Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are evaluated on the basis of ALL work attempted at accredited institutions. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed based on all work attempted above the developmental level.

A minimum college GPA of 2.0 and more than 12 course credits is preferred for admission. Students transferring with less than 12 college-level credits need to submit a high school transcript and SAT scores along with their college transcripts when applying. An admissions decision will be based on all criteria.

Some majors require prerequisite courses or a minimum GPA prior to transferring. Applicants who meet the criteria for admission, but who cannot be accommodated in the major of choice, will be permitted to select another major or defer admission until a later date.

Please refer to the major curriculum worksheet for specific departmental notes regarding your major.

MAJOR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Applied Physics Not available to transfer students.
Biology (BS)Biotechnology/Pre-Forensic/Clinical Sciences/Ecology 2.5 cumulative GPA, completed at least 15 credits, "C" or better in Principles of Biology and Chemical Bonding or Pre-Calculus.
Biology/Chemistry/Health Professions (all concentrations) Allied Health (TJU)
2.8 cumulative GPA, completed at least 15 credits, "C" or better in Principles of Biology I and Chemical Bonding or Pre-Calculus
Business - all BSBA degrees College Algebra, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus, or Applied Calculus with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Communication Journalism 2.3 GPA
Computer Science CSC 110 (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better and math level 4 placement.
Computer EngineeringCSC 110 (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better and math level 6 placement.
Criminal Justice 2.75 GPA
Early Childhood Education (Prek-4 Certification) 3.0 GPA, Applicants with more than 48 credits are strongly encouraged to meet the PA basic academic skills requirement prior to transferring to Shippensburg. Options include meeting the required minimum scores on the PAPA series, CORE series, SAT, or ACT. Failure to do so could result in not being able to take education courses until the requirement is met.
Mid-Level Education (4-8 Certification) 3.0 GPA, Applicants with more than 48 credits are strongly encouraged to meet the PA basic academic skills requirement prior to transferring to Shippensburg. Options include meeting the required minimum scores on the PAPA series, CORE series, SAT, or ACT. Failure to do so could result in not being able to take education courses until the requirement is met.
Electrical EngineeringMath level 6 placement
Exercise Science 2.75 GPA, Because of course sequencing in the Exercise Science major, applicants should have Anatomy and Physiology I and II completed prior to transferring.
Pre-Pharmacy 2.8 GPA
Psychology 2.3 GPA
Secondary Education/Certification (Includes Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, English, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish) 3.0 GPA, Applicants with more than 48 credits are strongly encouraged to meet the PA basic academic skills requirement prior to transferring to Shippensburg. Options include meeting the required minimum scores on the PAPA series, CORE series, SAT, or ACT. Failure to do so could result in not being able to take education courses until the requirement is met.
Software Engineering
Math level 4 placement
Social Work

2.2 GPA for 0-30 credits; 2.4 GPA for 31-59 credits 2.5 GPA for 60 credits and over

Exploratory Studies
You must have less than 30 transferable credits

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The Federal School Code for Shippensburg University is 003326.