Major-Specific Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  • Transfer and second-degree students interested in any of the majors below must meet additional admission requirements beyond the IUP university minimum. 


    A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission to Dietetics. If you don't meet minimum requirements, you may be admitted to the Nutrition major, providing you meet minimum IUP university admission requirements. Learn more about these programs at the Food and Nutrition Department.

    You must also have completed and earned at least a C grade in two of the following seven courses to be admitted to Dietetics:

    • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I
    • CHEM 102 College Chemistry II
    • CHEM 255 Biochemistry and Nutrition
    • BIOL 105 Cell Biology
    • BIOL 150 Human Anatomy
    • BIOL 151 Human Physiology
    • BIOL 241 Microbiology 


    Student uses play food to provide nutritional information to clients

    Students with 35 or fewer credits must have a GPA of 2.75.

    Students with 36 or more credits must have a GPA of 3.0 AND passing PAPA scores OR a minimum 1550 on an SAT with no individual section score (Reading, Writing and Math) less than 500 OR a 23 ACT composite score to be considered for admission. 

    Learn more about education majors at the Education Department.

    Fine Arts

    • Studio Art
    • Art Education
    • Interdisciplinary Fine Arts/Dance Arts
    • Interdisciplinary Fine Arts/Musical Theater
    • Music (all tracks)
    • Theater

    Students who intend to major in the fine arts are required to submit a portfolio (art/theater) or perform an audition (music/theater) after they have applied for admission to IUP. An e-mail will be sent to the address given on the application with a link to register for a Fine Arts Day. Fine Arts Days are held throughout the year for students to audition or provide portfolios. Admission to the major of choice is determined by the appropriate department and will be communicated via mail.

    Students who wish to earn a BFA in studio art first must be admitted into the BA program in studio art; during their sophomore year, students must submit a portfolio for review by the Art Department in order to be eligible for the BFA program. Learn more about these majors at the Art DepartmentMusic Department, and Theater Department.


    All students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission to Nursing. The Nursing Department admits students to the fall semesters only.

    Nursing students practice medical examinations on a mannequin under the supervision of a faculty member

    Because Nursing clinicals are scheduled over three years, it is required that transfers complete* the following courses in order to be admitted into Nursing at IUP:

    • CHEM 101
    • CHEM 102
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology

    *A minimum grade of “C” in all science courses is required.

    Note: Students are not permitted to begin clinicals without having completed these courses. Students who've not yet completed these required courses will delay their ability to register for clinical coursework, extending their total completion time for the Nursing program.


    Students applying to pre-medical or pre-veterinary programs must have a minimum gpa of 3.0 for program admission.

    Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

    The Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences major admits transfer students for the fall semester only.  It's recommended that you apply early, as there is limited availability for transfer into this major. Requirements for transfer students include the following:

    Transfer students with 30 or fewer credits from their previous college or university:

    You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed the following equivalent prerequisite courses:

    • MATH 105 College Algebra
    • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I OR PHYS 111/121 Physics I Lecture/Lab

    Transfer students with 31+ credits from their previous college or university

    You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed the following equivalent prerequisite courses:

    • MATH 105 College Algebra
    • MATH 217 Probability and Statistics
    • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I
    • CHEM 102 College Chemistry II
    • PHYS 111/121 Physics I Lecture/Lab
    • BIOL 104 Human Biology OR BIOL 155 Human Physiology and Anatomy

    Learn more about Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences


    Second-degree-seeking students interested in majoring in Spanish must complete an interview with the Spanish Department. Applicants who meet minimum admission requirements will be contacted to interview, after which a decision will be made.

    Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

    Fall semester admission deadlines:

    • February 15 (early review, in time for initial fall registration)
    • June 15 (final review for fall registration)

    Spring semester admission deadline:

    • September 15

    All transfer and second degree students interested in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology should apply and complete the additional requirements listed below. All requirements must be completed before the application is reviewed for admission.

    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all college coursework, though a stronger academic record has typically been necessary to be competitive
    • An SAT score of 1000 on critical reading and math with no scores lower than 460 in reading, math, or writing sections


         Passing scores on Pearson's Preprofessional Academic Performance Assessment 


         Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Test for Educators


         Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 145 minimum verbal reasoning, 145 minimum     

         quantitative reasoning, and a minimum score of 3 on the reading subtest

    • Essay indicating basic knowledge of the profession and motivation to study communication disorders at the graduate level

    Once we've received this information, your application will be reviewed on the next scheduled review date as listed above. All applicants who meet initial academic requirements will be notified to schedule the interview with the Speech-Language Pathology Department. Students who are not selected, but who meet university admissions requirements, will be notified of what options are available to them to choose before an official admissions decision is made.

    Please contact Dr. David Stein, the Speech-Language Pathology Program director, at, so that he is aware of your interest and can answer any questions.