The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is rolling out a new web-based system as part of its latest effort to modernize the online experience for students, staff and faculty. The new system will be implemented in all PASSHE schools before the end of 2025.
The new web-based system, OneSIS, replaces IUP’s current student information system, Banner. IUP has been using Banner since 1998. While the 25-year-old web-based system still serves IUP’s goals, the OneSIS system will be the new standard for all PASSHE schools.
There are two significant changes in the new system.
The most important change will be the elimination of MyIUP and the IUP mobile app. These previously used tools are being replaced by a newer system, Ellucian Experience. According to Amanda Marshall, IUP’s director of project management for IT services, the Ellucian Experience “will provide a more modern, efficient design than MyIUP and IUP Mobile.”
In addition, students, staff and faculty will receive new Banner ID numbers, which will also require the issuance of new I-Cards.
Marshall says they will implement a “comprehensive communication plan” for students to know when and how to get their new banner IDs. Campus offices will be patient with students as they learn their new banner.
This new banner ID will be PASSHE wide. This means that the portability of student data will be improved in PASSHE.
While some things may change, much remains the same. Marshall notes that course scheduling, Degree Works and IUP EasyPay will continue as is.
Marshall says continuing students will first experience OneSIS during the fall 2025 registration cycle, along with financial aid and student billing. Students who graduated before the start of the Fall 2025 semester will use only Banner, and new students starting in Fall 2025 will only use OneSIS.
IUP will start implementing OneSIS in January 2024, the system will be operational between autumn 2024 and summer 2025.
There will be a period between Fall 2024 and Fall 2025 when Banner and OneSIS will be used simultaneously. This is to make the transition as smooth as possible.
IUP is part of the final OneSIS implementation group, along with East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock Universities, which are already using Banner.
Marshall noted that “it’s important to know that keeping student information secure remains a top priority every step of the way.”
More information about OneSIS is available by clicking here.
Questions about the new OneSIS system can be directed to the IT Support Center located in room G-35 of Delaney Hall. Please feel free to contact them with any concerns you may have.