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Make a commitment to academic success this semester and set a goal to make the Dean’s List! To achieve this status, you must earn at least a 3.25 GPA for the semester. Check the
Department of Developmental Studies website for the Fall schedule of tutorials, supplemental instruction sessions, and workshops designed to help students prepare, advance, and excel.
Dr. Joyce ShantyAssociate Professor
Allied Health Coordinator
Johnson Hall, Room 243
1010 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15705-1063
Ms. Sherry KellyAllied Health Secretary
Johnson Hall, Room 244
1010 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15705-1063
Monday: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:00–10:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Appointments are appreciated.
Monday through Friday
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The allied health coordinator is the academic advisor for all clinical laboratory science students.
Registration for the Winter session and Spring semesters begins in mid-October. Registration for Fall semester and Summer sessions begins in mid-March. Schedules are available through
MyIUP and are typically posted several weeks before the registration period begins.
Clinical laboratory science students receive early registration times each semester and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get the best schedule possible. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with the allied health coordinator each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. At that meeting, students will receive their alternate Personal Identification Number (PIN) needed to access the registration system. Students may view the date and time when they can begin to register by
logging into URSA. Sign-up times for advising appointments are posted in mid-February and mid-September, and advisees are notified by e-mail when advising appointments begin.
While students are in their clinical year, advising information is typically shared by e-mail and regular mail.
Students are expected to check their IUP e-mail frequently and use their IUP e-mail address when sending e-mail to anyone in the IUP community. Important and helpful information is sent to students from the coordinator, secretary, registrar, and others. Assistance with the use of the IUP e-mail system and other technology support is available at the
IT Support Center.
URSA provides links to a wide variety of information and resources, including the academic calendar, schedules, financial aid and billing, grades, how to calculate a grade point average (GPA), and details about graduation. A link to Writing Intensive courses is also available on URSA.
Many students plan to take courses during the summer at other colleges or universities. This excellent strategy allows students to take a lighter course load during the academic year, pursue a special area of interest, or stay on track for the clinical year. Students interested in registering for courses at other colleges or universities should follow the steps listed below:
Program directors at the affiliating schools of clinical laboratory science encourage students to learn about the field. Consider the following actions that will help you become acquainted with the profession and strengthen your admission interview:
Plan to meet with the allied health coordinator during the Spring semester of the year preceding placement at a school of clinical laboratory science to review the application process.
IUP currently has established affiliating agreements with the following accredited Schools of Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology:
UPMC Altoona Regional Health System
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601-4899
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cooperative Medical Technology Program Of Akron
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Memorial Medical Center
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
410 North Lime
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-290-5511, Ext. 77354
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
St. Vincent Health Center
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544
PO Box 840
207 Foote Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14702-0840
1001 S. George Street
York, PA 17405-7198
To be competitive for selection by a School of Clinical Laboratory Science, students are expected to earn a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in required math and science courses. Offers for clinical site placement are competitive and not guaranteed by IUP.
Each School of Clinical Laboratory Science also has a policy for determining academic good standing in the clinical year courses. Details about academic policies are available from the Schools of Clinical Laboratory Science.
All pre-clinical courses required by IUP must be completed before progressing to the certificate year.
Each School of Clinical Laboratory Science provides prospective students with application packets and handbooks specifying additional requirements for clinical placement. Typically, these requirements include
Details about these and other requirements and associated fees are available from the department office and the Schools of Clinical Laboratory Science.
During the clinical year, students pay tuition and fees directly to a School of Clinical Laboratory Science. Costs vary among the affiliating schools. During the clinical year, IUP bills the student each semester for a $32 registration fee.
Students may apply for financial aid during the clinical year through the IUP Office of Financial Aid. Amounts of financial aid awards will vary depending on several factors, including the amount of tuition and fees charged by the affiliating School of Clinical Laboratory Science.
The application for clinical placement typically begins more than one full year prior to the start of the clinical year. Students meet with the allied health coordinator during the Spring semester of their sophomore year and receive guidelines and instructions for the application process. It is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted to Schools of Clinical Laboratory Science no later than mid-semester of the junior year.
Each affiliating school of clinical laboratory science selects its own start date, which typically ranges from early July to late August.
Information and the appropriate applications to apply for minors in Chemistry and/or Biology are forwarded to you for completion in March or April of your clinical year experience.
Clinical laboratory science students graduate from IUP in August of the year their clinical experience is completed. The
graduation application may be completed online. Applications for August graduates are due by April 1 of the graduation year. Students must apply for graduation regardless of their plans to participate in the IUP Commencement ceremony.
Students will be invited to participate in the university’s Commencement ceremony scheduled in December of their graduation year. Students have an option to attend the university’s May Commencement ceremony. Details about Commencement may be found at the
Commencement website. Regardless of which ceremony is attended, students will officially be August IUP graduates.
Students are able to take the Board of Registry examination immediately upon completion of all academic coursework and the clinical year. Scores are available from the Board of Registry within a few days of the examination date. Students who elect to take the test before the August transcript is available may have to wait for their scores until a final transcript with date of graduation can be submitted. The following procedure has been implemented at IUP to assist clinical laboratory science students in obtaining test results in a timely fashion.