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 and information. 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. You’ll be able to sign up after you submit your tuition deposit.
Take placement tests, complete your HAWKS 100 and 101 courses, and 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:
Parents and family members, this one’s for you: Instead of parent and family orientation, we’ve got a series of Wednesday Webinars (April–August) on things like billing, housing, health and well-being, and more.
Once you’ve activated your MyIUP account, you’ll be able to set up authorized users to access payment/billing and academic record information. These forms are not required. As a student, it is your choice who will be able to access your information. To allow parents/guardians to access and manage your billing and payments through EasyPay go into the Finances tab, clicking into IUP EasyPay, and finding Authorized Users on the right-hand side of the page. To allow parents/guardians to access academic records and information, fill out the Student Record Release Authorization form.
After you get your class schedule (which will happen after attending orientation and filling out your academic interest survey), you can visit the IUP Co-op Store online to order your books. It’s easy! Plus, they give you step-by-step instructions for ordering including information on how you can use a financial aid refund to make the purchase.
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!
Catch these students for weekly on Instagram for Q&As (most Tuesdays) and Takeovers (most Wednesdays). Watch live to engage and ask questions or check out the highlights for any you’ve
Major: Education/Dance Arts
Hometown: Indiana, Pa
Organizations: IUP Dance Theater Company, NAEA (co-president), APO
Hometown: Butler, Pa
Organizations: Sutton Scholars and NSLS
Career Goals: I plan to graduate and pass my NCLEX then work in an ER. After two years I would like to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Organizations: I work 2 jobs on campus which are tours of campus and the IUP phonathon
Hometown: Schnecksville, PA
Organizations: Alpha Tau Delta, Active Minds
Major: Chemistry Pre-Med
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Organizations: NAACP IUP Chapter, CWIP (Collegiate Women In Progress) & AMSA (American Medical Student Association)
Hometown: Indiana, PA
Organizations: Philanthropy chair of IUP Ambassadors, Senator for the college of health and human services in SGA FIMRC, Student worker for the office of Alumni and Friends, Si leader for Chem 101, Honors college
Hometown: Liberty, PA
Organizations: Cru, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Student Success Leader
Major: Double Major (Theatre and Music
Organizations: I am Vice President of TOST and Turned Theater Organization. I am also a member of APO Nu Omicron Chapter
Major: Double Major Biology (Pre-Medical Track) and Clinical Laboratory Science
Hometown: Havertown, PA
Organizations: AMSA, Alpha Chi Sigma, Organ Donation Awareness, American, Chemical Society, Pre-Soma, Residence Hall Council, College Democrats, ARC Blood Drive
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Organizations: Laso, PGN, Honors College, Promising Scholars Program
Major: Early Childhood Education
Organizations: Women's Club Volleyball, Sutton Scholar, Provost Office Employee, Promising Scholar
Major: General Management/Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Economy Borough, PA
Organizations: Delta Phi Epsilon
Major: Political Science Pre-Law
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Organizations: IUP theater by the groove and the Cook Honors College
Hometown: Ivyland, PA
Organizations: United IUP, Latino Student Organization, Her Campus, and I play hockey in a league in Indiana
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Organizations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
Organizations: Student Film Association (SFA) Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)