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 Virtual 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. 

    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 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:

    Parents and family members, this one’s for you: Instead of parent and family orientation, we’ve got a series of Wednesday Webinars (April–August) on things like billing, housing, health and well-being, and more.   

    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, clicking into IUP EasyPay, and finding 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. 

    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!

  • Takeovers and Q&As

    Catch these students for weekly on Instagram for Q&As (most Tuesdays) and Takeovers (most Wednesdays). Watch live to engage and ask questions or check out the highlights for any you’ve missed.

    February 24 Takeover
    Brianna Adkins

    Brianna Adkins

    Major: Education/Dance Arts

    Hometown: Indiana, Pa

    Organizations: IUP Dance Theater Company, NAEA (co-president), APO

    March 2 Q&A
    Lydia Miller

    Lydia Miller

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Butler, Pa

    Organizations: Sutton Scholars and NSLS

    Career Goals: I plan to graduate and pass my NCLEX then work in an ER. After two years I would like to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.

    March 3 Takeover
    Lauren Pizzini

    Lauren Pizzini

    Major: Criminology

    Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

    Organizations: I work 2 jobs on campus which are tours of campus and the IUP phonathon

    March 9 Q&A
    Shelby Hafler

    Shelby Hafler

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Schnecksville, PA

    Organizations: Alpha Tau Delta, Active Minds

    March 10 Takeover
    Imani Murdock-Laws

    Imani Murdock-Laws

    Major: Chemistry Pre-Med

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Organizations: NAACP IUP Chapter, CWIP (Collegiate Women In Progress) & AMSA (American Medical Student Association)

    March 16 Q&A
    Sydney Jones

    Sydney Jones

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Indiana, PA

    Organizations: Philanthropy chair of IUP Ambassadors, Senator for the college of health and human services in SGA FIMRC, Student worker for the office of Alumni and Friends, Si leader for Chem 101, Honors college

    March 17 Takeover
    Abby Williams

    Abby Williams

    Major: Chemistry

    Hometown: Liberty, PA

    Organizations: Cru, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Student Success Leader

    March 23 Takeover
    Jeremy Galloza

    Jeremy Galloza

    Major: Double Major (Theatre and Music

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Organizations: I am Vice President of TOST and Turned Theater Organization. I am also a member of APO Nu Omicron Chapter

    March 24 Q&A
    Madeline Mark

    Madeline Mark

    Major: Double Major Biology (Pre-Medical Track) and Clinical Laboratory Science

    Hometown: Havertown, PA

    Organizations: AMSA, Alpha Chi Sigma, Organ Donation Awareness, American, Chemical Society, Pre-Soma, Residence Hall Council, College Democrats, ARC Blood Drive

    March 30 Q&A
    Jhoana Aguilera

    Jhoana Aguilera

    Major: Marketing

    Hometown: West Chester, PA

    Organizations: Laso, PGN, Honors College, Promising Scholars Program

    March 31 Takeover
    Kaitlyn Stossel

    Kaitlyn Stossel

    Major: Early Childhood Education

    Hometown: Indiana, PA

    Organizations: Women's Club Volleyball, Sutton Scholar, Provost Office Employee, Promising Scholar

    April 9 Q&A
    Lauren Eylicio

    Lauren Eylicio

    Major: General Management/Entrepreneurship

    Hometown: Economy Borough, PA

    Organizations: Delta Phi Epsilon

    April 13 Q&A
    Jorge Tapia Becerril

    Jorge Tapia Becerril

    Major: Political Science Pre-Law

    Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

    April 14 Takeover
    Caitlin Chavis

    Caitlin Chavis

    Major: Theater

    Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

    Organizations: IUP theater by the groove and the Cook Honors College

    April 21 Takeover
    Tatiana Cleffi

    Tatiana Cleffi

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Ivyland, PA

    Organizations: United IUP, Latino Student Organization, Her Campus, and I play hockey in a league in Indiana

    April 28 Takeover
    Dremond King

    Dremond King

    Major: Marketing

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Organizations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

    April 30 Q&A
    Enoch Tariku

    Enoch Tariku

    Major: Education

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Organizations: Student Film Association (SFA) Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)