How to Apply to Graduate School

  • How to Apply

    You’re ready to go for more, and now it’s time to take the first step.

    If you’re currently an undergraduate at IUP, be sure to check out our early admission process to get a head start on your career today.

    1. Set up Admissions Profile. If you haven’t set one up, you can create a profile now.
    2. Complete your online application
    3. Pay the Application Fee. The final step will require you to submit your nonrefundable $50 application fee. Current IUP undergraduate student can waive their application fee using promo code GFM. Note: Payment of the application fee and submitting your application triggers the additional items (such as goal statement and letters of recommendation) you need to complete your app. After this step, you will be able to see your required items on the Supplemental Items Listing page within your admissions profile.
    4. Upload Standard application requirements and any program-specific Items. 
  • Standard Application Requirements

    Before you begin the application, you’ll want to make sure you have what you need to complete the application process.

    1. Official transcripts. You will need to submit your transcripts from every college or university attended, including institutions from which a degree was not earned.
    2. Goal statement. Tell us your career and academic goals.
    3. Two letters of recommendation. Contact your references to request a letter of recommendation, asking them to include your full name (first, middle initial, and last name) and the program to which you are applying..
    4. Additional requirements. Verify that you have what you need. Check to see if your program has additional requirements.
    5. International requirements. International students will have a few additional things required with their application.
    6. Non-degree program application requirements may differ.

    All materials submitted in support of an application become property of IUP. The university scan documents into an electronic application file and destroys the paper copy shortly after. We are unable to return any original or official documents to students.

    Once you’ve submitted all your documents graduate admissions will do a final review of the application and pass it on to the program coordinator for an admissions decision. You can log on to your admissions profile at any time to check the status of your application. Once an admissions decision has been made you will be notified by email or mail.

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