Graduate Admissions: International Graduate Applicants
Requirements for International Graduate Applicants
To be considered for admission, Shippensburg University requires the following:
1.) Complete the Graduate Application for International Admissions. We strongly recommend you APPLY ONLINE as it will provide you with the quickest processing.
2.) Pay the $40.00 USD application fee.
3.) Provide proof of English proficiency.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of a test of English proficiency.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Our recommended score for the TOEFL is 68 for the internet-based test or 500 for the paper-based test. The recommended score for IELTS is 6.0. (Shippensburg University's test code for the TOEFL is 2657) International applicants from a country where English is the native/official language may be exempted from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement, however, the GRE is required.
4.) Submit Submit Official transcripts of all prior college, university course-work. International applicants must hold the U.S. equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree. International applicants must have all international transcripts evaluated by an international credential evaluating agency on a course-by course* basis. Shippensburg University accepts credentials that are evaluated by World Education Services (WES - www.wes.org), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE - www.ece.org), or a NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluating Services) recognized organizations.
Official, evaluated transcripts must: be sent directly from the evaluator to Shippensburg University.
5.) Submit any supplemental documents needed by your academic department. Check the complete listing of application requirements under the Graduate Application Requirements page.
When should I submit the application?
While SHIP reviews applications on a rolling basis, we strongly recommend that applicants who live outside of the United States and its territories have all application materials for admission be submitted at least 4 (four) months prior to the semester in which you would like to enroll. Applicants are encouraged to have all application materials submitted together allowing for sufficient time to obtain a visa in your country.
Fall Semester — no later than April 30
Spring Semester — no later than September 30
How could I check my application status?
After you apply, we urge you to frequently check your application status. If there are any missing materials, we will periodically notify you via E-mail. You can also check your online status by clicking here: Shippensburg University Admissions Portal.
I've been accepted @ SHIP, now what?
Once you have been accepted at Shippensburg University, you will be sent an I-20 form. You must use your I-20 form and your acceptance letter to apply to U.S. Immigration for an F-1 Student Visa. *Please note: You will need to obtain your F-1 Student Visa before you will be able to register for classes. Helpful information on applying for an F-1 visa in your home country can be found on our issuance page.
What if I have questions?
All Questions Should be Directed to:
Mr. Jeremy R. Goshorn
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions