Applicants who have never previously taken graduate-level coursework at IUP are eligible for the One Course Only option. Full application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research is not required. Students who take their first course under the
One Course Only option must apply and be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research before taking additional courses.
Credits taken under this category are not intended to lead to a degree program. This category is designed to assist teachers pursuing certification credits only. Along with a
complete application, applicants must also submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee and a copy of their Level I Teaching Certificate.
Awarded to an applicant who does not intend to pursue a graduate degree but only to enroll in graduate classes for which he or she is qualified. You may take an unlimited number of courses under this
admission category. However, students granted Special Status admissions who wish at a later time to pursue a graduate degree must apply to the degree program before completing twelve credits.
To learn more about transferring credits if you are ready to pursue a graduate degree, please visit our Transfer Credit Policy in the IUP Graduate Catalog. Along with the
application, applicants must also submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, and a goal statement.
As you proceed, please ensure that you select “Graduate Special Status” in the application.
After submitting an application and documents related to the categories above, students (if admitted to IUP) will receive information from Graduate Admissions about how to register for coursework.
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