ASP Early Start Program

All Early Start students must attend Summer Orientation.

If students are accepted into the ASP Early Start Program they are provided an extended orientation to the roles and expectations of a Shippensburg student. The 2015 ESP Program is tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2016 through Friday, August 26, 2016.

The Early Start Program is a mandatory program that orients students to Shippensburg University. Students enrolled in the program must participate in a variety of activities and information sessions to successfully complete the program.  

Students selected to participate in this program can expect to receive the following benefits:

  1. An extended orientation and early start to college life.
  2. A connection to the ASP faculty and staff.
  3. Guidance in utilizing the electronic resources required by the university, such as: e-mail, D2L, and the Banner System.
  4. An introduction to the general education curriculum and help seeking information about an intended major.
  5. Awareness of the university's academic policies and procedures.
  6. Increase student's awareness of institutional resources, such as the Learning Center, Office of Undeclared Students, Counseling Center, Campus Police, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), and the Office of Disability Services (ODS), among others.
  7. An understanding of the ASP resources available throughout their college career.

Services Provided by ASP

The Academic Success Program offers a number of services to new and returning students during both the summer and academic year. To learn more about the services listed below - click here. 

Academic Advising 


First Year Experience Course (ASP101) 

Peer Leader Program 

Study Hall/Study Groups 

Career Assessment/Advising 

Financial Aid Counseling 

Ongoing Counseling 

Social/Cultural Activities 

Tutoring Referrals to our campus Learning Center 




    Important Dates

    Aug 31 Drop and add period ends for full term

    Sept 7 University CLOSED (Labor Day)

    Oct 9 Fall break Begins

    Oct 9 Early Warning Grades

    Oct 26 Undergraduate Scheduling for winter/spring begins

    Nov 2 Last day to withdraw from a course for full time

    Nov 25 Thanksgiving break begins

    Nov 30-Dec 11 Schedule clean-up or spring

    Dec 4 Day and evening classes end

    Dec 7-11 Final exams

    Dec 11 Graduate commencement

    Dec 12 Undergraduate commencement

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