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University of Pittsburgh Titusville    
2017-2018 Titusville Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Titusville Campus Catalog

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.

Any student with a high school diploma or its equivalent may apply for admission to an associate degree program at Pitt-Titusville.

 

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.  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. Official high school transcript
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) scores
  4. 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

Transfer Credits

Students who have taken credits at other colleges or universities may be able to apply them toward one of Pitt-Titusville’s associate degrees. However, not all credits will transfer, and only a maximum of 30 credits will be accepted toward completion of the degree. Evaluation of transcripts for transfer into an associate degree program will be made by the Campus Dean on an individual basis. It should also be noted that the final 30 credits of the degree must be completed in residence at the Titusville campus.

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.

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 Admissions. 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.

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 Admissions or the Office of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program for full details.

Applicants for the Nursing program have additional admission requirements. Contact the Office of Admissions or 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  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:

  1. The credit must be useful in a student’s program of study.
  2. Credit will not be granted if a student has completed an equivalent or more advanced course in the discipline.
  3. Duplicate credit in the same subject is not awarded in any case.
  4. 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.
  5. Credit is granted, but grades and quality points are not assigned or recorded.
  6. 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.

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.

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 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 0032) 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