Early Admission to Graduate Program Policy

  • This program is for highly motivated and successful IUP undergraduates who wish to continue their studies in a graduate program at IUP. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA to be considered for early admission and must have completed at least 15 credit hours in their undergraduate major. Students may apply in the semester in which they will earn their 90th credit.

    Applicants will be considered according to the existing criteria of each graduate program, with the single exception that they need not have finished their undergraduate degree. Up to 40 percent of graduate program credits may be applied to satisfy the requirements for the undergraduate degree. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, students will automatically become graduate students if they maintain a 3.0 undergraduate G.P.A., are in good academic standing as a graduate student, and fulfill any undergraduate requirements specified by the department and listed in the admissions letter.