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Freshman Application Instructions


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Marc Colon

Why I Love IUP

“I went to all the university conferences at my high school in Philly. Shawn in the IUP Multicultural Resources Office saw my leadership experience and academic credentials; he understood what I have to offer. He communicated often and made me feel like an asset."

Marc Colón, Class of 2016
Finance major, Business Honors Program; Promising Scholars full-tuition scholarship; project associate, CALSA: Caring About Latino Student Achievement; intern–consultant, Small Business Development Center

Why I Love IUP: Student Stories

Your best bet is to read these instructions entirely before applying.

Step 1: Review admission requirements

  1. Review Freshman Admission Requirements.

Steps 2–4: Complete the application

  1. Complete the online application. Or download a paper application.
  2. Indicate your first- and second-choice majors. If you’re not admissible to your first, you’ll be considered for your second.
    • If you submit improved transcripts and/or SAT scores with a request to be reconsidered for your first choice, we’ll re-review your application, provided that space is available. You don’t need to reapply. 
    • If you're unsure: Choose the majors you feel most interested in now, or choose an “undecided” major in the academic college that includes most of your interests. You can change your major and even college later. 
    • Students interested in secondary education: Look for your major according to the subject you want to teach or select “undecided” in the college that's most closely aligned with your interests. Donot choose "Undeclared Teacher Education."
    • If you're interested in a major not on the list: Contact the Admissions Office for assistance.
  3. Provide any additional information that may be required for your major by the academic department. See Special Requirements for Freshmen in Specific Majors.

Step 5: Pay the application fee

  1. Submit your $50 application fee.

Step 6: Submit required materials

  1. Submit required materials:

Step 7: Consider submitting optional materials

  1. You may also submit these optional materials:
    • Letter(s) of recommendation 
    • Personal essay 
    • Transcripts for college coursework completed in high school/dual enrollment (to receive academic credit at IUP) 
    • AP test scores (to receive academic credit at IUP)
  • Admissions Office
  • Sutton Hall, Suite 120
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2230
  • Fax: (724) 357-6281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.