Advising & Registration Resources

Advising resources for students to assist in their advising process and registration.


By working with an academic or faculty advisor, you will learn about:

  • What the classes are required for your major and satisfy general education requirements
  • How to develop a comprehensive, cohesive, educational plan, which includes planning ahead in choosing classes, get involved in activities on and off campus, to help you enhance your educational experience
  • The purposes of higher education
  • The missions and values of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
  • How you like, what you are good at, and what is important to you matters in the choices you make

All students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford are required to meet with their academic or faculty advisors at least once per semester, but we encourage you to meet with us more often.


We envision academic advising as a relationship with shared responsibilities. Our expert advisors are committed to helping students develop and reach their educational goals. Both the advisor and the student share the responsibility of being active participants in the advisement process.

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The academic advising, and registration process can be complex and confusing at times. These below processes and resources are provided to assist in guiding you throughout each process while educating you on advising at Pitt-Bradford.

Academic Planning

Each major has a suggested 2- or 4-year plan of study. Review these to assist in planning your track for graduation.

Understanding General Education Program

All students matriculating at Pitt-Bradford must satisfy the General Education Program requirements before they graduate. It is important that in addition to the depth and breadth of knowledge acquired in a student’s major discipline of study, every student must have an appreciation and understanding of the many other fields of study that affect our understanding of the human experience. The college’s General Education Program is designed to provide that appreciation and understanding, as well as the foundation skills essential for academic success and lifelong learning.

Registrations – How “To” Guides for the registration process

Degree Planner

Shows the courses you need to take to graduate and clearly indicates the sequence in which to take them using a clear, visual map!

Offers expanded "what if" scenarios that show the impact on your graduation timing, including adjusting you credit load, dual majors/minors/certificates, study abroad, and more!

Explore Degree Planner!

How to access Degree Planner using the Campus Experience (CX) Dashboard:

  • Search for “CX” on myPitt.
  • Log into CX.
  • From the left side menu, select Academics, then Degree Planner.

How To Guide to Use Degree Planner


Students new to the university of Pittsburgh at Bradford will be working with the Academic Advising Center for their academic onboarding. All new first-time students are required to take placement assessments prior to their course enrollment at Pitt-Bradford. These assessments are used to help you and your academic advisor understand your preparation for college-level courses. Students will be assessed in the areas of Math and English through the Accuplacer platform.

All new students will be invited to attend Academic Division Days throughout the end of the spring semester. During this event new first-time students will take the placement exam, meet with their academic division, schedule classes. If you are unable to attend the available Division Day, we will offer virtual days.

More information will be provided please continue to check back.


You may apply to relocate to the Pittsburgh campus (or any regional campus) during the term in which, upon completion, you will meet the requirements listed below. Please email Enrollment Services ( to request the Relocation Form. The forms are being completed through DocuSign. Your application and file will be forwarded to the appropriate office in Pittsburgh (or at the regional campus to which you are applying).



If you have an outstanding bill, have not met with your assigned academic or faculty advisor, have not submitted your immunization records, never sent in your final transcript when you applied, etc., there may be a hold placed on your account that would prevent you from registering. Check the “holds” section of your Student Center, clicking on the links until you get to the hold details. If you have a hold and do not know who to contact in order to remove it, you may email a member of the academic advising staff.

Add/Drop/Withdrawing from a course

Through the add/drop deadline, you can adjust your schedule without penalty (i.e., these changes do not show up on your transcripts). During this time, you follow the standard procedures for online registration. We encourage you to consult with your academic advisor if there is any doubt about which classes are appropriate.

Extended Drop Period
Under special circumstances, undergraduate students may be eligible to drop a course in the third week of the fall or spring semester. Students must meet all the following criteria to drop a course during the extended drop period:

  • Undergraduate students at all campuses
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • Students must remain in full-time status after dropping the course(s).
  • The student’s advisor must provide permission to drop.

Students must review the proposed drop with their academic advisor. If the student’s advisor finds that the student is eligible, the advisor will process the drop(s). If the student’s advisor cannot process the drop for any reason, then the advisor will request that the Registrar’s Office at the student’s campus process it.

Failing to attend the classes for which a student is registered or failing to notify the appropriate academic and administrative offices of nonattendance, is not considered an official withdrawal. A student who stops attending a course and does not complete the withdrawal procedure may be assigned an F grade.

After the published deadline for dropping a course, a student may withdraw from a course by processing a Withdrawal Request form (DocuSign Form obtained from Enrollment Services). The deadline for submitting a Withdrawal Request form is published in the Schedule of Classes. W grades are assigned for all courses for which registration is terminated by withdrawal.

Resigning from the university

After the end of the add/drop period, students who wish to terminate their enrollment for all courses must do so by resigning from the semester. To process a resignation, students should complete a resignation form.

Important Vocabulary and Notes

Enrollment Requisites
Restrictions placed on enrollment for a class. Restrictions may include:

  • Pre-requisite (PREQ): A course or courses that must have been taken and passed in a previous term. In-progress courses will fulfill the prerequisite, however, students who do not receive a satisfactory grade in a pre-requisite class will be automatically removed from the higher-level course after official grade rosters have been posted. For example: If you are enrolled in ENG 0101 for the fall term, you can enroll in ENG 0102 for the spring term before grades are posted. Because ENG 0102 requires students to have earned a C- or better in ENG 0101, you will be automatically removed from ENG 0102 if your grade for ENG 0101 posts lower than a C-.
  • Co-requisite (CREQ): A course that must be taken during the same term as the course for which you are trying to register or has been taken and passed in a prior term.
  • PROG: the school in which you are enrolled (UPB)
  • PLAN: your degree program
  • SBPLAN: your specialization, track, or pathway

Seat Reserves
Seat reserves are held for specific groups of students (“reserve groups”) each term for a period of time. Reserve groups, the number of seats reserved, and the length of time a seat reserve lasts are all determined by the department offering the course. In all cases where only reserved seats are available, students who are not a part of the Reserve group are advised to enroll in the waitlist. When the seat reserve expires, the auto-enrollment waitlist process will begin; Enrolling in the waitlist is the way to ensure you are queued for a seat.

Student may place themselves on a waitlist for a course that if full if the course has the waitlist option.  The system will provide the student the position number the student is in order of enrollment. Professor are not able to sign you into a course in front of waitlisted students.

Permission Number/Code
A number used to override enrollment restrictions (enrollment requisites or class limit). This number is issued by the school or department offering the course.

Advisement Service Indicator (ADV)
Holds that will prevent students from adding, dropping, or editing their class schedule until it is removed by the office which placed the hold. Students can view their advisement service indicator by logging into Pitt Portal Student Center.

Grading System Chart

Resources for different enrollment-related time periods

Academic Calendar
The resource for all deadlines, holidays, etc. as controlled by the Office of the Registrar. View the current academic calendar.

Enrollment Appointments
The day and time when a student can begin enrolling. Once a student’s enrollment appointment begins, adding, dropping, or editing classes can be done until the end of the add/drop period. Students can view their enrollment appointment date and time by logging into the Pitt Portal Student Center. Note, new students do not have an enrollment appointment.

Open Enrollment
The period when all students, continuing and new, may enroll in classes. Happens after all enrollment appointments have concluded. University open enrollment dates are available on the academic calendar.

Add/Drop Period
The typical add/drop period lasts for ten days after the open enrollment ends. Adding/dropping classes after this point requires additional forms and petitions. Please refer to the academic calendar for this semester’s specific deadlines.