Graduate Admissions: International Graduate Applicants
Requirements for International Graduate Applicants
In order to be officially accepted at Shippensburg University we must first review your academic credentials to determine your candidacy. Once you are acaedmically admitted, we will then review your financial support to determine your eligibility for an I-20 to be issued.
To be considered for admission, Shippensburg University requires the following:
1.) Complete the Graduate Application for International Admissions. We strongly recommend you APPLY ONLINE.
2.) Pay the $45.00 USD application fee.
3.) Send official results of a test of English proficiency if English is not your native/official language.
TOEFL with a recommended score of at least 68 for the ibt or 500 for the pbt. Shippensburg University's test code for the TOEFL is 2657
IELTS with a recommended score of at least 6.0.
4.) Take the GRE if you meet both of the following criteria:
a. English is the native/official language in your country
b. You have below a 2.75 Grade Point Average
5.) Provide financial documentation.
Fully complete the 2013-2014 Statement of Financial Support for every sponsor
Current bank statements in U.S. dollars and income verification
6.) Submit Official transcripts of all prior college and/or university course-work.
Official evaluated transcripts must be sent directly from any NACES (http://www.naces.org/) recognized institution showing a course-by course* evaluation of the U.S. equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Two common evaluating agencies are World Education Services (www.wes.org) and Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org).
7.) Submit any supplemental documents needed by your academic department.
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 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 and you must confirm no later than December 13
Check the status of your application: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've been accepted @ SHIP, now what?
Congratulations, now that you have been accepted at Shippensburg University, you must submit your I-20/Enrollment Confirmation Deposit before your I-20 will be generated and mailed to you. Please follow the steps listed on the SHIPBOUND Checklist for Admitted International Students to submit your deposit and confirm your enrollment.
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