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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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: PART@pitt.edu
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 websiteWhat is PART?
Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team
Pitt Parent Admissions Recruitment Team
*700 members in over 40 states*
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.
Talking Point #2:
The University of Pittsburgh has
all the big city benefits while
maintaining a smaller campus community.
with both freshman &
Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville
Freshman Entry Programs
Upper-level Division Programs – Junior Year Entry
Upper-level Division Programs, con’t.
in Information Sciences (BSIS)
School of Pharmacy
University Honors College
Office of Experiential Learning
and Peer Tutoring
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.
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.
Applications are automatically reviewed for:
full tuition/room & board
(32 ACT) AND Top 5% class rank
What is a “Freshman Guarantee”?
What is the Admissions Committee looking for?
- Class Rank
- QPA/Grade point average
- Consistency of excellence
How Can the Admissions Committee Respond?
- Quarter or mid-year grades
- Senior SAT/ACT
Talking Point #5:
Freshman Profile Class of 2012*
*As of June 19, 2008
Need-based Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance (COA)*
--- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
*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
Talking Point #6:
Appx. 70% of Pitt students receive some sort of need-based financial aid. Current cost information is available at:
Monday – Friday
On the hour
10 AM to 3 PM
Monday – Friday
10 AM and 2 PM
So You Wanna Be A…Fridays
Tuition Cost Cards
“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
Kerri J. Meeks, Assistant Director
Breanne Caution, Associate Director