Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate Students

  • Although IUP reviews applications on a rolling basis, to provide ample time for obtaining visas in your country, those outside the United States must have all application materials submitted by July 1 to be considered for fall and by November 1 to be considered for spring.

    IUP does not permit international students to begin their studies in the summer, unless a student wants to take intensive English program classes at the American Language Institute before attending his or her degree program. Several IUP undergraduate degrees are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension. 

    Applicants who plan to study in the US on a non-immigrant visa are considered international students at IUP and should select “Not a US Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident” on the application and submit required documents. Applicants who are on an immigrant pathway, such as a Legal Permanent Resident, also known as having a green card, are not considered international students at IUP and should select “Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident of the US” on the application. Those who have a pending green card, are a refugee or asylum seeker, or are unsure of their visa type or limitations, please contact the Office of International Education at


    To be considered for admission to IUP, all international applicants must do the following:

    Complete an Undergraduate Application

    Apply online, download an application from the IUP Admissions office, or email for an application to be mailed to you. Submit all required documents for admission to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (see address below).

    Submit these additional documents for admission to IUP

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