You must apply for graduation at the beginning of your final semester at Shippensburg University. Undergraduates who have 90 or more credits earned and graduate students who have 15 or more credits earned are eligible to apply. The graduation application and information regarding application deadlines are available by logging into myShip. Select the Student tab. Under Graduation Tools, select Apply to Graduate.
An application fee of $25 for Bachelor's degree or $50 for Master's degree, per degree is required online at the time you apply for graduation. Payment may be made by electronic check (e-check) or credit card. If paying by credit card, please note that there is a 2.5% convenience fee. After making payment, you will need to print out the Graduation Application Signature Page. Please sign, date, and return this form to the Registrar’s Office, OM Room 110. You can fax this form to 717-477-1388 Attn: Tara or mail it to Shippensburg University, Registrar’s Office, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Applications for graduation are due by the end of the second week of the semester in which you wish to graduate. August graduates who plan to attend the May ceremony prior to their actual graduation must also apply by the May ceremony deadline date.
When your application for graduation with a bachelor's degree is submitted to the Registrar's Office, it will be forwarded to your academic dean. Your dean's office will notify you if there are any problems with your bachelor's degree application.
When your application for graduation with a master's degree is submitted to the Registrar's Office, it will be forwarded to your major department. Your department office will notify you if there are any problems with your master's degree application.
Information regarding the Commencement ceremony instructions for students, parents, and guests will be available on the homepage approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the ceremony.
Attire for the Commencement ceremony may be purchased at the Shippensburg University Bookstore.
Diplomas are mailed to students within six weeks after the Commencement ceremony.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you fail to meet the requirements for graduation, it will be your responsibility to reapply for the graduation in which the requirements will be met. Note: The application fee is paid only once.
MASTER'S THESIS must be presented in its final approved format to the Registrar's Office no later than 4 weeks prior to the commencement ceremony. Master's degree students completing a thesis may verify deadline dates by contacting the Registrar's Office.