Your First Week at IUP

  • Orientation

    IUP provides a mandatory three- to four-day International Student Orientation Program for all new students. You are required to attend. It is not optional. It will cover basic and important issues that will enable you to settle quickly into life at IUP and the Indiana community itself. Even if you have had prior experience in the U.S., we require that you attend. You can also download the International Handbook.

    Submit the International Orientation Transportation Confirmation Form after receiving your visa and making flight plans. E-mail questions to intl-education@iup.edu.

  • Registering for Classes

    Graduate students should contact their graduate coordinators, listed on the IUP admission letter, for advising and a registration pin number. Most graduate departments prefer students register for classes prior to coming to the United States.

    Registration for undergraduate students will be done during Orientation. Schedules of your classes will be constructed at that time and not prior to your arrival at IUP. A range of seats in courses are being held for international students during Orientation.

    If you are concerned about classes, please contact your department with questions. Generally, the Office of International Education staff members are not your academic advisors. 

  • Connecting to IUP Wired and Wireless Internet

    A web-based utility called iconnect.iup.edu now makes it easier to configure and connect to the IUP wired network, regardless of your platform (PC or Mac) or operating system.

    You must know your IUP username and network password to use iconnect. See instructions for How to Reset Your Own Network Password.

    Residential Network Setup
    To use iconnect.iup.edu to connect your machine to the wired network, you must connect your machine to an active jack in your residence hall room, using an Ethernet cable.

    Wireless Setup

  • Paying Your Tuition Bill

    To pay IUP tuition, fees, medical evacuation/repatriation fee, immigration fee, orientation fee, and, if applicable, room and meals, please be prepared to make appropriate banking arrangements upon your arrival. All students should be prepared to pay their IUP bill at the end of the orientation program. A local on-campus bank representative (PNC) will attend orientation and assist all students interested in opening a PNC bank account. Other banks have student accounts as well and are within walking distance of IUP. 

    Please Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time. Prices are usually increased in July for the next academic year. All prices listed on immigration documents and brochures are estimates and are subject to change. 

  • Financial Assistance and Partial Tuition Waiver

    All degree-seeking, international students (F-1 or J-1 visa status) are reviewed for financial assistance from IUP’s Office of International Education. Students on other visa types or legal permanent residence (green card) are not eligible for any OIE funding. Graduate students may also be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship in their department. Contact your academic department for an application.

  • Family Resources

    International students and scholars who choose to bring their families to the US while studying at IUP may have questions about medical facilities, schools, and entertainment. The link below provides a list of resources available to families while in Indiana, Pennsylvania. We encourage all family members to purchase health insurance while here. Please contact our office with any additional questions you may have.

    Family Resources