This section lists, in ascending order, each degree/certificate you have earned while enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh. Dependent upon whether you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree, your degree information may include degree earned, confer date, University honors, plan major, minor or sub-plan. Your certificate information will include your certification program and date conferred.
Academic Program History
This section will specify your program and plan, including plan changes. If you are officially pursuing multiple programs, it will display the above information for each program and plan listed.
University of Pittsburgh Units
This section displays, in ascending chronological order, all of the courses in which you were enrolled (registered) and the grades issued for each term of attendance. Special notations are also indicated in this section of your transcript. The key to the special notations is printed on the back of each official transcript.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Prior to the Fall Term 2005-2006, the University cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) was calculated based on all University of Pittsburgh courses relevant to the student's degree goal(s). Effective with the Fall Term 2005-2006, the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is associated with credits completed at the Career Level. For additional GPA/QPA information, please see the University GPA/QPA policy on line at: http://www.bc.pitt.edu/policies/policy/09/09-01-02.html
Transfer Units reflect course work you have completed at other institutions. When an academic center evaluates and accepts this class work, all or a portion of the class work may apply toward your degree requirements in that academic center. Only transfer units accepted from your current school will appear in this section of your transcript. If you transfer from one school to another within the University, your transfer units do not automatically transfer. Your transfer units will need to be re-evaluated and accepted by your new school.
When you earn your degree from the University of Pittsburgh, transfer units associated with your degree will become a permanent part of your transcript. In the event that you attain multiple degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, the transcript will list all advanced standing associated with the degrees awarded.