YCBK 252: Tom Becker: Understanding the University of Pittsburgh 2 of 3

In this week's episode you will hear

Introduction: Mark and Lynda take all of the announcement time to discuss Biden’s announcement about Student Loan Forgiveness. The interview is the second part of a three-part interview Mark and Susan did with Tom Becker, the Associate Director at the University of Pittsburgh. Part 2 :

  • Does Pitt admit into specific colleges or into Pitt as an entire university
  • How does Pitt provide advising to help students find the right major
  • Tom continues the conversation about the strongest majors at Pitt
  • Tom shares a major change Pitt made to emphasize computer science more
  • What does it mean that Pitt uses rolling admissions and holistic admissions
  • What does Pitt need to do to improve?
  • How difficult is it to get into the various programs at Pitt and which are the hardest schools to get admitted to
  • When does your application need to be submitted for Pitt’s most competitive programs
  • When are the first decisions released
  • When are students admitted to a regional campus vs being admitted to the Pittsburgh campus
  • What are the strongest programs at the regional campuses
  • The importance of your mid-year grades in the admissions process
  • The role test scores play in admissions

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