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Essential Info and FAQs

Essential Info

  • No application fee if applying online
  • No application deadline
  • No early admissions
  • No separate application for scholarship consideration
  • No separate form for guidance counselors or recommendation letters
  • No tuition cost differential for out-of-state students
  • Financial Aid school code:  003357
  • SAT school code:  2676
  • ACT school code:  3530

FAQs

Contact the Office of Admissions at 412-392-3430, 1-800-321-0129 outside Pittsburgh, or via e-mail at enroll@pointpark.edu if you have additional questions that are not answered here.

Admissions, Application, Double Majors, Minors, and Class Registration

Q: Can I double major or declare a minor?
Q: Is a personal essay required? What is the personal essay topic?
Q: Are recommendation letters required? Is there a separate form?
Q: What are Point Park's admissions requirements?
Q: Are SATs and/or ACTs printed on an official high school transcript accepted?
Q: Can I mail or hand-deliver transcripts and/or test scores separately from my application?
Q: How do I arrange a visit to see the campus?
Q: When will I receive an admissions decision?
Q: When can I register for classes?
Q: When will I receive my Point Park user name and e-mail account?

Transfer Applicant Questions

Q: Will my credits transfer to Point Park University?
Q: Is there a minimum number of credits required to be eligible to transfer to Point Park?
Q: What is the minimum number of credits required to be considered a transfer applicant?
Q: What is the maximum amount of credits that will transfer to Point Park?
Q: I have an associate degree and want a bachelor degree. What are my options?

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Tuition Costs

Q:Will I be eligible for financial aid?  When can I apply for financial aid?
Q: When is the eligibility deadline for the Pennsylvania State Grant?
Q: What is Point Park's financial aid school code?
Q: Is there a separate application process for scholarships?
Q: What is the tuition for an out-of-state student?

Conservatory Applicant Questions

Q: Is an audition required for admittance into the dance or theatre program?
Q: Is a portfolio required for Cinema and Digital Arts department programs?
Q: How do I schedule an interview for Stage Management or Technical Theatre?

ROTC Program Questions

Q: Does Point Park have an Army ROTC program?
Q: Does Point Park have an Air Force ROTC program?

FAQ Answers

Q: Can I double major or declare a minor?
A: Yes. Once you are a current student and you've completed your freshman year or have completed one semester as an incoming transfer student, you can declare an additional major or minor which is coordinated through your academic advisor.  Students can double major or minor in any program (cinema production is NOT available as a minor) offered by the University.  Students wishing to double major or minor in dance or theatre must audition for artistic acceptance into the program.  Visit Auditions and Interviews to learn morereturn to top

Q: Is a personal essay required? What is the personal essay topic?
A: Visit the Personal Essay page for additional information and instruction.    return to top

 Q: Are recommendation letters required? Is there a separate form?
A: No. Recommendation letters are not required, and there is not a separate form provided or required for recommendation letters.   return to top

Q: What are Point Park's admissions requirements?
A: Visit Application and Admissions Requirements for specific details and information.  return to top

Q: Are SATs and/or ACTs printed on an official high school transcript accepted?
A: Yes. SATs and/or ACTs printed on an official high school transcript are accepted and considered official.  return to top

Q: Can I mail or hand-deliver transcripts and/or test scores separately from my application?
A: Yes. Mail all required application supporting documentation to: Point Park University, Office of Admissions, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. If you hand-deliver these documents, it must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution(s).  return to top

Q: How do I arrange a visit to see the campus?
A: The Office of Admissions hosts several on-campus events throughout the academic year including four Open House programs. Register online to attend an Open House.  If you are unable to attend an on-campus event, click here to complete and submit an appointment request form.  Or, contact the Office of Admissions at (412) 392-3430 or 1-800-321-0129 to schedule your one-on-one individual appointment.  return to top

Q: When will I receive an admissions decision?
A: Once all official transcripts and/or official test scores are received, your file is reviewed, an admissions decision is made, and you will have your admissions decision in about 10 to 15 working days.  return to top

Q: When can I register for classes?
A: Once you have been academically accepted to the University and have submitted your $350 tuition deposit, you will receive an e-mail containing instructions and a tutorial of how to register online for your classes. Spring semester students can register online for classes starting December 1. Fall semester students can register online for classes starting April 15. E-mails notifications are sent only to applicants that have submitted their $350 tuition deposit.  return to top

Q: When will I receive my Point Park user name and e-mail?
A: Once you have committed to attended Point Park via the submission of your $350 tuition deposit and have registered online for classes, the University's Center for Information Technology Services will send you your Point Park e-mail address and user account.  Accounts are generated on the 15th of each month beginning June 15.  return to top

Q: Will my credits transfer to Point Park?
A: Once we receive your application for admission and official transcript(s), an official evaluation of your credits will be completed. This ensures that you receive the maximum transfer credits. Our transfer agreements with area institutions means that their classes meet our requirements for credit transfer. An unofficial evaluation of your credits can be completed as well. Schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions and bring a photocopy of your transcript(s). An admission counselor will then assess the approximate number of credits that will transfer into your academic program of interest.  Visit Transfer Options to learn morereturn to top

Q: Is there a minimum number of credits required to be eligible to transfer to Point Park?
A: No. Point Park does not require a minimum number of credits to be eligible to transfer. return to top

Q: What is the minimum number of credits required to be considered a transfer applicant?
A: Twelve (12) transferable credits is typically the number of credits that considers a student a transfer applicant.  Visit Transfer Options to learn morereturn to top

Q: What is the maximum amount of credits that will transfer to Point Park?
A: Students transferring from a two-year institution can transfer a maximum of 70 credits. Students transferring from a four-year institution who have taken 300- and/or 400-level classes can transfer a maximum of 90 credits.  Visit Transfer Options to learn more.   return to top

Q: I have an associate degree and want a bachelor degree. What are my options?
A: Our Capstone programs are designed specifically for students who’ve completed an associate degree and want to earn a bachelor degree. Acceptance into one of these programs guarantees that 60 transfer credits will be applied to your four-year degree. Visit Degree Completion Programs to learn morereturn to top

Q: Will I be eligible for financial aid? When can I apply for financial aid?
A: Approximately 93 percent of Point Park students receive financial aid. The application process begins January 1 and the Office of Financial Aid has an April 15 priority deadline. Point Park recommends completing your federal income taxes before completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).However, if you need to complete your FAFSA before completing your taxes, you can estimate your income information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.govreturn to top

Q: When is the eligibility deadline for the Pennsylvania State Grant?
A: The deadline for eligibility for the Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1.  return to top

Q: What is Point Park's financial aid school code?
A: Point Park's financial aid school code is 003357.  return to top

Q : Is there a separate application process for scholarships?
A: No. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships if they meet the stated eligibility requirements. Visit the Scholarships page to learn more about eligibility criteria.   return to top

Q: What is the tuition for an out-of-state student?
A: Point Park is private institution. There is not a tuition cost differential for out-of-state students.  return to top

Q: Is an audition required for admittance into the dance or theatre program?
A: Yes. Applicants must audition and be artistically accepted into the dance or theatre program in addition to being academically accepted into the University. Visit Conservatory Requirements to learn morereturn to top

Q: Is a portfolio required for Cinema and Digital Arts department programs?
A: Yes, a portfolio submission is required. Your portfolio can comprise of anything creative, e.g., music, poetry, art, etc.  It is not limited to film or video. Visit Portfolio and Interview Guidelines for additional informationreturn to top

Q: How do I schedule an interview for Stage Management or Technical Theatre?
A: An interview is required for admittance the Stage Management and Technical Theatre . The interview is scheduled by completing and submitting an interview registration form.  Visit Conservatory Requirements to learn more.  return to top

Q: Does Point Park have an Army ROTC program?
A: The Army ROTC program is open on a voluntary basis to all students at Point Park through a cross-registration agreement with Duquesne University.  Further information may be obtained by calling Duquesne University at (412) 396-1709.  return to top

Q: Does Point Park have an Air Force ROTC program?
A: The Air Force ROTC program is open to all full-time Point Park students who are U.S. citizens or are eligible for citizenship through a cross-registration agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Please contact Captain Carter, Unit Admissions Officer in the Air Force ROTC office at the University of Pittsburgh at (412) 624-6358 or via e-mail at jcafrotc@pitt.edu.   return to top