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 GPA ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS/COMMENTS
Applied Physics   Not available to transfer students.
Art B.A. 2.0  

Art B.A. Education (K-12)

 

3.0

 

Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.

Biology B.S.

Biotechnology/Pre-Forensic Science B.S.

Health Professions B.S.

2.5

2.5

2.8

Students must have earned at least 15 credits and have grades of C or better in BIO 161 Principles of Biology: Cell Structure and Function or BIO 162 Principles of Biology: Organismal Diversity AND one of the following: CHM 121 Chemical Bonding, MAT 175 Pre-Calculus, or MAT 211 Calculus I.

Biology Secondary Education Certification B.S. 3.0 See above course pre-requisite requirements. Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.

Biology Clinical Sciences Concentration B.S.

2.5

See above course pre-requisite requirements. Due to residency degree requirements for SU and articulation agreements with our partner clinical institutions, applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis for admissions purposes.

Business - all BSBA degrees 2.0 A grade of C or better in College Algebra and College Writing/English Composition (equivalent to ENG 114) is required. In addition, students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all business core courses they have completed.

Chemistry B.S.

Biochemistry Concentration B.S.

Forensics B.S.

Medical Sciences B.S.

Pre-Pharmacy B.S.

Secondary Education Certification B.S.

2.0

2.0

2.0

3.2

2.8

3.0

 
Communication Journalism B.A. 2.3 COMM 112 Media Writing must be taken at Shippensburg University
Computer Engineering B.S. 2.0 Applicants must be at a minimum of Math level 6 placement
Computer Science B.S. 2.0 Applicants must have completed the equivalent CSC 110 Computer Science I with a C or better and be at a minimum of Math level 4 placement
Criminal Justice B.S. 2.6  
Early Childhood Education Prek-4 B.S.Ed. or Prek-4/Prek-8 Special Education Dual Certification B.S.E.d. 3.0 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. Applicants with more than 60 credits may be denied admission if the applicant does not present proof of meeting the PA Basic Academic Skills Requirement
Earth-Space & General Science - Secondary Education Certification B.S.Ed. 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.
Economics B.S. 2.0  
Electrical Engineering B.S. 2.0 Applicants must be at a minimum of Math level 6 placement
English B.A. 2.0  
English B.A. Secondary Education Certification 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.
Exercise Science B.S. 2.5 Applicants must have one of the following equivalent courses complete with a C or higher: BIO 161 Principles of Biology: Cell Structure and Function, BIO 162 Principles of Biology: Organismal Diversity, or BIO 237 Anatomy & Physiology I. Because of course sequencing in the Exercise Science major, it is strongly recommended that applicants have the equivalents of Anatomy and Physiology I and II completed prior to transferring.
French B.A. 2.0  
French B.A. Secondary Education Certification 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.
Geoenvironmental Studies B.S. 2.0  
Geography B.S. (GIS, Human Environmental Studies, Land Use) 2.0  
Geography Secondary Education Certification B.S.Ed. Social Studies 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.
History B.A. (American, European, Middle East/Asian History, or Public History 2.0  
History - Secondary Education Certification B.S.Ed. Social Studies 3.0. Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table.
Human Communication Studies B.A. 2.0  
Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. 2.0  
International Studies B.A. 2.0  
Mathematics B.S. (Applied, Statistics, No Concentration) 2.0  
Mathematics B.S. with Secondary Certification 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table
Mechanical Engineering B.S. 2.0 Applicants must be at a minimum of Math level 6 placement
Physics B.S. 2.0  
Physics B.S.Ed. Secondary Education Certification 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table
Political Science 2.0  
Prek-4 Education or Prek-4/Prek-8 Special Education Dual Certification 3.0 Please refer to Early Childhood Education in this chart
Psychology 2.3  
Public Administration 2.0  
Secondary Education 3.0 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. Applicants with more than 60 credits may be denied admission if the applicant does not present proof of meeting the PA Basic Academic Skills Requirement
Social Work B.S.W.   2.2 GPA for 0-30 credits, 2.4 GPA for 31-59 credits, 2.5 GPA for 60 or more credits
Software Engineering   Math level 4 placement
Spanish B.A. 2.0  
Spanish & Spanish Secondary Education Certification B.A. 3.0 Please refer to Secondary Education requirements listed in this table
Sustainability B.S. 2.0  
Exploratory Studies 2.0 Applicants cannot have more than 30 transferable credits