US states regulate education within their borders, including online programs from other states and portions of courses conducted face-to-face in their state. These laws may affect online programs as well as internships and other activities conducted outside
IUP is now operating under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). We can accept students from other SARA states and send students for field experiences in SARA states.
Field experience coordinators should consult the wiki above to learn more.
All IUP students, regardless of residency, should check our interactive
state authorization map when planning an internship or other field experience outside Pennsylvania.
Current IUP students who wish to change majors to an online program that they will complete while located outside Pennsylvania should check our
state authorization map.
If you are a legal resident of a state other than Pennsylvania and would like to participate in an IUP online program while you are outside Pennsylvania:
The difference between “location” and “domicile” is important at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for complying with several state and federal regulations. “Location” is where a student is physically situated while participating in university activities.
“Domicile” applies to the state where a student is a permanent resident.
At IUP, student location is initially determined by the information provided by the student at the time of enrollment. Student location can be changed through numerous university procedures/processes:
Students applying to IUP programs that lead to licensure and/or certification in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure/certification requirements. Please check licensure requirements by state at CareerOneStop,
or use these discipline-specific CareerOneStop links:
Students who wish to file a complaint should first seek to resolve the issue internally at IUP. Prospective students should contact either Undergraduate Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Graduate
Admissions (email@example.com). If you are a currently enrolled student, please contact your department chairperson. If your complaint is not related to a grade appeal or student conduct violation,
and if it cannot be resolved internally, you may then contact the
Pennsylvania Department of Education to file a complaint.