The application for fall 2022 opens July 1, and we will be offering same-day admissions decisions at our Saturday campus tour programs. To receive your same-day admission decision, you’ll need to bring
your transcript (unsealed is fine) and fill out an application (you can do that
here or online a few days before your visit). Reserve your spot now because times fill up fast.
Join us for IUP Decision Days and skip the drama of waiting
for an acceptance letter. Tour campus, meet the people who will help you
achieve your goals, see if you qualify for a Sutton Scholarship, and get an
admissions decision the same day. What’s not to love? Spots are limited, so
Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about who should attend and what you can expect!
To receive a decision on the day you visit, follow these steps:
The admissions committee will review your application materials while you are touring campus. By the time you are ready to leave campus, you’ll know your decision.
All visitors are welcome on a Decision Day, regardless of whether you plan to apply. This event includes all of the features of our regular weekday visits.
Registration is required. Register by clicking the red button above. Complete the registration form using the student’s information and email address. If there’s more than one prospective student in your group, please register each individually, but include
any adults and other guests in the registration of only one student.
We suggest you register as soon as possible because these events often reach capacity far in advance. After you submit the registration form, confirmation materials will be emailed to both the student and parent email address (if provided) listed on the
Last year's Decision Day in Philadelphia took place on November 19, 2019. (School excuses were available for students who attended.) Watch for the next Decision Day in Philadelphia—date to be announced!
What are the benefits of attending the program?
There are many benefits for students in all situations. If you are able to be admitted, you will be. Knowing you are admitted to college early in your senior year should set the stage for the successful completion of your high school diploma. If you are not admissible, you will have an opportunity to speak with IUP admissions counselors about your options. Knowing early will help you make choices about improving your classroom performance and/or retaking the SATs or ACTs in order to become admissible. Either way, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about campus.
Is the decision binding?
No. Whether you are admitted at a Decision Day during the summer or in March, you have until May 1 to decide if IUP is the school you would like to attend.
Can I reapply if I am not admitted?
You actually don't have to reapply. We keep your application and encourage you to submit new academic information (first quarter transcripts, senior year SAT/ACT scores) so that we may reevaluate your opportunities for admission. Attending the program will give you a chance to learn firsthand about improvements you should make during your senior year.
Is the Decision Day open to all majors?
While the event is technically open to all majors, students applying to majors with special requirements may not get a decision that day.
Fine arts majors (art, music, theater, and interdisciplinary fine arts/music theater or dance arts) will be invited to an “Experience IUP-Fine Arts” program to audition/submit portfolios for departmental admission consideration. They will be notified at the Decision Day regarding their admission to the university.
Can I attend this program if I am interested in the Honors College?
While you are welcome to attend this program and can be informed of your standard admission status, you will not be informed of your Honors College admission at this event. For Honors College admission, you must submit the Honors College supplement, and you will be notified according to their admission timeline.
Can I attend the program if I am not applying?
Absolutely. We welcome all visitors to participate. However, we do strongly encourage seniors who plan to apply to IUP to do so at this event so that we may better assist you.