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FAQ for Current Students

Want to know how to change your major? Add a class? You've come to the right place.

How do I change my major to Mathematics or Mathematics Education?

Download a Change of Major Form from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics website. Fill out the top part and return it to the Mathematics Department Office.

How do I add a minor in Applied Statistics?

See Dr. John Zhang in Stright Hall, Room 304. He can give you the form to fill out and return.

How do I add a minor in Mathematics?

See Dr. Rick Adkins in Stright Hall, Room 212. He can give you the form to fill out and return.

How do I add a minor in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics?

See Dr. Edel Reilly in Stright Hall, Room 236. She can give you the form to fill out and return.

How do I get into a closed course?

The Mathematics Department schedules courses to room capacity, so we cannot usually give you a closed section permit. You can see the department chairperson in Stright Hall, Room 233, if you have questions.

I am getting a Prerequisite/Test Score Error in URSA. Why can't I take the class?

  • If you do not meet the prerequisites for the course, you cannot take the class. Check the IUP Undergraduate Catalog for the course prerequisites.
  • If you have taken the freshmen placement exam and your score is not high enough, you will need to take a lower level course as preparation. Your faculty adviser should have this information.
  • On occasion, students who attended IUP before the new placement exam was implemented or who did not take the placement exam will receive this error. Please see the department chairperson in Stright Hall, Room 233, for help in determining which course you should take.

Can you give me my ALT PIN for registration?

Your adviser has your ALT PIN. Please make an appointment to see him/her.

I need a tutor. How do I find one?

Keep in mind that your instructor can help you during regularly scheduled office hours. Group tutoring by graduate students is available at times posted in Stright Hall and on the Mathematics Department tutoring page. The Learning Enhancement Center also has tutoring in Pratt Hall. If you are looking to pay for individual tutoring, the department office does, on occasion, have a list of students who are willing to tutor. You can check with the secretary in Stright Hall, Room 233, to see if any students are willing to tutor.

  • Mathematics Department
  • Stright Hall, Room 233
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2608
  • Fax: 724-357-7908
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.