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Winter Session FAQ

I have never taken an online course before. What can I expect?

Distance Education is very popular at IUP, with more than 7,000 students enrolled in online courses each year. Rather than listen to the professor, take notes, and join in discussion in a classroom setting, you will interact with everyone through your computer. Although every course is different, students are generally asked to read from a textbook, journal article, or Web page and respond to guide questions. You may be asked to comment on other students’ responses. Research papers are sometimes assigned or you may be a member of a group project. With the exception of quizzes and exams, you may set your own schedule during the day or evening for the completion of assignments. Sometimes, exams must be completed online during a specific time period.

Is this course part of the spring semester?

No. This is a separate session. You will earn credits and receive a grade before the spring semester begins.

What is the cost?

Tuition and fees are viewable on the Bursar’s website.

Where should I start if I want to take a Winter Session course?

Current IUP Students

Registration begins on October 15, 2014. You may schedule your course through MyIUP. We recommend that you contact your advisor to discuss the course(s) you should take during Winter Session. An alternate PIN is not required for winter registration.

Non-IUP Students

Complete the online application and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Submit a copy of your transcripts in PDF format (unofficial are accepted for Winter Session) via e-mail to

PASSHE Visiting Students – Transfer Grade/Credit

Students attending another Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institution are able to transfer the credit and the grade back to their home institution.

Students should complete a Visiting Student Application and submit it along with a copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are accepted).

Must I travel to campus to buy my textbook?

You may order your textbook from the IUP Co-op Store via phone: 1-800-537-7916 or on the Web.

How can I use the IUP Library?

What if I experience technical difficulties?

Will the courses I take at IUP during Winter Session transfer back to my college?

Students who are currently enrolled at another Pennsylvania State System university may transfer the grade and credit back to their college. Students must complete a Visiting Student Application and submit it with their transcript (unofficial is acceptable for the winter session) to: Adult and Continuing Education, Suite 100 Keith Hall, 390 Pratt Drive, Indiana PA 15705.

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