UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-04-12

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Registration and Records

SUBJECT:                 Non-University of Pittsburgh Degree Notification

EFFECTIVE DATE:   July 23, 1991

PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the conditions under which non-University of Pittsburgh

      degrees are posted to the official University of Pittsburgh transcript.

II.   POLICY

      Degrees awarded at other institutions are posted to the University of Pittsburgh

      transcript only under the following conditions:

      -     The academic dean is in possession of an official transcript bearing the seal and

            signature of the registrar of the institution that awarded the degree

      -     The degree, as originally awarded, contains the English word "bachelor,"

            "master," or "doctor" in the title

      Only the registrar at the campus, upon receipt of a Prior Degree Notification form

      certified by the appropriate academic dean, is authorized to post the degree to the

      University of Pittsburgh transcript.

      The following degrees are not acceptable for posting:

      -     Degree titles translated into English

      -     Degree titles in foreign languages

      -     Awards entitled "associate," "certificate," "specialist," "license" or "licentiate"

III.  REFERENCE

      Procedure 09-04-12, Non-University of Pittsburgh Degree Notification