Transfer Students

  • IUP welcomes transfer students!

    We review each application individually and make the decision we believe will best serve the student.

    Decisions are based primarily on academic preparation and performance. Although recommendations, activities, and the personal essay are factored in, they have greater impact for a student considered borderline in eligibility.

    In addition, we consider other evidence of student performance and the ability to be a successful college student.

    Course Work

    To see how courses have transferred in the past from your current school to IUP, please check the Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System.

    You should also request a pre-evaluation of your transfer credit. Very helpful!

    Grade Point Average

    A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all postsecondary 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.

    Major-Specific Requirements

    Some departments require transfer students to meet major-specific admission requirements in addition to university admission requirements. See Special Requirements for Transfer Students in Specific Majors.


    There is no language requirement for admission. However, some departments have a language requirement for graduating from the university.

    Rob Gretta

    From Transfer Student to IUP Faculty Member

    Rob Gretta transferred to IUP to further his theater education. Now, he’s educating future generations of IUP theater and dance students.

    Read more about Rob's story.

    Student and professor in nuclear medicine technology classroom

    Your Tools to Transfer

    Transfer FAQ

    Community College Articulation Agreements: IUP partnerships with community colleges in the area to help make transfer easier.

    Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System: See how courses have transferred in the past from your current school to IUP.

    Request a Credit Pre-Evaluation

    Major-Specific Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

    Undergraduate Catalog

    Admissions Office Scholarship for Transfer Students

    Visit IUP

    Total Transfer Day

    Our Saturday Visits are also a great way to see IUP: Transfer counselors are readily available to talk with you.

    Or call Transfer Services in the Admissions Office to schedule an individual appointment to visit campus: (724) 357-5553. 

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    Lojjik Braughler, Class of 2017
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