land originally part of the McKinney Estate. It houses the campus collection of books and periodicals, a 150-seat auditorium, the Pitt-Titusville Computer Center, classrooms, faculty offices, and the Physical Therapist Assistant and Nursing Programs.

The $5 million Broadhurst Science Center opened in 1998. The 32,000-square-foot structure houses biology, chemistry, psychology, geology, physics, computer laboratories, faculty offices, two demonstration/lecture halls, and one general classroom, all with multimedia video capability. The Office of Academic Affairs is also found here. The building features a 417-seat theater/auditorium—the new home for Pitt-Titusville's Spotlight on the Lively Arts cultural events series, and other events that enrich the life of the campus and surrounding communities.

Adjacent to the above group of buildings is the J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union/Gymnasium. The building offers a full-size gymnasium, an auxiliary gym, racquetball courts, the Book Center, and the UPT Health Center. The newest addition to the building is McKinney Commons, an 8,100 square-foot dining facility which opened January 2013. The new dining area includes a Wood Stone Oven and a cutting edge service area with cook-to-order stations offering a wide variety of food choices. The building also houses several classrooms and administrative offices and provides wireless access to the Pitt computer network.

Behind the student union/gymnasium stands Pitt-Titusville 's largest residence facility, Spruce Street Residence Hall. An additional residence facility lies one block east of the center of the campus, and adjacent to Burgess Park. The Pitt-Titusville Town Houses provide apartment-style living arrangements. Each student living in a residence facility is provided with a computer port for direct access to the Pitt network as well as Wi-Fi capability.

Library Facilities

As previously mentioned, Pitt-Titusville 's collection of books, periodicals, films, and CD-ROM databases are housed in Haskell Memorial Library. Currently, Haskell Library holds nearly 44,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 200 periodicals, from professional journals to magazines of general interest. CD-ROM databases and workstations have been added to complement traditional library information resources. The library also offers microfilm reading and copying equipment.

While these resources are sufficient to meet the needs of most freshman and sophomore students, they represent only a small portion of the resources available to Pitt-Titusville students. Haskell Library is linked to the 27 libraries in the Pitt system through PITTCAT Plus, an online computer catalog that allows easy access to the University's collection of more than 6,700,000 volumes (including microforms) and over 25,000 subscriptions. Pitt-Titusville students can also access numerous computerized databases and, through interlibrary loan networks, can gather data from major research libraries in the United States and abroad.

The Pitt-Titusville Learning Center is located in Haskell Library to provide students with convenient access to tutors, research materials, and computer facilities.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs includes the Offices of the Executive Director  of Student Affairs and the Directors of Student Activities, Counseling and Student Development, Health Services, Dining Services, Intramurals, Athletics, Residence Life, and Judicial Affairs.

Validation of University ID Cards

The photo ID card issued to each student at Pitt-Titusville can be obtained from the Office of Campus Police in Spruce Hall, Room 105. Hours for this service are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., or call 814-827-4488 for special arrangements.

Student Activities

A diverse spectrum of activities offers a variety of opportunities to suit student interests. Among active student organizations are the Black Student Union, Business Club, Cheerleaders, Commuter Student As so cia it on (CSA), Student Organization of the Pitt-Titusville Nursing Program, Physics and Engineering Club, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, and the Student Physical Therapy Association.  Pitt-Titusville also has a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society serving two-year institutions. Facilitating student involvement on campus are the Student Government Association and the Student Activities Board.

Students are especially encouraged to take advantage of the unique leadership opportunities afforded through involvement in student activities.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville offers two intercollegiate sports: men's and women's basketball. All students are encouraged to try out for the teams; try outs are held during the first two weeks of school. Contact the Director of Athletics for more information.

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are an important part of the educational experience at Pitt-Titusville. Activities include indoor soccer, flag football, volleyball, racquetball, bowling, golf, dodge ball, and rag ball. Contact the Director of Athletics for more information.

Health Services

The Office of Health Services includes primary assessment and treatment, medical counseling, referral to local professional offices and agencies, and educational programming in current health issues.

Counseling and Student Development

The Office of Counseling and Student Development provides personal and career counseling, disability resources and services, academic support services, and personal development programming.

Dining Service

Several meal plan options are available to resident students:

  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited plus 50 flex dollars
  • 225-meal plan
  • 225-meal plan with 100 flex dollars

All meals for the dining plan are available in McKinney Commons Dining Hall. Dining hall hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. Per-meal food service is also available to commuter students, faculty, and staff. All residential students are required to subscribe to one of the meal plans, unless exempted by the Disability Services Office at the University of Pittsburgh main campus.

Residential Services

All full-time students outside a 30-mile radius are required to reside in campus housing, unless they are living with parents or immediate relatives. Exemptions are made for married students or those 21 years or older. Residential Services offer a variety of housing options in two housing facilities. Students may choose between traditional residence hall living, and town house accommodations. Private rooms are also available when space permits.

Other Services

Campus Ministries:

Alpha Omega, our campus ministries student organization works to enhance the spiritual life of Pitt-Titusville students. Activities and programs include weekly Bible study, attending conferences and concerts at nearby schools, and numerous special events for campus and local communities.

Student Union:
The J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union/Gymnasium building is the heart and center of campus activity, which includes McKinney Commons, a new dining hall which opened in January 2013, a convenience store, coffee shop, classrooms, activity areas, the Pitt-Titusville Book Center, gymnasium, racquetball courts, weight and exercise room, the commuter student lounge, and all the offices within the Division of Student Affairs.

Admissions

 

McKinney Hall
504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Phone: 814-827-4509
Phone toll-free: 888-878-0462
Fax: 814-827-4519
E-mail: uptadm@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pitt-Titusville) seeks applicants interested in building a strong academic foundation in a personalized campus setting. University programs focus on the first two years of college and prepare students for direct career entry upon completion of associate degrees or successful relocation and completion of four-year, baccalaureate degree programs.

Each application to Pitt-Titusville is evaluated individually by the Admissions Committee. In addition to scholastic achievement, the Committee considers co- and extracurricular involvement, leadership, special interests and talents, performance on college entrance examinations, personal motivation, and perceived ability for success at Pitt-Titusville . The Admissions Committee seeks to identify and admit candidates who will benefit from and contribute to the diversity of the Pitt-Titusville student body.

Admission Procedure

All high school graduates, equivalency diploma recipients, and transfer students interested in pursuing undergraduate education at Pitt-Titusville and applying for admission to full-time study or degree-seeking part-time study must file an application for admission. Applications are provided by the Office of Admissions, or they can be submitted electronically at www.upt.pitt.edu. Specific questions regarding admission should be addressed to the Director of Admissions. Once admitted, students will receive information about orientation and registration.

Applicants for admission to the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville should submit the following materials to the Pitt-Titusville Office of Admissions:

  1. Pitt-Titusville application form
  2. $45 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) scores
  5. Transfer applicants must also submit official academic transcripts from each college attended.

In addition, the following items, while not required, will be considered by the Admissions Committee, and applicants are encouraged to include these optional items:

  1. Admissions interview
  2. References/letters of recommendation
  3. Essay/personal statements

Campus Visit

Appointments for interviews and campus visits, although not required, are encouraged. The purpose of the campus visit is to allow student candidates and their families an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the programs, facilities, admission policies, and campus environment. Interviews and visits may be scheduled weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the year, and Saturdays by appointment.

Non-degree Admission Procedure

Students interested in attending Pitt-Titusville without seeking a degree must complete and return the non-degree application and the applicant data sheet to the Office of the Registrar. Upon completion of 18 University of Pittsburgh credits, students who wish to continue must apply for degree-seeking status through the Office of Academic Affairs. No financial assistance is available for non-degree students.

Early Admission of Accelerated High School Students

Students who have demonstrated a readiness to take on the challenges of college work at the end of their junior year of high school may be offered early admission to Pitt-Titusville in lieu of or complementary to their senior year. Readiness is determined on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, test information, school recommendations, and interviews. The early admission program is offered in cooperation with the student's secondary school, and the high school diploma must be awarded at the end of the student's first year of university study. Students interested in early admission must be recommended by their high school, and they should contact the Office of Academic Affairs for additional information.

Academic Enrichment Program

Academic enrichment classes are offered to qualified high school juniors and seniors through several regional high schools. Each high school sets its own standards for enrollment in consultation with the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville and arranges for university classes to be offered to their respective high school students. For information regarding this program, contact your high school guidance office or the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.

SUCCESS Program

SUCCESS (Students Utilizing College Courses for Enrichment and Special Skills) is open to qualified high school juniors or seniors who wish to take college courses at Pitt-Titusville while still enrolled in high school. To be admitted to the program, high school juniors or seniors must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale. Students may contact the Office of Academic Affairs for further information.

Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville must graduate from an accredited secondary school or hold an equivalency diploma; submit 15 units of secondary school credit; and submit scores from one of the following: the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Test requirements may be waived in special circumstances where the student has been out of school for a number of years. Recommended preparation includes:

English 4 units
Algebra 1 unit
Plane Geometry or Algebra II 1 unit
History 1 unit
Laboratory Science 1 unit
Academic Electives 7 units
Total 15 units

In addition to the above, engineering applicants should also complete trigonometry, chemistry, and physics. Pharmacy applicants should also complete trigonometry, biology, and chemistry.

Applicants for the Physical Therapist Assistant program have additional admission requirements. Contact the Office of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program for full details.

Applicants for the Nursing program have additional admission requirements. Contact the Nursing Program office for full details.

Advanced Placement

The University accepts advanced placement credits according to the following schedule:

 

EXAM CODE

DESCRIPTION

SCORE

CREDITS FOR

CREDITS

A2AP

Studio Art – 2-D

4,5

SA 0110

3

A3AP

Studio Art – 3-D

4,5

SA 0120

3

ADAP

Studio Art – Drawing

4,5

SA 0130

3

AHAP

Art History

3,4,5

HA&A 0010

3

AMAP

U.S. History

4,5

HIST 0600 or 0601

3

BSAP

Biology

4

BIOSC 0050,0150

4

5

BIOSC 0050, 0150, 0060, 0160

8

CAAP

Computer Science A

3, 4, 5

CS 0401

4

CBAP

Computer Science AB

3, 4, 5

CS 0401

4

CGAP

Comparative Government and Politics

4, 5

PS 0300

3

CHAP

Chemistry

3, 4

CHEM 0110

4

5

CHEM 0110, 0120

8

EEAP

Economics–Macroeconomics

4, 5

ECON 0110

3

EHAP

European History

4, 5

HIST 0100 or 0101

3

EIAP

Economics—Microeconomics

4, 5

ECON 0100

3

ESAP

Environmental Science

4, 5

GEOL 0860

3

FLAP

French Literature

4

FR 0055

3

FLAP

French Literature

5

FR 0021, 0055

6

FRAP

French Language

4

FR 0055

3

FRAP

French Language

5

FR 0055 & 0056

6

GRAP

German Language

4

GER 1490

3

GRAP

German Language

5

GER 1490

6

LAAP

English Language and Composition

4, 5

ENGLIT 0000

3

With 600 on verbal SAT

5

ENGCMP 0200 & ENGLIT 0000

6

LCAP

Latin–Literature

4, 5

LATN 0220

3

LIAP

English Literature and Composition

4, 5

ENGLIT 0000

3

With 600 on verbal SAT

5

ENGCMP 0200

ENGLIT 0000

6

LVAP

Latin–Virgil

4, 5

LATN 0220

3

MAAP

Calculus AB

4, 5

MATH 0220

4

MBAP

Calculus BC

4, 5

MATH 0220, 0230

8

MLAP

Music–Listening and Literature

3, 4, 5

MUSIC 0211

3

MTAP

Music Theory

3, 4, 5

MUSIC 0100

3

PHAP

Physics B

 4

PHYS 0110

3

PMAP

Physics C Mechanics

4, 5

PHYS 0174

4

PSAP

Psychology

4, 5

Psychology 0010

3

SLAP

Spanish Literature

4, 5

SPAN 1600

3

SSAP

Statistics

4, 5

STAT 1000

4

STAP

Spanish Language

4, 5

See Dept.

3

UGAP

U.S. Government and Politics

4, 5

PS 0200

3

WHAP

World History

4,5

HIST 0700

3

 

 

Credit by Examination

Students at the University of Pittsburgh may earn credits toward graduation by taking special examinations subject to the following qualifications:

  1. Each department determines the courses for which students may earn credit by examination, and the time and type of examination.
  2. Students may not take credit examinations in areas specified as prerequisites for admission.
  3. Credit by exam cannot be obtained for a college-level course for which credit has already been awarded, nor can it be used to change a grade already received.
  4. Credit by exam cannot be earned in lower-level sequence courses if the student has already taken a higher-level course in the sequence.
  5. Students may not audit a course and then apply for credit by examination.
  6. There is a fee for the examination, whether or not credits are earned.

College Level Examination Program

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville cooperates with the National College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Under this program, students who feel that their knowledge of a certain subject is extensive may elect to take CLEP examinations. Scores required for the award of credit from CLEP examinations (as well as Advanced Placement [AP] credit) have been set by the College faculty. Students are eligible for CLEP credit only if CLEP examinations are taken prior to the completion of 30 college credits, including transfer credits. Limitations of credit earned through CLEP examinations are as follows:

 

(a) The credit must be useful in a student's program of study.
(b) Credit will not be granted if a student has completed an equivalent or more advanced course in the discipline.
(c) Duplicate credit in the same subject is not awarded in any case.
(d) A student who has earned CLEP credit at other institutions must have their test scores evaluated to determine eligibility for credit at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.
(e) Credit is granted, but grades and quality points are not assigned or recorded.
(f) The acceptance of CLEP credit toward degree requirements varies from program to program. Consult with the Office of Academic Affairs for further information as to whether CLEP credits can be used to meet specific degree requirements.

Information about CLEP examinations is available through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Credit Maximum: A combined total of 30 credits may be awarded through CLEP, AP, transfer credits from other schools, and challenge examinations administered by the academic department within the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.

CLEP Examinations $100 per test.

Upon completing an examination, a student will receive credit (as indicated in the chart below) based on the score he or she achieves.

NOTE: Pitt Titusville does not use all available CLEP exams and will not give CLEP exams or accept CLEP credits for the following:

General exams:
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Upper Level course exams:
  • Marketing
Other exams:
  • Algebra–Trigonometry (there are separate exams for Algebra and Trigonometry)
  • English Literature (no Pitt Titusville equivalent)
  • Composition, Freshman College (use the English Composition exam with Essay)

 


CREDIT AWARDED FOR CLEP EXAMS (equivalent course at Pitt-Titusville)

TESTS ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH COMPUTER BASED TESTING (CBT)

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE

Score*

Credits

American Literature (ENGLIT 0570)

58

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (ENGLIT 0370)

58

3

English Composition with Essay (ENGCMP 0200)

58

3

SECOND LANGUAGES

French Language, Level 1 (FR 0001)

58

5

French Language, Level 2 (FR 0001 & 0002)

74

10

Spanish Language, Level 1 (SPAN 0001)

58

5

Spanish Language, Level 2 (SPAN 0001 & 0002)

74

10

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY

American Government (PS 0200)

58

3

Educational Psychology, Introduction to (EDPSY 0006)

58

3

History of the United States I (HIST 0600)

58

3

History of the United States II (HIST 0601)

58

3

Human Growth and Development (PSY 0310)

58

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of (ECON 0110)

58

3

Microeconomics, Principles of (ECON 0100)

58

3

Psychology, Introductory (PSY 0010)

58

3

Sociology, Introductory (SOC 0010)

58

3

Western Civilization I (HIST 0100)

58

3

Western Civilization II (HIST 0101)

58

3

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Algebra, College (MATH 0031)

58

3

Trigonometry (MATH 032)

58

2

Calculus (MATH 0220)

58

4

**Biology (BIOSC 0150 and 0160 – without lab)

58

6

**Chemistry (CHEM 0110 and 0120 – without lab)

58

6

BUSINESS

Accounting, Principles of (ACCT 0111 & 0112)

58

6

Business Law, Introductory (BUS 0106)

58

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications (CS 0131)

58

3

Management, Principles of (BUS 0102)

58

3

* Scores are weighted with top score of 80.
** Without laboratory

Financial Aid

 

114 McKinney Hall
504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Phone: 814-827-4495
Fax: 814-827-5510

Pitt-Titusville has established a program of financial aid to provide assistance to students whose resources cannot meet the total cost of education. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and to explore all potential sources of financial assistance including state, federal, and community sources, as well as the University.

Students may receive various types of financial assistance from a variety of government, university, and privately-sponsored programs including grants and scholarships (direct awards with no repayment required), loans (normally offered at low interest with repayment due in small installments after the student leaves college), and/or campus-based employment. Additional information and appropriate applications may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students should also check with their high school guidance office for additional grants and scholarships that may be available locally.

Financial Aid Application Procedure

To be considered for financial aid, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A variety of factors are typically considered in determining eligibility, including college costs, family contributions, student earnings, family size, savings, and date of submission of all appropriate financial aid materials.

Financial aid awards are made for one academic year, and eligibility must be determined on an annual basis. Therefore students must file a FAFSA each year. Students must show continued need, and must submit all appropriate applications each year within established deadlines, as well as meet all federal regulations regarding verification if selected (this may include submitting tax, transcripts and other supporting documents). In addition, students must be in good academic standing and must show satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, as defined below, to be eligible to receive, or to continue to receive financial aid.

Detailed information about all financial aid programs, including financial aid policies, application procedures, and deadlines, in addition to financial aid applications, can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. Individual appointments can be made Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal regulations require that the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville's Office of Financial Aid monitor the Satisfactory Academic Progress of all students applying for, or receiving financial aid. The programs governed by these regulations are known as Federal Title IV Aid and include: Federal Perkins Loan, Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Direct Stafford Loan (Subsidized/Unsubsidized), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Pell, and most University aid. This standard does not apply to tuition remission for dependents of Pitt employees, some outside scholarships, or state student incentive grants (i.e., PHEAA. State Grants). State agencies awarding state grants establish their own academic standard.

All students who meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements will be assigned a Satisfactory Academic Progress indicator for the upcoming school year.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards include three components:

  1. GPA Requirement.
    Students must achieve a 1.50 minimum cumulative GPA at the end of their first academic year, and a 2.00 cumulative GPA at the end of their second and subsequent academic years.

  2. Pace of Completion.
    Students must maintain a minimum 67% cumulative course completion rate based on cumulative credits attempted and cumulative credits completed. All courses with a passing or failing grade will be counted as credits attempted.

  3. Attempted Credits/Program Length.
    Credits attempted by a student cannot exceed 150% of the credits required as defined by the University's published length of the specific program. For example, for a 2 year degree, a student must complete their program within 3 years.

All courses with a passing or failing grade will be counted as credits attempted. All courses with a grade designated as G, I, R, or W will be counted as credits attempted. Credits on all repeated courses will be counted as credits attempted. Transfer credits from another school will be counted both in terms of hours attempted and hours completed in SAP evaluation. Reinstated students do not have prior attempted credits excluded from the determination for student aid eligibility, as required by federal regulations.

Unsatisfactory Progress

Those not making progress will be dropped to unsatisfactory progress and be denied student aid for any upcoming enrollment period until they have met the requirements for satisfactory academic progress. Students academically dismissed are automatically ineligible for further financial aid.

The student can regain Satisfactory Academic Progress after being placed on Unsatisfactory Progress by:

  • Registering and paying for classes using his/her own funds. Students may wish to consider the PittPAY Payment PLAN or certain alternative loans that do not require SAP. Upon meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress criteria as stated above, the student must request financial aid reinstatement and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), OR

  • The student may appeal the loss of financial aid eligibility if a student has experienced circumstances beyond control that have kept them from maintaining satisfactory academic progress. After review by the Financial Aid Office, if an appeal is reviewed favorably, the student will be granted one term of Probation for financial aid and eligibility will be reinstated for one payment period. Students must be able to demonstrate that they will be able to meet SAP standards at the end of the next payment period. In cases where it is not possible for a student to meet minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress in one term, the student can be placed on an academic plan. If the academic plan is approved, the student's financial aid eligibility will be reinstated for one payment period. Students must meet the requirements of the academic plan at the end of the payment period to be eligible to receive aid for subsequent terms. The student will remain on the academic plan until they have met the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on the appeals process.

PHEAA State Grant Program

In addition to the general Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines, undergraduate students receiving a PHEAA State Grant are subject to a separate satisfactory academic progress review. Full-time students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits for each full-time PHEAA grant received or a minimum of 6 credits for each part-time PHEAA grant received in the most recent completed academic year.

For more specific information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Financial Assistance Programs

 

By completing the FAFSA application process outlined above, students are applying for:

Federal Pell Grant—federal entitlement program providing assistance to qualified applicants;
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG)—institutionally controlled federal grant program awarded on the basis of significant financial need and available funding (must be Federal Pell Grant eligible to receive;
Federal Work Study—on-campus employment program supported by federal and institutional funds;
Federal Perkins Loan—federally funded need based loan program administered through the college;
PHEAA Grant—state-sponsored grant program available to eligible Pennsylvania residents;

In addition, students are eligible to apply for Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans. Students who receive loans are reminded of their repayment obligations. Promissory notes required for each loan will detail these obligations.

Veterans' Educational Benefits

For questions and information regarding educational benefits for veterans or spouses and children of service connected disabled veterans, visit our Web site at:  www.upt.pitt.edu. and click on Veterans’ Services under the Prospective Students index tab.  You may also call the Veteran's Affairs campus representative at 814-827-4470.

University Scholarships and Grants

Donor Scholarships -- Pitt-Titusville awards several scholarships made possible by gifts from private donors and direct institutional funds based on a student's high school academic achievements. Admitted students are considered for assistance from all sources offered by the college.

All donor scholarships require the student complete a FAFSA application and be enrolled full-time and continuously during the academic year.  These scholarships are awardable for a maximum of two academic years (August-April) – Summers not included.  In order to renew for a second year, a student must have a minimum cumulative 2.85 GPA.  The following are the specific awards and their additional specific eligibility criteria:

 

John Nesbit Rees and Sara Henne Rees Charitable Foundation Scholarships—awarded to students majoring in science-related fields and humanities

Presidential Scholarships—awarded to students based on their academic background and who will reside on campus

The DeFrees Family Foundation Scholarship—awarded to students enrolled at Pitt-Titusville from Warren County based on academic achievement

Ruth R. Gilson Scholarships—awarded to Titusville High School graduates

Betty Root Scholarships (in memory of Delbert Proper and Jessie Lamberton Proper)—awarded to students who are accepted into our Nursing Program who are graduates of Maplewood High School

The Panizza Family Scholarships—awarded to graduates of Fort Cherry or Monesson High Schools or a resident of Washington County

Ben McEnteer Scholarship Fund—awarded to deserving full-time students majoring in business

John Hugh Erickson II Memorial Scholarship—awarded to student based on financial need and academic background

Marshall A. Fisher Scholarship—available to graduates of Titusville Area High School (application forms are available in the high school guidance office)

Walter Scott Kriner Family Scholarship—awarded to students based on financial need and academic background

Merit Scholarships—Pitt-Titusville Merit Scholarship is awarded based on a student’s cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores to newly admitted first time freshmen who plan to enroll full-time and live on campus.  It is renewable for the second year only at the Titusville campus if the student remains a full-time, on-campus student with minimum 2.0 overall GPA.

For more specific details on each of these scholarships, please visit http://www.upt.pitt.edu/site/fin_aid/fa_uptscholarships.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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