Here are answers to questions often asked by students in Safety Sciences. If you have additional questions, please call, email, or stop by the department office! See the contact information at the bottom of the page.
How do I schedule for upcoming semesters?
Classes for the spring semester are scheduled in October, and classes for
the summer and fall semesters are scheduled in mid-March. Prior to
scheduling, you must plan a time to meet with your advisor. Your advisor
will provide important guidance and give you scheduling instructions and
your alternate pin number. All students must meet with their
advisor to get their alternate PIN number.
Advisors will have sign-up
sheets on their door prior to scheduling—choose a time slot and sign
up. If for some reason you cannot make your scheduled appointment,
please have the courtesy to contact your advisor (via email) to
When do I apply for a co-op position?
Students interested in co-op positions (sophomores and juniors) should attend the IUP Safety Sciences Career Fair, held every September. The Career Fair provides a great opportunity to find summer co-ops.
When do I apply for a full-time internship?
Students must complete all of their SAFE courses in order to be eligible for an internship. Students who are eligible for internships must complete a HHS Internship Application, available in the department office (117 Johnson). These applications should be submitted by mid-September for spring internships and by the end of January for summer and fall internships.
How do I audit a course?
Please visit the Registrar's website to review the Audit Policy in place at IUP.
How do I apply for course substitution?
Forms are available from the department office (117 Johnson Hall). The form must be in the student's file before clearance for graduation. An interested student completes the form, obtains advisor's signature, and taken to the department office. If approved, the form will be signed by the department chairperson and the associate dean.
How do I withdraw from a course?
After the deadline for drop/add has passed, students must withdraw from a class they no longer want to be in. Withdrawals can be done via the student's MyIUP account.
I'd like to take more than 17 credits. What's the process to exceed the usual maximum academic load?
Permission is required if a student wishes to schedule more than 17 credits. Application forms are available in the Safety Sciences Office (117 Johnson) and in the associate dean's office (216 Zink Hall). Application must be reviewed and approved by the student's advisor and the associate dean.
How do I get a grade changed?
Forms are completed by the instructor of the course for a change in grade, to add an omitted grade, or to change an incomplete grade. Changes must be completed within 180 days of issuance of the original grade.
When do I apply for graduation?
Students may apply for graduation on MyIUP. More information about the application process can be found at the following Undergraduate Graduation Application link.