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Major-Specific Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

 

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Transfer and second-degree students interested in any of the majors below must meet additional admission requirements beyond the IUP university minimum. 

Dietetics

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission to Dietetics. If you don't meet minimum requirements, you may be admitted to the Nutrition major, providing you meet minimum IUP university admission requirements. Learn more about these programs at the Food and Nutrition Department.

You must also have completed and earned at least a C grade in two of the following seven courses to be admitted to Dietetics:

  • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I
  • CHEM 102 College Chemistry II
  • CHEM 255 Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • BIOL 105 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 150 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 151 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 241 Microbiology 

Education

Student uses play food to provide nutritional information to clients

Students with 35 or fewer credits must have a GPA of 2.75.

Students with 36 or more credits must have a GPA of 3.0 AND passing PAPA scores to be considered for admission. As of April 2012, the PECT Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) is the means of assessing reading, mathematics, and writing skills for undergraduate candidates seeking a state-approved Pennsylvania educator preparation certificate.

Learn more about education majors at the Education Department.

Fine Arts

In addition to IUP university admission requirements, Fine Arts majors have additional requirements for departmental admission:

Art

Students admitted to the university who are interested in pursuing any of the Art majors at IUP are invited to a Fine Arts Exploration Day to learn more about the College of Fine Arts and to submit a portfolio of their work for review by the department. See the Art Department and  College of Fine Arts.

Music

Students admitted to the university who are interested in majoring in Music must attend a Fine Arts Exploration Day, during which they will learn more about the College of Fine Arts and audition for the program. See the Music Department for audition information.

Theater

Those students who wish to study Theater at IUP must attend a Fine Arts Exploration Day either to audition (if the student intends to focus on performance) or interview (if the student plans to concentrate on production). Admitted students are invited to these programs. Information about this process can be found at Theater and Dance Department.

Nursing

All students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission to Nursing. The Nursing Department admits students to the fall semesters only.

Nursing students practice medical examinations on a mannequin under the supervision of a faculty member

Because Nursing clinicals are scheduled over three years, it is required that transfers complete* the following courses in order to be admitted into Nursing at IUP:

  • CHEM 101
  • CHEM 102
  • Either BIOL 105 (Cell Biology) or the combination of BIOL 150 (Human Anatomy), BIOL 151 (Human Physiology), and BIOL 241 (Microbiology)

*A minimum grade of “C” in all science courses is required.

Note: Students are not permitted to begin clinicals without having completed these courses. Students who've not yet completed these required courses will delay their ability to register for clinical coursework, extending their total completion time for the Nursing program.

Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

The Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences major admits transfer students for the fall semester only.  It's recommended that you apply early, as there is limited availability for transfer into this major. Requirements for transfer students include the following:

Transfer students with 30 or fewer credits from their previous college or university:

You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed the following equivalent prerequisite courses:

  • MATH 105 College Algebra
  • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I OR PHYS 111/121 Physics I Lecture/Lab

Transfer students with 31+ credits from their previous college or university

You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed the following equivalent prerequisite courses:

  • MATH 105 College Algebra
  • MATH 217 Probability and Statistics
  • CHEM 101 College Chemistry I
  • CHEM 102 College Chemistry II
  • PHYS 111/121 Physics I Lecture/Lab
  • BIOL 104 Human Biology OR BIOL 155 Human Physiology and Anatomy

Learn more about Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

Spanish

Second-degree-seeking students interested in majoring in Spanish must complete an interview with the Spanish Department. Applicants who meet minimum admission requirements will be contacted to interview, after which a decision will be made.

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Fall semester admission deadlines:

  • February 15 (early review, in time for initial fall registration)
  • June 15 (final review for fall registration)

Spring semester admission deadline:

  • September 15

All transfer and second degree students interested in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology should apply and complete the additional requirements listed below. All requirements must be completed before the application is reviewed for admission.

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all college coursework, though a stronger academic record has typically been necessary to be competitive

Once we've received this information, your application will be reviewed on the next scheduled review date as listed above. All applicants who meet initial academic requirements will be notified to schedule the interview with the Speech-Language Pathology Department. Students who are not selected, but who meet university admissions requirements, will be notified of what options are available to them to choose before an official admissions decision is made.

Please contact Dr. David Stein, the Speech-Language Pathology Program director, at David.Stein@iup.edu, so that he is aware of your interest and can answer any questions.

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