An IUP transfer applicant is a person who has attempted 12 or more college-level, non-developmental, non-technical academic credits at a post-secondary institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies. Students cannot be considered first-time students once coursework has been attempted.
Individuals who have attempted fewer than 12 post-secondary college credits at the time of application apply as transfers, but high school information--grades and test scores--will be factored into the admission decision.
Students who complete college courses as part of a high school diploma may earn college credit, but are considered freshman, or first-time applicants.
You should apply at least one semester before you plan to enroll at IUP. It is always best to apply early to ensure admission, especially to those programs limited in size (such as Nursing). Applying earlier provides more time for the review of credits and understanding how they fit into your intended major, as well as determining if IUP is the best choice for you.
A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all post-secondary 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.
There is no language requirement for admission. However, some departments have a language requirement for graduating from the university.
Some departments require transfer students to meet major-specific admission requirements in addition to university admission requirements. Please contact Admissions with questions.
A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
You must also have completed two of the following seven:
CHEM 101 College Chemistry ICHEM 102 College Chemistry IICHEM 255 Biochemistry and NutritionBIOL 150 Human AnatomyBIOL 240 Human PhysiologyBIOL 241 Introductory Medical Microbiology
*A minimum grade of “C” in all science courses is required.
If you don’t meet minimum requirements, you may be admitted to the nutrition major, providing you meet minimum IUP university admission requirements.
Learn more about these programs at the Food and Nutrition Department.
Minimum required GPA of 3.0
One of the following test options is required as basic skills assessment for teacher education:
Learn more about education majors at the Teacher Education Department.
Students who intend to major in the fine arts are required to:
after they have earned admission to IUP.
An e-mail will be sent to the address given on the application with a link to register for an Experience IUP: Fine Arts day,
held throughout the year for students to audition or provide portfolios. Admission to the major of choice is determined by the appropriate department and will be communicated via mail.
Students who wish to earn a BFA in studio art first must be admitted into the BA program in studio art; during their second year, students must submit a portfolio for review by the Art Department in order to be eligible for the BFA program. Learn more
about these majors at the Art Department, Music Department, and Theater Department.
IUP no longer accepts transfer students into the nursing major.
Students who have an LPN license and second degree students who wish to attend IUP, may apply but must have equivalents to the following courses in order to be considered:
Admission to the nursing major is dependent upon meeting academic requirements and space availability. You can refer to the Nursing Department site for additional information.
Students who meet general university admission requirements, but who cannot be admitted to nursing, may be admitted to IUP in a different major. Students who fall into this category should consider other healthcare majors at IUP.
Required minimum GPA of 3.0
Fall semester admission only. It’s recommended that you apply early, as there is limited availability for transfer into this major.
Learn more about Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences
Second-degree-seeking students only:
An interview with the Foreign Language Department is required. Applicants who meet minimum admission requirements will be contacted to interview, after which a decision will be made.
All transfer and second-degree students interested in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology should apply and complete the additional requirements listed below. All requirements must be completed before the application is reviewed for admission.