Short Answer Question

Answering the following question is required for international applicants. Your answer may increase the likelihood that you are given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances. The Admissions Committee reviews the response for quality rather than length. However, the most effective response is under 1,500 characters for the question.

The Short Answer Question can be submitted with your application. This can be the University of Pittsburgh Application, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application – we accept all three and do not prefer one over the other. If you have already completed the application, you may complete the Short Answer Question here.

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Short Answer Question