May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions Policy


Graduates of an accredited four-year high school or holders of a GED equivalency diploma are qualified to apply for admission to IUP. Students who have completed the junior year of high school may file an application any time after July 1.

Requests for applications should be addressed to
       Office of Admissions
       Indiana University of Pennsylvania
       Sutton Hall, Suite 120
       1011 South Drive
       Indiana, PA 15705
       724-357-2230

An online application for admission is available at www.iup.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applynow.

The Admissions Committee, giving equal opportunity to all students, will take the following criteria into consideration when reviewing each application: grades and courses taken, SAT or ACT scores, if available, high school counselor recommendations, and other pertinent information that would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making decisions. New students can be admitted without SAT or ACT scores to select majors if high school cumulative GPA requirements are met. SAT or ACT scores, are not required for transfer applicants, veterans, or applicants who have graduated from high school more than one year before applying. However, transcripts from high school and all colleges previously attended are required of all applicants.

Applicants are strongly urged to take the usual college preparatory program in high school. Applicants should also take any available high school courses in the field of their intended major. Certain majors at IUP require completion of a foreign language at the intermediate level to earn a bachelor’s degree. The Admissions Committee does not require an applicant to take a foreign language in high school for admission to these majors; however, it is in the student’s best interest to do so.

SAT/ACT scores are not required for merit scholarship consideration at IUP, but if submitted, could potentially impact the amount of scholarship dollars offered.  If you are applying for scholarships external to IUP, test scores may be required for consideration

Applications are considered by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Under a rolling admissions policy, applications are reviewed as they become complete. Decisions can range from automatic acceptance, to requests for additional information, to other alternatives, with a May 1 deadline for nonrefundable tuition deposits.

Academically qualified applicants to the departments of Art, Music, and Theater and Dance will be admitted to the university by the Admissions Committee. However, admission to the requested major will be subject to the acceptance by the Department of Art after a portfolio review and by the departments of Music, and Theater and Dance after an audition. Students will receive information from the Art, Music, and Theater and Dance departments concerning auditions and portfolio reviews once they have been accepted to IUP.