UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PROCEDURE  09-04-12



CATEGORY:                  STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                   Registration and Records
SUBJECT:                   Non-University of Pittsburgh Degree
                           Notification
EFFECTIVE DATE:            February 11, 1992



I.      PURPOSE

        To define the conditions under which a degree earned at
        another institution may be posted to the University of
        Pittsburgh transcript and academic record.

II.     SCOPE

        This procedure applies to degrees awarded by other
        institutions containing the English word "bachelor,"
        "master," or "doctor" in the title, and appearing on an
        original transcript bearing the seal and signature of the
        registrar of the institution awarding the degree, in
        accordance with Policy 09-04-12, Non-University of Pittsburgh
        Degree Notification.

III.    ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

        Academic Centers are responsible for evaluating transcripts
        from other institutions to determine if a degree awarded
        meets the criteria for posting to the University of
        Pittsburgh transcript, forwarding Non-University of
        Pittsburgh Degree Notification forms to the Office of the
        Registrar for processing, and maintaining on file the
        original transcript from the institution awarding the degree.

        Academic Deans (or designee) are responsible for signing Non-
        University of Pittsburgh Degree Notification forms.

        Office of the Registrar is responsible for posting the degree
        to the transcript when authorized by the Academic Dean (or
        designee).


IV.     PROCEDURE

        Responsibility     Action

        Academic Center/
        Department        1.  Upon receipt of an original transcript
                              bearing the seal and signature of the
                              registrar of the institution, verify
                              that the degree, as originally awarded,
                              contains the English words "bachelor,"
                              "master," or "doctor" in the title.

                          2.  Complete Form 0129, Non-University of
                              Pittsburgh Degree Notification, Exhibit
                              A, according to the attached Form
                              Instruction Guide.  See Exhibit B, for
                              approved University of Pittsburgh
                              Standard Abbreviations.


                          3.  Secure the signature of the Academic
                              Dean (or designee) on FORM 0129, Non-
                              University of Pittsburgh Degree
                              Notification, and forward the original
                              to the Office of the Registrar.

                          4.  Maintain the yellow copy of FORM 0129
                              with the original official transcript
                              from the institution awarding the
                              degree in the student's file.

        Office of the
        Registrar         5.  Upon receipt of a completed FORM 0129,
                              signed by the Academic Dean (or
                              designee), post the non-University of
                              Pittsburgh degree to the student's
                              transcript.

V.      EXHIBITS

        Exhibit A - FORM 0129, Non-University of Pittsburgh Degree
        Notification
        Form Instruction Guide

        Exhibit B - University Transcript Standard Abbreviations

VI.     REFERENCE

        -    Policy 09-04-12, Non-University of Pittsburgh Degree
             Notification.