Summer 2021 enrollment for this program is not yet open. Please check back for details.
Introduction to Higher Education is an early-entrance freshman experience for first-year students sponsored by the Department of Developmental Studies and scheduled during the week before fall semester.
The experience includes enrollment in two one-credit courses: Introduction to Higher Education (DVST 150) and Strategies for Success in Collegiate Mathematics (Math 150), workshops, seminars, tours, and other informational and social activities.
Many times, students experience difficulties adjusting to college. People may have already told you, “College is not like high school!” But what is college like? Are you nervous about where to go and what to do? Do you wonder what classes will
be like? Do you know how to be successful in college?
Studies show that when students are given an early, formal introduction to college, they are more likely to experience satisfaction and to graduate. Colleges and universities often offer seminars to students during the freshman year, when students especially
need support, knowledge, and skills.
IUP is offering a pre-college program to a limited number of first-year students through the Department of Developmental Studies. The program is called Introduction to Higher Education and is designed to help you make a satisfactory transition to the
college experience and to enhance your chances for academic success.
Early check-in! Arrive one week early (move-in required on August 15) to get settled in to your new housing assignment.
Enrollment in two one-credit classes: (1) DVST 150: Introduction to Higher Education (for graduating credit) and (2) Math 150 (Strategies for Success in Collegiate Mathematics). Both courses count for graduating credit!
Workshops, tours, and social activities in collaboration with Welcome Week programming.
Students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited!
*Tuition is 319.00 per credit; both courses are included in this total.†Fees included: Tech Fee, Activity Fee, and Instructional Fee, which are billed per credit.
The completed payment page will serve as confirmation of participation in the Intro to Higher Ed program. An information packet will be mailed the first week of August based on move-in date.
Or, you may mail the $50 deposit in the form of a check or money order to the address below. Please indicate the student’s name, address, phone number, and Banner ID.
Department of Developmental StudiesPratt Hall, Room 202201 Pratt DriveIndiana, PA 15705-1003
The remaining cost will appear on your fall bill. The $50 deposit is nonrefundable for cancellations or no-shows.