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IUP January Admit Transfer Orientation Process 2015

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

Step 1:

Orientation is:

Helping students to get a strong start at IUP by understanding the university resources, knowing how to get involved, meeting people, understanding the university’s expectations, and knowing some transition issues that transfer students may face. Proper advising and appropriate course selection are critical to transfer student success as well.

Step 2:

Four Things You Must Know:

  1. IUP Orientation is mandatory.*
  2. Attend one Orientation for January transfer admits.
  3. Attend the earliest date possible for best course selection. The Orientation fee is on the spring bill (see FAQ on our website). No monies are needed to register for Orientation, although you must have paid your tuition deposit on or by the morning of Orientation.
  4. Read the FAQ for specific details about each program, program dates, program fees, and answers to commonly asked questions.

*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:

When Orientation Occurs:

There are two January admit transfer Orientation dates:

  • Friday, December 5, 2014, and Friday, January 16, 2015.
  • Select one of the two days. (The earlier date is strongly recommended for course selection.)
  • During a transfer Orientation program, you will be involved with Orientation from approximately 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

Step 4:

Placement Testing:

During Orientation, students in the College of Business; the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and the departments of Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Science and Allied Health (Clinical Lab Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and 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:

Prior Night/Overnight Arrangements:

  • December 5, 2014: If you are driving a long distance, you may want to consider arriving early, the night before Orientation, and making local hotel arrangements.
  • January 16, 2015: If you have previously contracted to reside on campus, you will move into the residence hall between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015. If you have not contracted to live on campus for the semester, and you are driving a long distance, you may want to consider arriving early, the night before Orientation, and making local hotel arrangements.

Step 6:

Register for Orientation:

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

Step 7:

Provide IUP Admissions with Your AP and/or Transfer Credits:

In addition to sending a transcript of prior coursework to Transfer Admissions, if you have AP, CLEP, or transfer credits, be sure to submit an official transcript to the IUP Office of Admissions, 117 Sutton Hall, 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, and parking information. (Confirmations for last-minute enrollments may be via e-mail.)

Step 9:

Contacting Us with Questions:

We strongly recommend addressing questions about Orientation to us by e-mail (, if possible. If you cannot e-mail us, our Orientation phone service hours are Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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.

Step 10 (Optional):

Inform Us if You Have Any Form of 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.

If you have a disability, in addition to indicating needs on the Orientation enrollment form, complete and return the orange Declaration of Disability form (a response envelope will be 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.–4:30 p.m.