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The Connections program is designed to specifically help foster youth and their support team with information and answers to questions you need when you need them—from admissions to financial aid, and to academic and social support both on and off campus—providing each student with personal excellence in a caring environment.
At IUP, you will be a part of a community that is here to support you, encourage you, and help you find your success from where you are now to graduation day. This program helps provide students with access to mentors, supplies from the food pantry, and year-round on-campus housing options, even over scheduled breaks. You will not only become part of the IUP community, you will have a support team at your side, every step on your journey.
Connect with us.
Please complete the form to provide additional information so we can show a Connection.
Once you are admitted to IUP, your “team” will continue to support you until you graduate. Transitioning to college is a challenge, and we are here to provide you with the guidance you may need along the way.
Assistant Director/Student AdvocateAcademic Success Center724firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Financial AidOffice of Financial Aid724email@example.com
Associate Director of AdmissionsOffice of Undergraduate Admissions724firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Case ManagerCenter for Health and Well-Being724email@example.com
Assistant DirectorUniversity College724firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director for Occupancy and MarketingOffice of Housing and Dining724email@example.com
Regardless of where you are in your search for a great college, let us help you get started on your pathway to IUP. We will walk you through the entire admissions process, from applying to getting admitted. Preparing for College
The financial aid process can often seem confusing and overwhelming. Our job is to help make this process as straightforward and stress-free as possible! Please use the Financial Aid Timeline for a step-by-step guide to maximizing your eligibility for
federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
Our housing staff is here to help you with your housing and dining needs on campus. Follow the steps below to sign up for housing. If you encounter any problems during the process, feel free to reach out to us at IUP-Housing@iup.edu.
Log in to your MyIUP account
Choose Campus Services
Choose Sign up for Housing and Dining
Select the term you are applying for housing
Complete your personal information
Complete your roommate matching questionnaire and choose an available suite/room
Please note: If you have a need for any special accommodations, reach out to us and we will work to get you the accommodations necessary.
We can provide housing year-round, including break periods, if needed.
Orientation is required for all incoming students, both first-year students and transfer. Once you submit your deposit to secure your enrollment at IUP, you will be invited to attend New Student Orientation.
During the orientation process, you will complete placement testing that will be used to determine your fall class schedule. Along the way, you will learn about campus services available to you, and much more. Our Student Success Leaders will guide you
through your orientation experience and will provide opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions.
Please be sure to check your IUP email and MyIUP account often to receive information about your orientation program and other announcements through the summer months.
Start the process early by beginning with the admission application. Completing the admission application as early as possible will maximize your receipt of information about financial aid opportunities
Start a financial aid folder to keep all your financial aid documents and information organized. Be sure to keep this folder throughout your years in college.
Do not miss a deadline. Each year, students miss out on receiving “gift aid” (scholarships and grants) because of missed deadlines. It cannot be stressed enough—apply early for financial aid! Make sure to review financial aid applications for accuracy
Meet with your guidance counselor to help you through the college search and financial aid process. Talk with them often throughout this process for help.
Begin to search and apply for outside scholarships. You can use one of the free scholarship searches online, such as those at FastWeb, College Board,
or GoCollege, or use scholarship handbooks at your public library. Remember, never pay anyone to find scholarships for you!
Check email. Most colleges communicate with students via email. Make sure you check your IUP email and log in to MyIUP on a regular basis.
Navigating a new university and community setting may seem to be a daunting and overwhelming task for students who are not aware of what resources and services exist and how to take advantage of them.
The clinical case manager meets with students to discuss their needs and struggles and determines how best to assist them. Students are then connected with resources and services both on and off campus to help them meet their needs so that they may be
successful at IUP.
Some examples of resources and services with which students can be connected include:
Resources for basic needs such food, toiletries, clothing, housing, and utility assistance
Mental health resources for both outpatient and inpatient services
Assisting students in signing up for health insurance, SNAP (formerly food stamps), and LIHEAP (heating assistance) through medical assistance.
Identifying and referring to appropriate campus resources for a variety of concerns
The clinical case manager’s office is located in IUP’s Counseling Center in the Center for Health and Well-Being on the ground floor of Suites on Maple East. Call 724-357-2621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make an appointment.