Shippensburg University's Office of Admissions evaluates applications on a rolling basis once all information has been received and processed. Before we can review an application we must receive the four (4) required application items (Application, $45 Application fee, Official High School Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores).
The Admissions committee reviews every application on an individual basis and each aspect of a student’s file is considered: academic record, standardized test scores, personal statement (optional), extracurricular activities (optional) as well as intended program of study. The committee prioritizes applicants with the strongest academic credentials during the review process and notifies them of its decision as quickly as possible upon completion of their file. Other candidates may be required to submit additional information or will be referred to the committee for a second review.
Applicants are expected to have pursued a college preparatory course of study, including substantial sequences in math, foreign languages and the physical sciences. SAT or ACT scores are a must and the following can be used as a guide:
Selective Majors at SHIP
Certain academic programs of study have higher entry requirements for admission purposes; these programs are considered to be selective majors. Please view a listing of these special programs of study below:
Requirements for Selective Majors
||Applicants interested in the Art major must submit a portfolio prior to being accepted to the university. |
|Biology & Allied Health Programs
If students are in the top 20% of their high school class, they need a minimum SAT score of 950. If students are in the top 40% of their class, they need a minimum of 1050 on their SAT. Special cases are reviewed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
||Students must have a minimum 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT. |
|Business (all B.S.B.A Degrees)
||Students must have 3 years of college prep math as well as at least a 470 on the math portion of the SAT. |
(K-4 Certification) and Mid-Level (4-8 Education Certification)
|Students must be in the Top 30% of their High School Class with a Minimum SAT score of 1000 between critical reading and critical math. |
|If students are in the top 20% of their high school class, they need a minimum SAT score of 950. If students are in the top 40% of their class, they need a minimum of 1050 on their SAT. (Applicants must have a minimum 500 SAT math score.) |