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.
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
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.
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