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Nondegree Programs

Non-degree programs at the School of Graduate Studies and Research

One Course Only

Applicants who have never previously taken graduate-level coursework at IUP are eligible for the One Course Only option. Full application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research is not required. Students who take their first course under the One Course Only option must apply and be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research before taking additional courses.

Continuing Certification Admission for Educators (Level II Certification)

Credits taken under this category are not intended to lead to a degree program. This category is designed to assist teachers pursuing certification credits only. Along with a complete application, applicants must also submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee and a copy of their Level I Teaching Certificate.

Special Status

Awarded to an applicant who does not intend to pursue a graduate degree but only to enroll in graduate classes for which he or she is qualified. Students granted Special Status admissions who wish at a later time to pursue a graduate degree must apply to the degree program before completing twelve credits. Only under exceptional circumstances will courses taken under Special Status be applicable toward the degree. Along with the application, applicants must also submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, and a goal statement.

After submitting an application and documents related to the categories above, students (if admitted to IUP) will receive information from Graduate Admissions about how to register for coursework.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.