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PITT CLASS OF 2023 HONORS COLLEGE/ MERIT AID

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Replies to: PITT CLASS OF 2023 HONORS COLLEGE/ MERIT AID

  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    @bsmdegree Other than taking classes, are there any advantage was my question. I know housing is one, may be some scholarships/research opportunities? also some special guest lectures?


    @hailtopitt1787
    BTW Upitt asked today if we want to be in WL for Honors and have to respond by tomorrow. I do not know why they have to ask this even after we committing to UPitt and earlier we said yes even without committing.

  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023 I think I know the email you are referring to. Does the subject say "Pitt Honors wait list update"? If so, this is an email letting you know if you have been removed from the wait list and into a spot in Pitt Honors. The email only requires you to respond if you are no longer interested in Pitt Honors. If you are interested, no action is necessary.

    Please confirm that we are speaking about the same email. If not, please let me know what the subject of the email was so I can dig further into this.

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    edited May 8
    @hailtopitt1787

    Subject: University Honors College Wait List Update

    Congratulations on coming to Pitt! As you know, you are on the waiting list for the University Honors College. We are currently in the process of determining who from the Honors College waiting list is still interested in being admitted. Please complete the following brief form indicating your interest.

    Please note three important things about this form!
    1. We need to receive a response from you *either way* -- whether you want to remain on the waiting list or not.
    2. If you indicate on the form that you are still interested in the University Honors College and you are admitted, you will be *automatically* assigned Housing within the Honors College living learning community. Any previous Living Learning Community or roommate selections you may have requested will be overridden by your honors housing assignment.
    3. We need to receive your decision about this by Thursday, May 9th by 12:00pm EST.
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023 I will look further into this and I'm sorry about the confusion!
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023 Okay, so I just spoke to one of our senior leaders and the reason for this reconfirmation of interest is due to a number of students on the waitlist that have already made other plans (roommates, housing, etc.), as stated on the email. Reconfirming your interest just lets Pitt Honors know that you haven't made other plans as I have just stated or if you have made other plans that you understand that those will be overridden by honors housing.

    I hope this helps and again, I apologize for the confusing emails.

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 Thank you for the clarification. It makes sense.

    Going to back to the question, when we can hear on honors admission?
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023 definitely by June 1 or sooner. I don't make these decisions so I cannot give you a solid date, unfortunately.
  • bsmdegreebsmdegree Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    edited May 8
    @DSOF20192023 "Other than taking classes, are there any advantage was my question. I know housing is one, may be some scholarships/research opportunities? also some special guest lectures?"

    As I known, there is no difference there.

    Honor housing? a lot of honor students do not apply and stay "First Year Honors Housing Community",
    (I do not see the REAL benefits stay in Sutherland Hall.)

    based on the link
    https://oafa.pitt.edu/explore/pitthonors/
    "It is also important to note that many Pitt Honors programs are open to the entire University population. For example, all students are allowed to apply for research fellowships and admission to Pitt Honors courses, even if they are not official members. Most Pitt Honors enrichment programs are also open to the entire University community."

    Study hard. Your D will be a shining gem in Pitt.
    (A gem always shines. it does not need an honor title to prove it.)
  • lionnilionni Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Notifications are underway...yesterday my daughter received an email that she was moved off waitlist into honors program.
  • bsmdegreebsmdegree Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member


    @lionni

    congratulations your D is in Pitt honors program and having a full tuition award

  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    edited May 16
    @hailtopitt1787 Looks like some are getting honors notifications. Can you pl tell us if honors notifications are going to be out this week? My D is desperately waiting on this to make her college decision.
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023 Our office is not managing this waitlist, Pitt Honors is making these decisions and sending out notifications. If you have concerns please give them a call: 412-624-6880

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    thank you @hailtopitt1787 .We called them and did not get a definitive answer on timeline except June 1st. My daughter moved on and signed up for another school. Good luck to all Upitt 2023 class!
  • caz0743caz0743 Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
    edited May 20
    @DSOF20192023 Good Luck to your daughter!
    S19 also moved on from Pitt after not being offered honors despite given honors at other, way more competitive schools. S19 is valedictorian, nationally recognized musician, ACT 35... I could go on. A school that only uses just 2 extra essays to determine honors is not worth attending IMO.
    We will gladly pay OOS tuition so he can attend the school that factored in the ENTIRE picture... including 3 essays for honors.
  • carachel2carachel2 Registered User Posts: 2,974 Senior Member
    @caz0743 where is your student attending? I see an admit to CMU with no merit or aid money in your replies. Where else was he admitted?

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