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.
Here you will find information about course registration procedures based on your student type.
Incoming transfer students MUST attend transfer student orientation in order to register for their courses. Students are invited at the point of admission to register for an orientation/registration program. Programs are held as follows:
Students are encouraged to submit the tuition deposit before registering for an orientation.
Second degree students must contact their respective academic departments for advisement/registration in order to schedule their courses. This is done on an individual basis. Please identify yourself as a second degree student when contacting the department.
Second degree students are not required to attend the incoming transfer student orientation.
Culinary students admitted for HOSP, FDNT, or FCSE must contact the respective academic department for advisement/registration. Culinary transfers who have completed the culinary program and are admitted to one of the above articulated programs are not required to attend transfer orientation to schedule their classes.