Admitted Students

  • Congratulations, you’re admitted!

    By admitting you, we’re making a commitment to you. It's a commitment that can open doors and take you far.

    Make it official and commit to IUP. Accept your offer and pay your tuition deposit to secure your spot, and get ready to love your college experience!


    Want to check out a few things first?

    We understand. We’re confident that the more you get to know us, the more you’ll like us. So check out our virtual and in-person visit options that will give you a glimpse into life at IUP. 

    See 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, dining facility, academic building, library, the Oak Grove, and more.

  • Next Steps for Admitted Students

    Woohoo! It’s time to get started.

    When you join the IUP community, you join a family for life. Now let’s get the ball rolling!

    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

    Get celebrated as an admitted student. Learn about anything from financial aid to studying abroad to getting involved on campus. Check your email for more information on these events. 

    3. Get Social

    If you don’t already follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook—what are you waiting for? We’re @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. 

    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. Keep an eye out for sign-up dates 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, participate in your Zoom orientation meetings. 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:

    10. Get Packing

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

    11. 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!