If you completed college courses as part of a high school diploma, you may earn college credit, but you are considered a freshman, or first-time applicant, rather than a transfer applicant.
You are a transfer applicant if…
If you have attempted fewer than 12 post-secondary college credits at the time of application, you’ll apply as a transfer, but your high school information—grades and test scores—will be factored into the admission decision. You cannot be considered a first-time student once coursework has been attempted outside of high school.
You should apply at least one semester before you plan to enroll at IUP. It is always best to apply early to ensure admission, especially to those programs limited in size. Applying early provides more time for reviewing your credits and for understanding how they fit into your intended major.
A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all post-secondary institutions attended is required. If you’ve attended more than one school, we’ll calculate a combined cumulative GPA.
If you apply to IUP before completing your first semester at another institution, your admission decision may be based on high school information, pending receipt of your final college transcript at the completion of the semester.
There is no language requirement for admission. However, some departments have a language requirement for graduating from the university.
Some departments require transfer students to meet major-specific admission requirements in addition to university admission requirements. Please contact Admissions with questions.
A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
You must also have completed two of the following seven:
CHEM 101 College Chemistry ICHEM 102 College Chemistry IICHEM 255 Biochemistry and NutritionBIOL 150 Human AnatomyBIOL 240 Human PhysiologyBIOL 241 Introductory Medical Microbiology
*A minimum grade of “C” in all science courses is required.
If you don’t meet minimum requirements, you may be admitted to the nutrition major, providing you meet minimum IUP university admission requirements.
Learn more about these programs at the Food and Nutrition Department.
Minimum required GPA of 2.75
Minimum required GPA of 3.0
One of the following test options is required as basic skills assessment for teacher education:
Learn more about education majors at the Teacher Education Department.
Required minimum GPA of a 2.5.
Students who intend to major in the fine arts are required to do one of the following after they have earned admission to IUP:
An email will be sent to the address given on the application with a link to register for an Experience IUP: Fine Arts day,
held throughout the year for students to audition or provide portfolios. Admission to the major of choice is determined by the appropriate department and will be communicated via mail.
Students who wish to earn a BFA in studio art first must be admitted into the BA program in studio art; during their second year, students must submit a portfolio for review by the Art and Design Department in order to be eligible for the BFA program.
Learn more about these majors at the Art and Design Department, Music Department,
Theatre, Dance, and Performance Department.
IUP no longer accepts transfer students into the nursing major.
Students who have an LPN license and second degree students who wish to attend IUP, may apply but must have equivalents to the following courses in order to be considered:
Admission to the nursing major is dependent upon meeting academic requirements and space availability. You can refer to the Nursing Department site for additional information.
Students who meet general university admission requirements, but who cannot be admitted to nursing, may be admitted to IUP in a different major. Students who fall into this category should consider other healthcare majors at IUP.
Required minimum GPA of 3.0
Students can apply for fall or spring semester. Required minimum GPA of 2.5
Learn more about Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences
Second-degree-seeking students only:
An interview with the Foreign Language Department is required. Applicants who meet minimum admission requirements will be contacted to interview, after which a decision will be made.
All transfer and second-degree students interested in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology should apply and complete the additional requirements listed below. All requirements must be completed before the application is reviewed for admission.
Once admitted, you will have access to your MyIUP portal. The MyIUP portal is personalized for you and will help you locate important information as you consider IUP and once you decide to attend. Instructions on how to set up your account are included with your admission packet.
Once you have been admitted, an official credit evaluation will be performed and sent to you, usually within two weeks. The evaluation will list courses you have taken and any IUP equivalents. This first phase of the credit transfer process shows you how many of your credits will appear on your IUP transcript. Please remember that this is unofficial until we receive your final official transcript(s).
The second phase of understanding your credit transfer relates specifically to your chosen major. You must use the IUP catalog to determine which courses fulfill the specific requirements within your major. Your department has authority over the application of credits toward your degree and can help to clarify those courses that do not fit clearly within the constraints of the major once you enroll.
You are able to work with the Online Credit Evaluation System any time to determine, unofficially, how your courses will transfer. This system shows all courses that have been evaluated previously and their IUP equivalents. Courses that are not in this system have not been evaluated but may still be transferable. Your official evaluation will include all classes on your transcript.
If you believe a course was evaluated incorrectly, you can submit a reevaluation form with a syllabus for the course in question. The form and syllabus for each course submitted for review should be taken to the Office of Transfer Services, Sutton Hall, Room G26, for consideration.
You may pick up a form in Sutton Hall, Room G26, or download the Request for Review of Transfer Credits form.
Once you are admitted, you are asked to make a $150 tuition deposit to hold your place in the class. You will be invited to one of four New Transfer Student Advisement and Registration days during the summer. This one-day program will introduce you to the registration process, provide an informal advisement session with college faculty and representatives, and allow you to register and leave with a schedule at the end of the day. Because of course registration restrictions, you can only register on these selected days.
Students unable to attend a summer registration day will register during late registration, the day before classes begin each semester.
If you are considering transferring to IUP, but will attend your current institution for a semester or more before making the transition, you should plan your schedule so that the courses will transfer and satisfy your graduation requirements at IUP. Again, using the Online Credit Evaluation System and the IUP catalog will help you to select the best courses to take.
For students attending community colleges, to aid in your scheduling, we have listed courses that fulfill many of IUP’s requirements for graduation. View our community college guides.
Planning will help you to earn your degree in a timely manner.
If you need assistance during the transfer process, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions, home of Transfer Services. We can assist you through email or by phone, so do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 724-357-2230.
Here are general policies related to the application, admission, and credit evaluation at IUP.
Transfer students with 45 or more credits may not apply as undecided and must select a major as part of the transfer application process. Please contact the admissions office for guidance if you have questions.
For students who attend or have credits from more than one university, IUP will calculate a cumulative gpa including all credits from all schools for the purposes of admission.
The pre-eval is for students who want to find out how their credits will transfer from their current school before they decide to apply to IUP. Complete the Request for Pre-Evaluation form. Students may also view our online credit equivalency tool for more information about course equivalencies.
You will receive your official credit evaluation approximately two weeks after you’ve been accepted. It will be based upon all transcripts and courses reported as in progress as of the time of receipt. If you submit new transcripts, you will receive an updated version of your credit evaluation report.
If you believe your courses were evaluated incorrectly, please submit this form and the corresponding course syllabi for further review. A counselor will review and, if necessary, contact faculty for their final decision on course equivalencies.
To earn a degree from IUP, you must complete a minimum of 30 of your last 60 credits and at least 50 percent of your major credits through IUP curriculum.
Students must submit all final college transcripts in order to receive financial aid. While the admission decision can be made using unofficial/non-final transcripts, the final transcripts must be submitted in order to view your transfer credit on Degree Works and to further process any financial aid for which you are eligible.