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Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid announced Wednesday afternoon that it extended its ACT and SAT test-optional policy through fall 2023 for first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges.

Pitt goes test-optional through fall 2023

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 12, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid announced Wednesday afternoon that it extended its ACT and SAT test-optional policy through fall 2023 for first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges.
Pitt Pathfinder and junior psychology and urban studies major De’Jovia Davis.

Pitt Pathfinders use virtual tours to connect students to Pitt in new ways

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News September 4, 2020
Students won’t have to worry about getting run over by backward-walking, striped-shirt-clad Pitt Pathfinders around campus this semester. But that doesn’t mean Pathfinders aren’t showing off the campus to potential Pitt students.  
According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss August 26, 2020
Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.
More than 50 colleges and universities across the country dropped their ACT/SAT requirements for next year’s applicants.

Pitt branch campuses become test-optional temporarily, highlighting concerns over standardized exams

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2020
Pitt’s main campus will not join this list, though the Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville regional campuses will temporarily become test-optional for fall 2020, the University announced last Thursday.
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is still operating and interacting with prospective students via Zoom and social media.

Pitt holds first online Admitted Students Day

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor April 1, 2020
With the shift to a world online, OAFA has shifted as well. The office continues to connect with incoming students through programs like online advising and a virtual Admitted Students Day while employees work from home.
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