Anti-Black Racism Course FAQs

How will I be enrolled in the class?

All full-time, first-year students on the Pittsburgh and Bradford campuses will be auto-enrolled in the PITT 0210 course for the fall 2020 semester.    

If you are a part-time, first-year student and wish to enroll in the PITT 0210 course, you can do so directly in PeopleSoft.

If you are a first-year Johnstown or Greenburg campus student and wish to enroll in the PITT 0210 course, you can do so directly in PeopleSoft. If you have trouble (i.e., you receive an over-18-credits error), reach out to your advisor who will need to complete an over-ride.

If you are a continuing Pitt student and wish to enroll in the PITT 0210 course, you can do so directly in PeopleSoft. If you have trouble (i.e., you receive an over-18-credits error), reach out to your advisor who will need to complete an over-ride.

If you are a graduate student and wish to enroll in the PITT 0210 course, you can do so directly in PeopleSoft.

We do intend to make the course available to staff, postdocs, and faculty through some non-credit option in the future, but it is not available for these audiences at this time.

How can I access the course materials and information?

Once you are enrolled in the PITT 0210 course, log into Canvas from your MyPitt portal to access the course materials and information.

Will I be charged for the course? What if I already have 18 or more credits? How will this impact my financial aid?

No matter your student status, there will be no cost associated with the PITT 0210 course and it will not change your academic load nor impact your financial aid status.

I’ve been auto-enrolled in PITT 0210. Can I drop the course?

For all full-time, first-year students in the fall 2020 semester on the Pittsburgh and Bradford campuses, the course is mandatory. You cannot drop it. If you have an extenuating circumstance that requires you to drop the course, work with your dean’s or president's office.

For all part-time, first-year, UPJ, UPG, continuing or graduate students who have optionally enrolled in the course, you will not be able to drop the course on your own from your fall 2020 schedule. If you have changed your mind about taking the course, work with your academic advisor to get it removed from your schedule.

Will this course meet an academic requirement?

Check with your academic advisor, school, or department to better understand how the PITT 0210 course may meet your specific academic requirements.

It is important to note that the PITT 0210 course is not a substitution for the Dietrich School diversity general education requirement.

What is the grading structure for the course? How do I know I will be successful?

The PITT 0210 course follows an S/NC grading structure. Students who complete the course will receive an “S” or satisfactory on their transcript. Students who do not complete the course will receive an “NC” or no credit on their transcript.

While PITT 0210 is an asynchronous course, the expectation is for students to complete all modules by the end of the fall 2020 term.

Modules in the PITT 0210 course are sequenced. In other words, you have to complete one to open up the next. You are welcome to re-engage in the modules, but you cannot “jump ahead.”