Frequently Asked Questions

How can I determine if all of the Summer Edge program credits will count toward graduation?
Please consult with your academic advisor on specific questions unique to your own plan of study. Generally, all courses offered as part of the Summer Edge program have been approved to meet graduation requirements. However, you may have already exceeded the maximum number of elective credits permitted by your academic unit. This would result in more credits than needed to graduate.

Do I have to register for each of the courses in my summer program?
No, you will be registered in all the courses associated with the Summer Edge Program.

What is included in the program cost?

  • For the Edge in Public and Global Health, the program costs includes tuition (11-12 credits), fees, and all expenses except for textbooks. For an additional charge, students can stay in the University of Pittsburgh residence hall accommodations with a meal plan. Textbooks, room and board are not included.
  • For the Edge in Environmental Policy Writing in Wyoming, see Study Abroad for costs plus inclusions and exclusions.

Will completion of the Summer Edge program be detailed on my Pitt transcript?
Yes. A transcript notation stating completion of the specific program will appear on your transcript.

Who will be in my classes?
As an enrolling student in this unique Pitt summer program, you will be one of a small number of students enrolled in your program and will be considered a member of the program cohort attending classes and related activities with the same students. Small program sizes will create a unique, high quality, heavily engaged learning environment.

Will I be eligible for financial aid for the summer?
Financial aid for the summer term is limited, and eligibility is determined in part by the amount of financial aid used for the previous two terms. You should contact the Financial Aid Office for an assessment of your individual situation.

Can Pitt educational benefits be used for Pitt Simmer Edge program?
Yes. Educational benefits will apply strictly to Pitt tuition.

If I enroll in a Summer Edge program, can I still work a summer job?
Yes. If you have been able to work during any other term while enrolled full time, you should also be able to work while completing a Summer Edge program. Please note that the Edge in Environmental Policy Writing in Wyoming program will be in residence in Wyoming and Colorado over approvximately two weeks.

Can I be exempt from one or more of the Summer Edge required courses?
No. The Summer Edge programs require full-time enrollment and completion of all courses.

Can I register for additional Pitt courses in the summer if I enroll in a Summer Edge program?
Yes, but you will be charged the per-credit cost for any additional courses, plus all usual fees including any required course or laboratory fees associated with the additional courses.