Undergraduate Students

  • Although IUP reviews applications on a rolling basis, to provide ample time for obtaining visas in your country, those outside the U.S. must have all application materials submitted by July 1 to be considered for fall and by November 1 to be considered for spring.

    IUP does not permit international students to begin their studies in the summer, unless a student wants to take intensive English program classes at the American Language Institute before attending his or her degree program.


    To be considered for admission to IUP, all international applicants must do the following:

    1. Complete an Undergraduate Application

      Apply online, download an application from the IUP Admissions office, or e-mail admissions-inquiry@iup.edu for an application to be mailed to you. Submit all required documents for admission to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (see address below).

    2. Submit These Additional Documents for Admission to IUP

      1. $25 Application Fee

        Fees are payable online or by sending a cashier’s check in U.S. dollars.

      2. Proof of English Language Proficiency
        International students applying for an undergraduate degree program at IUP must demonstrate English proficiency.  Residents of some countries do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Those from countries not waived can satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by one of the following methods:
        1. TOEFL or IELTS Test
          1. IUP requires a minimum score of 500 (paper-based TOEFL) or 61 (Internet-based TOEFL). For information about the TOEFL, please visit the TOEFL website. The institutional code for sending TOEFL results to IUP is 2652.
          2. IUP requires a 5.5 IELTS score. International English Language Testing System website for test centers and score reporting information. 
        2. ENGL 101 College Credit
          International students who have earned a C grade or higher in an English composition course equivalent to IUP’s ENGL 101 at another U.S. college or university and have completed a total of 12 college-level credits will be eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.  
        3. International Students Attending U.S. High School
          International students who have attended high school in the U.S. may submit SAT/ACT scores and/or English AP scores for consideration for English proficiency.  TOEFL/IELTS scores may be requested at the discretion of the Admissions committee.
        4. ALI Bridge Program/Conditional Admission
          International undergraduate students may apply or may be referred for conditional admission through the American Language Institute intensive English program. Students who successfully complete nine credits through the Bridge program are eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.  
      1. Foreign Student Financial Statement (PDF format, 682 KB) 
        All international undergraduate students are required to complete a financial affidavit showing that they have enough money to cover the cost of two semesters at IUP. If a sponsor is someone other than a parent, a bank statement or letter from the sponsor is required. Bank statements and letters cannot be more than one year old. 

      2. Official Transcripts
        Official transcripts from a high school or other secondary school in English are required for all students.

        If you wish to transfer credits from another college or university, make sure to indicate that you are a transfer student on the application and forward your college transcripts, also. You will receive an evaluation of your credits during Orientation. Visit the Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System to see if you can preview how your credits will transfer. 

        While we strongly encourage all students to submit transcripts using World Education Services or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services foreign educational credential evaluation services, students from the following countries are required to submit their transcripts through this service: 
        • Cameroon
        • Gambia
        • Ghana
        • Haiti
        • Kenya
        • Liberia
        • Nigeria
        • Togo

        Before you apply, please note that some services do charge a fee in order to process your information, and we recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible to ensure that your materials can be received, evaluated, and forwarded to IUP in a timely manner. IUP cannot forward any transcripts to these providers, so please make sure you follow the appropriate protocol in order to expedite your application in the most cost-efficient way possible. 

        Transcripts from students who are not required to use a foreign educational credential evaluation service and are sent to IUP directly must have the official seal of the institution.

      3. Passport copy