Fall 2020 International Graduate Enrollment Options
Despite these uncertain times, we hope that you are excited about the Fall 2020 academic semester at the University of Pittsburgh. Although we are excited to welcome you to campus, we know that doing so may not be possible for some of you. Many of our programs are providing enrollments options. Please contact your Academic Department for additional information about your specific options.
OIS will be hosting a webinar to answer incoming and current graduate student questions on July 17, 2020 at 8am EST. Register to attend this webinar here. Please send you questions to Kati Von Lehman. Questions will either be addressed during the webinar or in the FAQs below after the webinar.
Notice about SEVP Guidance: The July 6, 2020 SEVP Guidance and the July 7, 2020 SEVP FAQs contain conflicting information, especially as it relates to the status of SEVIS records by continuing students who study outside the U.S. for the Fall 2020 semester. In addition, a lawsuit has been filed against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institution of Technology, challenging the government's guidance.
OIS is carefully monitoring all developments and will provide updates to our FAQ's below as necessary. Please note that the answers to these questions may change if/when SEVP guidance evolves. Students should frequently review the FAQs below that are pertinent to their situation.
- NEW AND CONTINUING STUDENTS: The University’s instructional model, Flex@Pitt, is fully supportive of international students and in compliance with Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement guidance. Flex@Pitt ensures that in-person learning experiences will be accessible to all students and enables instructors and students to prepare for all modes of teaching and learning, including in-person and hybrid/blended activities. Robust resources—including new classroom equipment and health and safety guidelines—will facilitate dynamic modes of teaching and learning activities inside and outside the classroom; students should work with their academic advisor to select the courses most appropriate to their academic path.