Admitted Students

Congratulations, you’re admitted!

We believe in you. We think you have what it takes.

Whether you're following your dreams or exploring majors to find the one that's right for you, we'll help you make it happen.

Work hard. Get involved. Have fun.

Most of all, get ready for what comes next. Prepare to succeed wherever your path leads you.

Choose IUP today. We think you'll love it here.

You'll be challenged here, but you won't be on your own. We back you up with a network of people and resources ready to help you succeed. From finding a tutor, to choosing a major, to doing student research, we've got you covered.

Morgan Glasser

"All of my professors made sure that I was learning. They really cared that, you know, we had the information we needed to go forth. And they kind of put this beautiful `bow tie on us, and they're ready to send us out into this world and really make a difference."

Life at IUP
Join your favorite clubs, go to shows and concerts on campus, read on a blanket in the Oak Grove, cheer on the Hawks teams, or walk to restaurants and coffee shops in downtown Indiana. There's so much to love about life at IUP!

Students in the Oak Grove

"Multiple visits to other colleges made it hard to choose at first, but as soon as I toured on campus and saw the students here, I just sort of knew this is where I wanted to go. There is something really inviting about IUP."

Housing and Dining
Our residence halls feature Living-Learning Communities and give you a home right in the heart of campus. For dining, you'll enjoy a variety of delicious options, as well as campus spots for Starbucks, Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Chick-fil-A.

Students in a residence hall

"I met my best friend when I met my first roommate."

Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is key. Use our tool to estimate your costs for the first year. Have questions? See our website for answers or contact us. Most of our students receive financial aid, and we'll do our best to help you, too.

Student in classroom

"I'm extremely happy that I chose to go to IUP. It provided me with a well-rounded education, and I couldn't have wished for a better college experience. IUP offers a really great value."

Plan for the Long Term
Your education can pay off for the rest of your life. Get started at the Career and Professional Development Center, where you'll find career coaching, mock interviews, internship information, and more.

Student at the Career Development Center

"I worked with the career center to get my resume ready. I'm doing mock interviews next."

Prep for Orientation
Can't wait to get started? You're in luck! Our orientation programs are just around the corner. We'll have resources for parents, too. Be ready. Mark your calendar. We'll see you there!

Two students sitting in the Oak Grove

"A tour is really worth your while. The dorms are more than anyone could expect, and the campus is small and safe. It is the perfect place to be proud of, where you call home for the four or so years after high school."

Visit Campus... From Home

Other than being here in person, it's the best way to see IUP. Tour campus through videos and photographs, with stops at a residence hall, a dining facility, an academic building, the library, the Oak Grove, and more.

Next Steps for Admitted Students

You've been admitted? Here's what you should do next.

1. Get Excited

You're on the way to new things. Great things. Your determination and curiosity will carry you far.

2. Participate in an Admitted Student Experience

Join us for an action-packed Experience IUP event and catch information sessions about just about anything you've got questions on like financial aid, housing, involvement, and orientation. We've got so many options - pick at least one or join them all.

3. Get Social

If you don't already follow us on Instagram and Twitter what are you waiting for? Find us @IUPAdmissions to connect with other students and get all the important dates and information. Our main accounts are @IUPedu everywhere. Tag us and use #IUPBound to let us know what you're up to as you prepare to start your college journey. Bonus points if you post a picture with the poster from your admission packet.

4. Determine Your Financial Aid

You can file your FAFSA (that's the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as October 1 of the year before you start college. You need it for grants, student loans, and work-study funds. Heads-up: complete it by January 15 for maximum consideration. (Have questions? We're happy to help.)

5. Look For Scholarships

You'll automatically be considered for IUP scholarships when you are admitted. If you're offered a scholarship, you'll get that information in the mail a few weeks after you get your admission packet. You'll also want to investigate other scholarships. Find some ideas on the Financial Aid web page.

6. Commit to IUP to Reserve Your Place

We can't wait for you to arrive! Commit to IUP by accepting your offer and paying your $150 tuition deposit. Move fast and commit to IUP early to get your first choice of housing options.

7. Activate Your MyIUP Account

MyIUP is one of the important tools you'll use at IUP. Use it to stay updated on all the things you need to do, like register for orientation, which you'll want to do quickly after you make your deposit. Look for more information from us on how to activate your account after you submit your tuition deposit.

8. Select Your Room and Roommate

You can research your housing options on the website. Then, use our roommate matching tool to find the perfect fit. This is when you'll choose your meal plan, too. You'll be able to sign up after you submit your tuition deposit.

9. Sign up for Online Summer Orientation and Wrap Up Your Paperwork

Take placement tests, complete your HAWKS 100 and 101 courses, and participate in orientation. Once you're an official IUP student, be on the lookout for additional messaging via your IUP email account. You'll also need to take care of a few details and fill out some forms:

Parents and family members, this one's for you: We'd love to have you come for parent and family orientation! It is held on the same day as your student's orientation. You can sign up after they register for their orientation program. Learn more here!

10. Set up Parent/Guardian Access to Billing and Academic Records (optional)

Once you've activated your MyIUP account, you'll be able to set up authorized users to access payment/billing and academic record information. These forms are not required. As a student, it is your choice who will be able to access your information. To allow parents/guardians to access and manage your billing and payments through EasyPay, go into the Finances tab, click into IUP EasyPay, and find Authorized Users on the right-hand side of the page. To allow parents/guardians to access academic records and information, fill out the Student Record Release Authorization form.

11. Order Textbooks

After you get your class schedule (which will happen after attending orientation and filling out your academic interest survey), you can visit the IUP Co-op Store online to order your books. It's easy! Plus, they give you step-by-step instructions for ordering including information on how you can use a financial aid refund to make the purchase.

Expecting a financial aid refund? Here's the quickest way to get it.

Financial Aid Refunds

Your Financial Aid will be used to pay all of your IUP Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meal Plan fees.  Any overpayment as a result of your financial aid will be refunded to you. The quickest way for IUP to get your Financial Aid Refund is to sign up for direct deposit. By signing up for this, your refund check will be directly deposited into your bank account. You can do this in the “Finances” section of MyIUP.  Otherwise, a paper refund check will be mailed to your home address.

12. Get Packing

Plan what you'll bring with you (check the rules and pack for some winter days, too).

13. Get Ready To Grow

Once you start college, your life won't be the same. As we challenge you to unlock your potential, you'll see the world in a whole new way. We'll be with you every step of the way. You're one of us now!