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What You Need to Know

  • Please read the instructions for the application for undergraduate admission for students new to IUP, and refer to the list of requirements.

    Please read the instructions that fit you to ensure a smooth application process.What to Submit and Special Requirements

    Freshman and Transfer Applicants:

    Complete the online application and submit your $25 application fee.


    • Official high school transcripts and/or GED.
    • Official SAT or ACT scores.†
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and and/or other schools—transfer and second bachelor’s degree students only
    • Personal Statement—students who have not been enrolled in high school or college for one or more years only
    • Cook Honors College Supplement Form—students applying to the Cook Honors College only. Find the form and additional instructions here.

    The following information is optional: 

    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Personal essay
    • Transcripts for college coursework completed in high school/dual enrollment (to receive academic credit at IUP)
    • AP test scores (to receive academic credit at IUP)  

    †SAT/ACT scores are not required for student who graduated more than two years ago, transfer, or second bachelor’s degree students.

    Special Major Requirements for Freshmen 

    Special Major Requirements for Transfer and Second Degree Students 

    International Student Admission 

    Culinary Admission 

    General Instructions

    Selecting a major

    When submitting the application, make sure to select both a first- and second-choice major. If you are not admissible to your first choice, we will consider you for your second option. If you submit improved transcripts and/or SAT scores with a request to be reconsidered for your first major, we will re-review your application and make any necessary changes, provided you’ve met the requirements and space is available. You do not need to reapply.

    If you are still deciding, please choose the major(s) in which you are most interested at the time of your application. If you are truly undecided, choose an undecided major in the academic college that includes most of your interests; each college has an undecided major. You will be able to choose a major in a different college in the future should your interests change.

    If you are interested in secondary education, look for your major according to the subject you intend to teach, or select undecided within the college that is most closely aligned with your interests, not Undeclared Teacher Education.

    If you are interested in a major that does not appear on this list, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for assistance.

    Decision timeline

    Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis (except for Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology). May 1 is the deposit deadline for securing your place in the class for the academic school year beginning in the Fall; your deposit of $150 indicates your intention to enroll at IUP and prompts the mailing of information regarding housing and orientation. IUP will continue to accommodate students after May 1 as space permits.