How to apply for incoming freshmen:

Go to University of Pittsburgh’s undergraduate admission site.

On your application, select “bioinformatics” as your intended field of study.

Transfer Process

Transferring into the School of Computing and Information can occur from within the University of Pittsburgh as an internal transfer, from any school in the country as an external transfer, or as an international student transfer. Review the University’s transfer guidelines for more detailed information.


Students who wish to transfer to the Department of Biological Sciences from other schools at the Pittsburgh campus should contact the school in which they were most recently enrolled in order to have their records sent to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The Dietrich School will evaluate the records and send the student a letter of admission or rejection. To qualify for transfer, a student must have an overall average of at least 2.00, and students in the College of General Studies (CGS) must have at least 24 credits earned in residence in CGS.


Students who are transferring from other institutions should visit the University of Pittsburgh’s transfer site.


International students should visit the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to learn how to complete an application.

As part of the admissions review process, the chair of the undergraduate Bioinformatics program (or designate) will review transcripts from students’ originating institution for acceptance or denial of transfer credits.  Additionally, the application process and number of transfer credits allowed are dictated by University’s transfer student policies.