Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide airport pick-up?
Yes. Airport pick-up is available for students living on campus. It is provided the first two days of orientation week (the week before classes begin). Please make sure to email us or fax us your
arrival information, such as date and time of arrival, flight number and city
you are flying from.
Can I get a job on campus?
International students are permitted to work on campus. They
can apply for a job in the dining hall, library or tutoring services at the university. Not all students will be
able to get a job on campus immediately, but every semester there are a few
Are original documents required?
We do require original academic transcripts when you arrive at La Roche. Unofficial scanned or electronic copies are accepted at the time of application.
When is tuition payment due?
Payment is due at the beginning of each semester for that
semester. Students can also enroll in a payment plan. All students need to make
payments on time in order to maintain their full-time status.
Can an international student attend part-time?
No. All students with an F-1 visa must be registered for at
least 12 credit hours each semester. ESL students take 20 hours of classes per
week, or 20 credit hours each semester. Graduate students must take a minimum of six credit hours each semester.
What is the weather like in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh has four seasons: spring, summer, fall and
winter. The average temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is
30 F (-1 C). In July, the hottest month of the year, the average temperature is
85 F (29 C). Make sure to bring some warm clothes, such as sweaters, boots, hats
and jackets for the colder months. Winter clothes can be purchased in stores
What should I bring with me?
Please bring bedding, such as bed sheets, a pillow and a
blanket. You should also bring personal items such as towels, clothes and
shoes, pajamas, personal hygiene items, and perhaps some things to make you
feel at home, such as family photos.