IUP Transfer Orientation Process 2015

  • Follow the steps below to become an IUP Transfer Orientation registrant!

    Step 1:

    Understanding what Orientation is:

    We know that transfer students who are the most successful understand the expectations of being an IUP student. As well, it is essential to identify transfer resources. Proper advising and appropriate course selection are critical to transfer student success. Our goal is to provide each transfer student a proper introduction to social and academic life here on campus.

    Step 2:

    Participation in IUP Orientation is mandatory.*

    • Attend one Transfer Orientation. Register early, each session can reach capacity.

    *Work and/or school absence excuses are available; request this when registering, and it will be in your packet when you arrive at the program.

    Step 3:

    Figuring out when Orientation is:

    Transfer Orientation occurs on either Friday, December 4, 2015 or Friday, January 15, 2016. Only the dates available to you will appear when enrolling for Orientation. We recommend selecting the earliest date available.

    Transfer Orientation begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

    Read the Transfer FAQ for specific details about each program, program dates, program fees, and answers to commonly asked questions.

    Step 4:

    Understanding Testing:

    During Orientation, students in the Colleges of Business, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, as well as Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences majors, and Allied Health (Clinical Lab Science, Nuclear Med Tech, Respiratory Care) majors, who have not transferred in their required Liberal Studies MATH course or its immediate prerequisite, will be assigned to take the MATH placement exam. The results will be used for course placement.

    Students needing to take the exam should enroll for Orientation and ensure that transcripts have been sent to Transfer Admissions (see Step 8). IUP Orientation will review transcripts in the days before Orientation and email students assigned to the MATH exam two to three days before the Orientation. For more information about this exam, please see our Math placement chart.

    Step 5:

    Determine/make your Overnight Arrangements, if applicable:

    December 4, 2015 Attendees

    If you are driving a long distance, you may want to consider arriving early, the night before Orientation, and making arrangements at a local hotel.

    January 15, 2016 Attendees

    Residential students will move in to their semester residence hall on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Other students may want to consider arriving early, the night before Orientation, and making arrangements at a local hotel.

    Step 6:

    Enroll for Orientation:​

    With the letter in hand, register for Orientation by following these steps.

    Step 7:

    Determine what to do if you are on an externship, meeting military obligations, or out of the country:

    If you cannot attend a Transfer Orientation due to an externship, military obligations, or being out of the country during the Transfer Orientation dates, e-mail Catherine Dugan at cmdugan@iup.edu to discuss alternate arrangements. (You must be able to document the absence and need. Each case will be addressed individually.)  

    Step 8:

    Provide IUP Admissions with your transfer credits:

    In addition to sending in your official college transcripts to the Admissions office, please forward all AP, CLEP, and military coursework to them as well. Their address is IUP Office of Admissions, 120 Sutton Hall, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705. Please try to have this information submitted well in advance of your scheduled Orientation date. (See the FAQ on our website for more information).

    Step 9:

    Your Orientation Confirmation:

    Your Orientation confirmation will arrive approximately ten days before your program date. The confirmation will include arrival procedures, program times, a campus map, a parking permit, and information on sample tests. (Note that letters for last-minute date changes and/or last-minute enrollments may be difficult to provide.)

    Step 10:

    Inform us if you have any form of documented disability:

    • IUP is committed to serving students with disabilities
    • Access and accommodations during Orientation are separate from those provided when you are a student
    • If you have a disability, indicate needs on the Orientation enrollment form and complete and return the orange "Declaration of Disability" form.

    Let us know if you need access, accommodations, or services during your IUP career, after Orientation, due to a disability by visiting the Disability Support Services website.

    Step 11:

    Contacting us with questions:

    We strongly recommend addressing questions about Orientation to us by e-mail, if possible. When contacting us by e-mail (orientation-testing@iup.edu) or phone (724-357-4067), we will need your ID number in addition to your name. This will enable us to access your records and provide you the information you are requesting. Our phone service hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Step 12:

    We will see you at Orientation!