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Welcome to your PART Webinar Training Session! “What has really put us on the [national] map is the PART program, which has [numerous] members across the country...representing the University at college fairs and at high schools.” -Dr. Betsy Porter, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Welcome to your

PART

Webinar Training Session!

“What has really put us on the [national] map is the PART program, which has [numerous] members across the country...representing the University at college fairs and at high schools.”

-Dr. Betsy Porter, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

New Email: [email protected]


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College Days/Fairs/Nights

Volunteers attend almost 300 recruitment events annually

Alert OAFA of local events

Share positive experiences from alumni and parent perspective with prospective students/families

Serve as the face of the university

Adopt a School Program – NEW

Volunteer serves as a liaison between high school and OAFA

Distributes materials to school

Contacts admitted students

Increases visibility in hard to reach areas

Target schools listed on PART website

What is PART?

Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team

Pitt Parent Admissions Recruitment Team

*700 members in over 40 states*


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Training Session Agenda

  • Admissions Presentation

  • Talking Points

  • Materials Explanation and Usage


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Choosing the Right College:6 Factors

  • Size

  • Location

  • Academics

  • Reputation

  • Academic Fit

  • Cost & Financial Aid


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Factor #1 - Campus Size

  • Enrollment

    • Appx. 15,000 full-time undergraduates

  • Class size

    • Almost 70% have less than 30 students

    • Less than 5% have more than 100

    • Student to Faculty ratio: 15 to 1

  • Diversity

    • In-state/Out-of-state

    • Over 300 undergraduate student organizations

  • Facilities

    • 14 Residence Halls – Pennsylvania and Panther Halls

    • 5 Apartment-style Accommodations – Ruskin Hall

    • Computer Labs and Services

    • Athletic Facilities

  • Resources

    • Academic Support Center

    • Advising

    • Counseling and Career Services

    • Libraries


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Factor #1 - Campus Size

Talking Point #1:

The University of Pittsburgh has all the benefits of a large research

university but is small enough for students to receive personalized

attention and carve out their own niche within the University of Pittsburgh.


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Factor # 2 - Location

  • Oakland

  • 3 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh

  • Green space


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Factor # 2 - Location

  • Shops and restaurants

  • Museums

    • PittARTS

  • UPMC

    • 7 teaching hospitals

  • Safety and Transportation

    • Pitt Police

    • Residence Hall Safety

    • For Safety’s Sake

    • SafeRider and Pitt Shuttle System


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Factor # 2 - Location

  • “The City is our Campus!”

  • Most livable city

    • 2007 Places Rated Almanac

  • Free public transportation

  • Cultural attractions and theatre events

  • Fortune 500 companies

    • PNC, Mellon, Highmark, Heinz

  • Sports


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Factor # 2 - Location

Talking Point #2:

The University of Pittsburgh has

all the big city benefits while

maintaining a smaller campus community.


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Factor # 3 - Academics

  • Ten undergraduate schools

    with both freshman &

    upper-level entry

  • More than 101 majors

  • Fourteen graduate & professional

    schools

  • Campuses in Bradford,

    Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville

  • 407 degree programs system-wide


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Factor # 3 - Academics

Freshman Entry Programs

  • School of Arts and Sciences

  • College of Business Administration

  • Swanson School of Engineering

  • School of Nursing


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Factor # 3 - Academics

Upper-level Division Programs – Junior Year Entry

  • School of Education

    • Applied Developmental Psychology

    • Health and Physical Activity

    • Post-baccalaureate teacher certification

      www.education.pitt.edu

  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

    • Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition

    • Communication Science

    • Emergency Medicine

    • Health Information Management

    • Rehabilitation Science

      www.shrs.pitt.edu


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    Upper-level Division Programs, con’t.

    • School of Information Science

      • Bachelor of Science

        in Information Sciences (BSIS)

        www.sis.pitt.edu

  • School of Social Work

    • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

      www.socialwork.pitt.edu


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    School of Pharmacy

    • Pre-pharmacy preparation in the School of Arts and Sciences

    • Sophomore take PCAT, apply directly to the program

    • 4 professional years in the School of Pharmacy

    • Six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree

    • Conditional acceptance for freshman

      • 1250-1290 M/CR SAT, Minimum M 650 and top 10% with interview

      • 1300 M/CR SAT, Minimum M 680 and top 10% without interview

        www.pharmacy.pitt.edu


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    University Honors College

    • Academic challenge

    • Automatic Review

    • Non-membership organization

    • 1400 SAT M/CR and Top 5% for eligibility

    • Opportunities for:

      • Honors Housing

      • Bachelors of Philosophy Degree

      • Research

      • Publications

      • Scholarships


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    International Opportunities

    • University Center for International Studies

    • Pursue a language

    • Certificates

    • Study Abroad in over 300 locations

      • Financial Aid and Scholarships

      • Available for any major

      • Vary in length


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    Office of Experiential Learning

    • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

      • Unique to the University of Pittsburgh

      • Many majors

    • Internships

    • Undergraduate Teaching Experience

      and Peer Tutoring


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    Factor # 3 - Academics

    Talking Point #3:

    A recurring theme here at the University of Pittsburgh is the variety of OPTIONS available to our students in and outside of the classroom.


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    Factor # 4 - Reputation

    • Association of American Universities

    • Nationally-recognized academic programs

      • Philosophy Department – 2nd

      • History and Philosophy of Science – 5th

    • Stellar athletics

      • Division 1

      • Many club/intramural sports

    • More than 241,000 alumni

      • Pitt Career Network


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    Factor # 4 - Reputation

    Talking Point #4:

    The University of Pittsburgh retains an esteemed reputation nationally and internationally, and a degree from the University of Pittsburgh carries great value.


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    Application Process

    • Rolling Admissions

      • Apply starting July 1st

      • Fee waivers

    • Paper or Online

      www.oafa.pitt.edu

    • Official High School Transcripts

    • SAT and/or ACT results

    • Supplemental Information – Optional but encouraged

      • Essays and/or Personal Statements

      • Letter(s) of Recommendation


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    Applications are automatically reviewed for:

    • Admissions

    • University Honors College

    • Scholarships

    • Freshman Guarantees

    • Appropriate Regional Campus


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    Merit-based Scholarships

    • From $2000/year to

      full tuition/room & board

    • Consideration begins at 1400 SAT

      (32 ACT) AND Top 5% class rank

    • Review begins early November

    • January 15 deadline


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    What is a “Freshman Guarantee”?

    • Current options include:

      • School of Medicine

      • School of Law

      • School of Dental Medicine

      • School of Education

      • Swanson School of Engineering

      • School of Nursing

      • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

      • Graduate School of Public Health

      • School of Social Work

      • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    What is the Admissions Committee looking for?

    • Well-rounded students

    • Challenging curriculum – Honors/AP

    • Performance on the SAT or ACT

    • Success in classroom reflected by:

      - Class Rank

      - QPA/Grade point average

      - Consistency of excellence


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    Factor #5 - Academic Fit

    How Can the Admissions Committee Respond?

    • Offer admissions

    • Request additional information

      - Quarter or mid-year grades

      - Senior SAT/ACT

      - Both

    • Appropriate regional campus

    • Deny admission


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    Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

    Talking Point #5:

    Freshman Profile Class of 2012*

    • Applications Received: 21,244

    • Number Offered Admission: 11,669

    • Number Enrolled: 3,598

    • SAT I mid-range for all admitted freshmen is 1200-1370

    • ACT mid-range for all admitted freshmen is 25-30

    • Percent in the Top 2/5 of class: 98%

    • Percent in the Top 10% of class: 54%

      *As of June 19, 2008


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    Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid

    Need-based Financial Aid

    • File FAFSA as early as January 1 online

    • March 1 recommended freshman filing deadline

    • Student Aid Report (SAR)

    • FAAS (Pitt’s own form)


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    Determining Financial Need

    Cost of Attendance (COA)*

    --- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

    Demonstrated Need

    *DIRECT COSTS= Tuition & Fees, Room & Board

    INDIRECT COSTS= Books & Supplies, Transportation, Personal Living Expenses

    ~Department of Education calculates Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

    Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid


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    Grants

    Federal Pell Grant

    Federal SEOG

    State Grant

    Pitt Grant

    Self-Help Aid

    Federal Work Study

    Perkins Loan

    Stafford Loans

    PLUS

    Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid


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    Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid

    Talking Point #6:

    Appx. 70% of Pitt students receive some sort of need-based financial aid. Current cost information is available at:

    www.ir.pitt.edu/tuition/


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    What else to talk about with prospective students?

    Recruitment Events

    • Majors

      www.pitt.edu/academics.html

    • Mailing List/Video Clips

      www.oafa.pitt.edu/explore/

    • Undergraduate Research

    • Freshman Guarantees

    • 20,000+ applications

    • 6 factors

    • Campus visits


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    Campus Visit Options

    Campus Tours:

    Monday – Friday

    On the hour

    10 AM to 3 PM

    Information Sessions:

    Monday – Friday

    10 AM and 2 PM

    Selected Saturdays

    9 AM

    So You Wanna Be A…Fridays

    Ready…Set…Pitt Saturdays

    www.oafa.pitt.edu/visit.aspx


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    Inquiry Cards

    Profiles

    Fact Sheets

    Search Pieces

    Tuition Cost Cards

    Major Stand

    Materials

    “Students remember the grinning face and handshake, and are then more likely to follow up with a visit. To parents fretting about sending a child off to a strange land...the personal touch found at a college fair is reassuring.”

    -Jane Gordon, New York Times


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    Q & A

    Kerri J. Meeks, Assistant Director

    [email protected]

    412-624-0770

    Breanne Caution, Associate Director

    [email protected]

    412-624-0758

    www.part.pitt.edu

    [email protected]

    1-800-967-PART


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