University of Pittsburgh Class of 2026 Official Discussion Thread

D submitted app 8/3, transcript went 8/13, LOR 8/17 so I’m sure any day!:crossed_fingers:t2:

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My daughter applied on 8/20. No buttons yet, so I’m sure it’s still under review. It’s only been 2 weeks. She also applied to Pitt Honors, so I’m wondering if it will take her longer to find out if she was accepted? And, if she doesn’t get into Pitt Honors will it tell her if she is still admitted to Pitt?

Not sure. My D didn’t apply to honors. But good news is they’re working on things, so shouldn’t be long!

My son just applied today. He will do his SRAR as soon as he gets the link. Praying for a fast reply. Good luck to everyone!

Congrats to everyone omg!! I have a question, super dumb when I think about it, but I was just wanting to make sure that I can submit my UPitt application right now?

You can submit your application as soon as you’re finished with everything you need and confident that all information is correct. Personally, I submitted mine 8/27 and got my decision yesterday.

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Got it ! thank you so much! Best of luck to you :grin:

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@friendsgreenwich Wow! That was fast if you’ve already been accepted! Did you self-report? Submit test scores? Congratulations on finding out so quickly!

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Hi! I was accepted , so I hope I can be of help to you and everyone on this thread.

Did you self-report? Submit test scores?

Unfortunately Pitt requires that official scores be sent directly from CB or ACT, so I paid the fee. If you’re using the Pitt application you can only indicate the date you took the exam(s), not the scores which should be sent in the form of an official score report. I don’t know the deal with the Common App or Coalition, though - what I believe is that they will not access the self-reported scores should you opt with the Common App/Coalition, and you will need to send official scores.

My son hasn’t received an email with link to SRAR. Does anyone know if we can still go ahead and create it directly from their website or does he need to wait for them to provide the link?

I don’t believe my daughter waited for a link. She logged into SRAR and added Pitt from there if I recall correctly. Certainly could try?

Thank you so much for the info! Will let him know

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He was able to complete his Upitt SRAR and submitted it. Thanks!
Now, how can he check his application status? His common app only says ‘submitted’. I was under the impression applicants would receive login credentials to portal right after submitting applications.

Again, thanks so much!

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Are your kids using the common app or the Pitt app? My son is finding the whole process of applying to Pitt confusing - Naviance says they don’t accept letters of recommendation but the website says they do, he has to submit the honors essay directly on the pitt website (maybe), he can send a transcript or an SRAR but not self reported grades on the common app?. Also, there seems to be no more short answer questions though a lot of the material on their website still references them. And there seems to be no recommended word length for the honors essay? Wondering if there is one on the common app once he gets in there. My son is ready to apply but is not sure which application format to use. If he uses the common app, does Pitt see the extracurricular info or does he need to do a resume?

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My son used Common App. We are able to view his EC’s in the generated PDF for his submitted application.

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Naviance says they don’t accept letters of recommendation but the website says they do,

LORs are classified as ‘supplemental documents’ according to Pitt, and can be submitted (up to 5) through the following link along with a resume.
https://forms.admissions.pitt.edu/supplemental-application-documents

And there seems to be no recommended word length for the honors essay?

The word limit is 500 words, but 200-300 is suggested according to the website.

Also, there seems to be no more short answer questions though a lot of the material on their website still references them.

It seems as though Pitt is not using short answer Q’s starting this cycle, which I found odd as well

If he uses the common app, does Pitt see the extracurricular info or does he need to do a resume?

He will need to complete a resume, and I would suggest that you keep it to 1 page.

Yes, you can see the activities list on the saved/submitted application file so I’m not sure why there’s discrepancies in that information. Maybe something from the past.

No short answer Q’s this year.

D did not apply for honors so can’t speak to that.

Her counselor submitted the LOR to her regional rep, they can’t do them through Naviance, correct.

D22 applied over the weekend thru Common app, counselor submitted transcript and LOR that same day. SAT was sent earlier in August.
No email with id / password info received as of today yet. Does anyone know how long does it usually take to get access to the portal?
Thanks

May or may not be helpful, but I submitted mine through Pitt’s own application and got my info in 2 days. Could vary, though.

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Looks like it was 9 days for my daughter. Summitted the Common App on 8/3 and got the email from the Technology desk on 8/12.

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