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Student Information System (PeopleSoft)


Information Technology provides system administration and development support for Student Information System (PeopleSoft), a comprehensive suite of software specifically designed for higher education institutions. Authorized University staff use the system to manage the entire student lifecycle - from recruiting and admissions to student services through graduation–in a secure environment that provides web-based access from any location.

Faculty can use online tools to securely view their teaching schedule, check class rosters, record grades, and view course information. Students can use similar tools to securely register for classes, check their grades, view class schedules, and pay tuition.

There are five general areas or "modules" within the Student Information System (PeopleSoft):

  • Admissions: Defines program-based admissions requirements. Each program can have separate requirements, calculations, and admissions processes.
  • Campus Community: Enables users to maintain and manage a wide range of biographic and demographic information on people and organizations of interest to the University.
  • Financial Aid: Supports the local management and awarding of federal aid, departmental aid, and scholarship funds.
  • Student Records: Supports the automation of the student records maintenance process, beginning with comprehensive definitions of the course catalog and schedule of classes. Enables the creation of enrollment controls and the generation of grade rosters and transcripts.
  • Student Financials: Tracks student disbursements, charges and payments–including third party payments–and collections, with comprehensive refund calculation rules based on both local and government refund policies.

Since the information contained in this system is critical to a number of departments at the University, it must be centrally maintained. In addition, the data is considered protected data and must meet specific security criteria for storage and access.

PeopleSoft Mobile enables students, faculty, and advisors to access the most commonly used features of the Student Information System with their smartphone or tablet. Students, faculty, and staff can access the service through the PeopleSoft Mobile link on My Pitt website or by downloading the Pitt PS Mobile app from the Pitt App Store.

For mobile device access to the most frequently used functions of the Student Information System, click here to receive more information:  PeopleSoft Mobile.