Frequently Asked Questions About Dual Admissions

How do I enroll?

First, discuss your intention to enroll in Shippensburg’s Dual Admission program with your community college advisor and complete Shippensburg’s online Dual Admission Intent Form.

Second, request that your community college and any other colleges or universities that you have attended send transcripts to Shippensburg University.  If you have completed fewer than 13 college credits you will also need to send your high school transcripts.

Once you have submitted the intent form, a Shippensburg University representative will be in touch with you via email.

Shippensburg University has Dual Admission agreements with the following community colleges:

  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Carroll Community College
  • Frederick Community College
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Reading Area Community College

You may apply for the program as early as your senior year in high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits at your community college.

Does this program guarantee me acceptance into Shippensburg and my major?

You must maintain continuous enrollment at your community college and meet all SU admissions requirements, including grade point average, for your intended major to be accepted. View a list of these admissions requirements.

What are the benefits of Dual Admissions?

  • Be assured a place in your major at SU, provided you meet the GPA requirements for that major.
  • The $45 application fee is waived when you apply.
  • Continue your education close to home.
  • Take advantage of low tuition at both institutions.
  • Earn an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from two nationally recognized institutions.
  • Out-of-state students who enroll in a Dual Admissions Program and earn an associate degree at their community college qualify for a reduced out-of-state tuition. See you advisor for details.
  • Receive clear semester-by-semester academic advising without wasting time and money on college-level course that do not transfer.
  • Have access to library and other campus facilities at both colleges by receiving a special Dual Admissions ID card.

Who will advise me?

Your community college and Ship advisors and you will collaboratively select courses each semester. You will also receive advising guides indicating which courses you can take at your community college for both your associate's and bachelor's degrees.

View course equivalencies for all dual admit community colleges.

When do I enroll at Shippensburg University?

Every semester that you are enrolled in the Dual Admissions Program, the Admissions Office at Ship will receive a updated copy of your community college transcript. The semester prior to transferring, your application file will be reviewed for admission.

If accepted, the Dean of Admissions will send you a letter of admission along with a transcript evaluation and confirmation packet. Return the enclosed confirmation form with your deposit check of $100 if you are a commuter student or $300 if you are a residential student.

After the confirmation form and deposit are received, Admissions will mail you additional information about Orientation and the start of the semester. The college that houses your major will develop your upcoming semester schedule.