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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for admission to IUP, all international applicants must do the following:
download an application from the IUP Admissions office, or email email@example.com for an application to be
mailed to you. Submit all required documents for admission to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (see address below).
$25 Application Fee
Fees are payable online or by sending a cashier’s check in US dollars.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
International students applying for an undergraduate degree program at IUP must demonstrate English proficiency. Residents of some countries do not need to submit scores.
Those from countries not waived can satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by one of the following methods:
Minimum Score forUndergraduate Admission
International students who have earned a C grade or higher in an English composition course equivalent to IUP’s ENGL 101 at another US college or university and have completed a total of 12 college-level credits will be eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS
International students who have attended high school in the Unites States may submit SAT/ACT scores and/or English AP scores for consideration for English proficiency. TOEFL/IELTS scores may be requested at the discretion of the Admissions committee.
International undergraduate students may apply or may be referred for conditional admission through the American Language Institute intensive
English program. Students who successfully complete nine credits through the Bridge program are eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
International Student Financial Statement
All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate that they have funding for at minimum the first year of attendance at IUP before an immigration document can be created. View our Undergraduate Program Cost Estimate below to view costs for two semesters of study at IUP (tuition, fees, room and board) and possible scholarships international students are eligible for. If a sponsor is someone other than a parent, a bank statement or letter from the sponsor
is required. Bank statements and letters cannot be more than one year old.
Official transcripts from a high school or other secondary school in English are required for all students.
If you wish to transfer credits from another college or university, make sure to indicate that you are a transfer student
on the application and forward your college transcripts, also. You will receive an evaluation of your credits during Orientation. Visit the Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System to
see if you can preview how your credits will transfer.
While we strongly encourage all students to submit transcripts using International Education Evaluations, World Education Services or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services foreign educational credential evaluation services, students from the following countries are required to submit their transcripts through this service:
Before you apply, please note that some services do charge a fee in order to process your information, and we recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible to ensure that your materials can be received, evaluated, and forwarded to IUP in a
timely manner. IUP cannot forward any transcripts to these providers, so please make sure you follow the appropriate protocol in order to expedite your application in the most cost-efficient way possible.
Transcripts from students who are not required to use a foreign educational credential evaluation service and are sent to IUP directly must have the official seal of the institution.
Please upload or submit a copy of your passport. If you have dependents (spouse and/or children), please include copies of their passport(s) as well.
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