Canceling Your Application

  • While we are excited to offer students admission to IUP, we understand that not every admitted student will choose to attend when first offered admission. It is important for us to know that you have made other plans so that we can properly process your application.

    Maybe you’re not sure yet. That’s okay, too. Take the time you need to explore IUP and the amazing experiences that await you here. We hope that the more you learn, the more you’ll be able to picture yourself succeeding here.

    We hope that you don’t, but if you’re thinking about declining your offer, first consider these things:

    1. Are you sure you don’t plan on coming to IUP? There’s no harm in waiting to make that choice. If you’re not 100 percent sure, take some time to think it over. We’re ready when you are.

    2. If you choose “Decline Offer,” you’ll receive an email where you’ll need to verify that decision. Your application will not be cancelled until Admissions receives the confirmation.

    3. We’re always here for you. We want what’s best for you, so if you change your mind, and would like to commit to IUP after declining your offer, email us at

    To Decline Your Admission

    1. Log in to your IUP Admissions Account.

    2. Click View Your Application/Next Steps to access your decision.*

    3. Click Respond Now. 

    4. Read through the information on the page, then choose I Decline Admission.

    5. Confirm your choice in the pop-up window by choosing OK.

    6. Check your email to confirm your cancellation. You will receive an email to confirm that you wish to cancel your acceptance to IUP. Your application will not be canceled until the confirmation is received.

    To Cancel Your Application or Defer to a Later Semester

    Select the option below that fits your situation. Both options include a downloadable form you can use to cancel or defer your application. Read all of the information before submitting the cancellation form so you understand how this process affects you.

    If you attend another university and then reconsider IUP, we will be happy to help you transfer your credits to IUP and get everything in place for you to complete your degree here.