Helpful Information for Registered Visiting Students

Now that you are registered, this information will help you learn how to use your MyIUP account.

Helpful Tips and How-To's

Check Your IUP Email

Access your email via mail.iup.edu. Your access to your email account uses the same username and password as MyIUP.

Please check your IUP email daily because this is the official method of communication at IUP. If you have problems accessing your account, please contact IT Support via ihelp, at 724-357-4000 or it-support-center@iup.edu for help.

Transfer Your Credits

Please visit the Registrar's Office to request an official transcript after you have completed your course. You will need to have this sent to your school.

Transfer Your Credits, Pennsylvania State System Visiting Students Only (both undergraduate and graduate)

If you are a State System visiting student, both your credit and grade will transfer back to your home school. IUP will automatically send the transcript to your registrar's office.

Drop/Add a Course

Please send an email from your IUP email account, including your student ID number that begins with the @ symbol, to visiting-student@iup.edu requesting the course(s) to be added or dropped. Dual enrollment students need to contact their school counselor if they wish to drop/add a course for approval. An email requesting the change for dual enrollment needs sent to Kristen O'Hara at kaohara@iup.edu

Withdrawal from a Course

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 724-357-2217 or registrars-office@iup.edu. Dual enrollment students who wish to withdraw from a course must contact their school counselor for approval. An email requesting the withdrawal needs to be sent to kaohara@iup.edu

Order Your Textbooks

Log in to MyIUP under the Academics tab at the top of the page. Scroll down to course registration and textbooks and select Print your booklist. This page will show you the books required for your course.

Pay Your Bill

The bill will be sent electronically to your IUP email account. IUP has implemented an electronic billing and online payment service through IUP EasyPay. It is accessible from the Student Billing website or through MyIUP.

Accessing Your Class

Online courses can be accessed through MyIUP. You will need to check both D2L and Moodle to see which platform is being used to teach your class. Please remember that some faculty members do not open their class until the first day of the semester. Your class may not be visible in D2L or Moodle prior to the first day of class.

 

Get Ready to Take Your Course

Expand the box below for some tips on how to be prepared for class.

  1. Be sure you log in to the MyIUP portal.

  2. Configure access to your IUP email account and check it daily.

    • IUP email is the university's official means of communication. Bills and official announcements will be sent there. If you use another email, your professors will not be sure of your identity.

    • Your registration confirmation will include instructions to access your IUP email.

    • You will use MyIUP to manage passwords, see registration information and final grades, and much more.

  3. Get the minimum hardware and software for your course.

    • Hardware and software recommendations are provided in the Computing Guidelines for Online Learning.

      • IUP provides a library of academic software for home use for students enrolled in credit courses, such as Office 365, anti-malware software, and more. Visit IT Support's Software page and click the links in the left-hand menu.

      • Obtain an office productivity suite. Microsoft Office is recommended, provided at no cost to students.

      • Obtain any specialized software or hardware listed in your course description.

  4. Order your textbooks from the IUP Co-op Store.

    • Log in to MyIUP, visit the Academics page, and then Order My Textbooks;

    • Or, call the store at 724-357-3067.

  5. Familiarize yourself with the Learning Management System used in your course.

    • Most instructors use D2L or Moodle, but you may also encounter publisher packs, MyMathLab, and other systems.

    • If you do not know what LMS will be used, contact your instructor. Your instructor is listed in the course schedule.

    • If your course is not open by the first day of classes, call the department offering the course.

    • Get started with D2L

    • Get started with Moodle

  6. Make arrangements for proctored exams, if your course requires them.

  7. If you need technical or other assistance, see Technical Support or Help and Resources.