Short Answer Questions

The Admissions Committee reviews responses for quality rather than length. However, the most effective responses typically range from 200-300 words per question. Responses that are longer or shorter are acceptable. In order to submit your responses to the short answer questions, you must first apply for admission to the University of Pittsburgh.

If you wish to apply for admission to Pitt Honors, you must submit a completed Pitt Honors Application no later than December 1st. Students meeting the December 1st deadline will receive notification of their Pitt Honors admission decision on or before February 1st.

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Short Answer Questions

The following questions are optional, but strongly encouraged. Your answers may increase the likelihood that you are considered for scholarships, guaranteed admission to graduate or professional school, or given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances.

Complete two of the four following short answer questions.