We believe in you. We think you have what it takes.
Whether you’re following your dreams or exploring majors to find the one that’s right for you, we’ll help you make it happen.
Work hard. Get involved. Have fun.
Most of all, get ready for what comes next. Prepare to succeed wherever your path leads you.
Choose IUP today. We think you’ll love it here.
Welcome! We’re excited you’re joining our IUP family.
You’ve chosen IUP and paid the deposit. What’s next?
Want to know more? Learn more about life at IUP to see why it’s a good fit for you at one of our Admitted Student Events.
Maybe you haven’t made it to campus yet with all that's been happening. Here’s your chance. Snag a spot for our small group tours—they fill up fast.
“All of my professors made sure that I was learning. They really cared that, you know, we had the information we needed to go forth. And they kind of put this beautiful `bow tie’ on us, and they’re ready to send us out into this world and really make a difference.”
“Multiple visits to other colleges made it hard to choose at first, but as soon as I toured on campus and saw the students here, I just sort of knew this is where I wanted to go. There is something really inviting about IUP.”
“I met my best friend when I met my first roommate.”
“I'm extremely happy that I chose to go to IUP. It provided me with a well-rounded education, and I couldn't have wished for a better college experience. IUP offers a really great value.”
“I worked with the career center to get my resume ready. I’m doing mock interviews next.”
“A tour is really worth your while. The dorms are more than anyone could expect, and the campus is small and safe. It is the perfect place to be proud of, where you call home for the four or so years after high school.”
Other than being here in person, it’s the best way to see IUP. Tour campus through videos and photographs, with stops at a residence hall, a dining facility, an academic building, the library, the Oak Grove, and more.
You've been admitted? Here's what you should do next.
You’re on the way to new things. Great things. Your determination and curiosity will carry you far.
Join us for an action-packed Virtual Experience IUP event and catch information sessions about just about anything you've got questions on like financial aid, housing, involvement, and orientation. We’ve got so many options—pick at least one or join them
If you don’t already follow us on Instagram and Twitter—what are you waiting for? Find us @IUPAdmissions to connect with other students and get all the important dates. Our main accounts are @IUPedu everywhere. Tag us and use #IUPBound to let us know
what you’re up to as you prepare to start your college journey. Bonus points if you post a picture with the poster from your admission packet.
You can file your FAFSA (that’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as October 1 of the year before you start college. You need it for grants, student loans, and work-study funds. Heads-up: complete it by January 15 for maximum consideration.
(Have questions? We’re happy to help.)
You'll automatically be considered for IUP scholarships when you are admitted. If you're offered a scholarship, you'll get that information in the mail a few weeks after you get your admission packet. You'll also want to investigate other scholarships.
Find some ideas on the Financial Aid web page.
We can’t wait for you to arrive! Commit to IUP by accepting your offer and paying your $150 tuition deposit. Move fast and commit to IUP early to get your first choice of housing options.
MyIUP is one of the important tools you’ll use at IUP. Use it to stay updated on all the things you need to do, like register for orientation, which you’ll want to do quickly after you make your deposit. Look for more information from us on how to activate
You can research your housing options on the website. Then, use our roommate matching tool to find the perfect fit. This is when you'll choose your meal plan, too. Keep an eye out for sign-up dates after you submit your tuition deposit.
Take placement tests, complete your HAWKS 100 and 101 courses, participate in your Zoom orientation meetings. Once you’re an official IUP student, be on the lookout for additional messaging via your IUP email account. You’ll also need to take care of
a few details and fill out some forms:
Plan what you’ll bring with you (check the rules and pack for some winter days, too).
Once you start college, your life won’t be the same. As we challenge you to unlock your potential, you’ll see the world in a whole new way. We’ll be with you every step of the way. You’re one of us now!