Second Degree Students: Application and Enrollment Steps

  • Students who are applying for admission to IUP as a second degree candidate must submit the following for consideration:

    • Application 
    • Final, official high school transcripts
    • College transcripts from all colleges attended

    Second degree students apply as transfer students, since we collect college transcripts and perform a credit evaluation. Once all pieces of the application are received, your file will go to the committee for review.

    Admission is based primarily on academic performance from the previous institution(s) attended. You must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all post-secondary institutions attended, and you must meet the minimum requirements established by the academic department to which you are applying.  Second degree and transfer students share requirements for many specific programs.

    Follow this link to see if your intended program has additional minimum requirements.

    In addition, our admissions decision considers other evidence of student performance and the ability to be a successful student. If you have attended more than one school, we will calculate a combined cumulative GPA from all schools. 

    Once you are admitted to IUP, you will let us know you plan to attend by submitting your $150 tuition deposit. Once received, we will provide you with information regarding your next steps for orientation, advisement and registration, and other key student service areas.

    Use the Second Degree Student Virtual Orientation site to help you!