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IUP Transfer Orientation Process

Follow the steps below to become an IUP Spring 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 Spring Transfer Orientation.

*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:

Spring Transfer Orientation occurs on December 2, 2016, and January 20, 2017.

Transfer Orientation begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

Step 4:

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, and staying at one of the local hotels. 

Step 5

Enroll for Orientation:​

With the letter in hand, go to your MyIUP and “sign up for orientation.”

Step 6

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 Daniel Burkett at to discuss alternate arrangements. (You must be able to document the absence and need. Each case will be addressed individually.)  

Step 7:

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 8:

Your Orientation Confirmation:

Your Orientation confirmation will arrive approximately one week 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 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 (724-357-5658), 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:

We will see you at Orientation!