A second degree student at IUP is a student who has already earned a bachelor’s degree from IUP or any other accredited institution and is interested in pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.
You must complete a minimum of 30 additional IUP credits beyond those earned in your initial bachelor’s degree and meet the requirements for graduation established by the academic department and college in which the new degree is to be earned.
If you are one of the first two types of second degree students, you will work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Learn about the requirements.
Students interested in earning a second teaching certification will work directly with the Office of Extended Studies. Please call 724-357-2292 for more information.
Students who are applying for
admission to IUP as a second degree candidate must submit the following for
Second degree students apply as
transfer students, since we collect college transcripts and perform a credit evaluation.
Once all pieces of the application are received, your file will go to the
committee for review.
Admission is based primarily on
academic performance from the previous institution(s) attended. You must have a
cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all
post-secondary institutions attended, and you must meet the minimum
requirements established by the academic department to which you are
applying. Second degree and transfer students share requirements for many
See if your intended program has additional minimum requirements.
In addition, our admissions decision considers other evidence of student performance and the ability to be a successful student. If you have attended more than one school, we will calculate a combined cumulative GPA from all schools.
Once you are admitted to IUP, submit your $150 tuition deposit. Once received, we will provide you with information regarding your next steps for orientation, advisement and registration, and other key student service areas.
Use the Second Degree Student Virtual Orientation site to help you!