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IUP Transfer Orientation Process 2014

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, know how to get involved on campus, and understand some of the issues that they may face in the transition to from one university or college to another. As well, proper advising and appropriate course selection are critical to transfer student success. Our Orientation programs were established to support your transition to IUP.

Step 2:

Understanding your Options:

Participation in IUP Orientation and placement testing are mandatory.*

  • Attend one Summer Orientation. Each session has a capacity that, once reached, will not be exceeded, so enroll as soon as possible after reading this document.
  • It is best to attend as early as possible for course selection.

*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:

  • Summer Orientation occurs on weekdays during early June through late July. During a summer Orientation program, you will be involved with Orientation from approximately 7:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., so 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 (if required):

During Orientation, students in the College of Business, College of 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) who have not transferred in their required Liberal Studies MATH course, or its immediate prerequisite, will be assigned to take the MATH placement exam. For more information about this exam, please see our Math placement chart.

Step 5:

Determine/make your Overnight Arrangements, if applicable:

If you are driving a long distance, you may want to consider arriving early, the night before Orientation. You may elect to stay in a university residence hall, indicating this on the enrollment form as described in Step 6 below, or, you may make your own local overnight housing arrangements.

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

Provide IUP Admissions with your transfer credits:

Be sure to submit an official transcript to the IUP Office of Admissions, Sutton Hall, Room 117, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705, well in advance of your selected Orientation date (see the FAQ on our website for more information).

Step 8:

Getting confirmation for Orientation:

Confirmation for your Orientation program will occur approximately one week before your program date. The confirmation will be in the form of a letter including the specific times of the program, information about the check-in site, a campus map, a parking permit, and where on our website to find sample tests and arrival procedures. (Note that confirmations for last-minute date changes and/or last-minute enrollments may be via e-mail or by phone.)

Step 9:

Contacting us with questions:

We strongly recommend addressing questions about Orientation to us by e-mail, if possible. When contacting us by e-mail ( 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.–4:00 p.m.

Step 10 (Optional):

Inform us if you have any documented disability:

IUP is committed to serving students with disabilities. Access and accommodations provided during Orientation are separate from those provided when you are a student. Thus, if you have a disability, in addition to indicating needs on the Orientation enrollment form, complete and return the orange Declaration of Disability form (response envelope provided). This lets us know if you need access, accommodations, or services during your IUP career, after Orientation, due to a disability (See Disability Support).

Step 11:

We will see you at Orientation!

  • Advising and Testing Center
  • Pratt Hall, Room 216
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4067
  • Fax: 724-357-2889
  • Office Hours for Orientation Questions
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.