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The Federal School Code for Shippensburg University is 003326.

Next Open House - March 22nd, 2014

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Shippensburg University
Office of Admissions
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
P: 717.477.1231
F: 717.477.4016 
E:admiss@ship.edu 

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Academic Passport Program

The Academic Passport is a transfer program designed to promote the transfer of students from Pennsylvania community colleges to Shippensburg University and to support the transfer of undergraduate courses earned by students at other PASSHE universities. This encourages a seamless transfer for students into the University. You are eligible for the Passport if you earned an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree of one of the following community colleges or are an incumbent student of a State System university with 12 or more credits of college level work.

At Shippensburg University Passport Privileges are applied to the following institutions:

Any of the universities in the State System of Higher Education  

Allegany College of Maryland (PA/MD)  

Bucks County Community College (PA)  

Butler County Community College (PA)  

Carroll Community College (MD)  

Community College of Allegheny County (PA)  

Community College of Beaver County (PA)  

Community College of Philadelphia (PA)  

Delaware County Community College (PA)  

Frederick Community College (MD)  

Harrisburg Area Community College (PA)  

Hagerstown Community College (MD)  

Howard Community College (MD)  

Lackawanna College (PA)  

Lehigh Carbon Community College (PA)  

Luzerne County Community College (PA)  

Middlesex County Community College (PA)  

Montgomery County Community College (PA)  

Northampton Community College (PA)  

Northwest Pennsylvania Technical Institute (PA)  
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (PA)  

Raritan Valley Community College (NJ) 

Reading Area Community College (PA)  

Westmoreland County Community College (PA) 

Provisions provided under the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academic Passport Policy

Students transferring with an Associate Degree:

1. a) All students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and the A.A. or A. S. degree must contain a minimum of 30 hours of liberal arts course work. Capacity limits and/or higher admissions standard may apply to certain high demand academic programs. 

b) Up to a maximum of 45 general education credits and liberal arts course credits earned at the two-year college will be used to meet lower division university general education requirements.  A course by course match will not be required.  Vocational, technical, developmental and career courses will not be used to satisfy general education requirements.

2. Students transferring from a State System University

a) System university students who have attained a GPA of 2.0 or higher in a minimum of 12 credit hours of college level course work will hold an Academic Passport enabling transfer to any other System university.  Capacity limits and/or admissions standards may apply to certain high demand academic programs. 

b) Up to a maximum of 45 general education credits and liberal arts course credits earned at the sending university will be used to meet lower division university general education requirements.  A course match will not be required.

3. Students Transferring without an Associate Degree

a) Pennsylvania community college students who seek to transfer WITHOUT a degree may apply to and be accepted by Shippensburg University. 

b) Students seeking to transfer course credits without the completed A.S. or A.A. degree must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater in all course work presented for transfer for each institution attended.  Capacity limits and/or higher admissions standards may apply to certain high demand

c) A maximum of 45 credits in courses designated by and credited as general education by a Pennsylvania community college will be applied to meet university lower division general education requirements.  A course by course match will not be required.

4. Students from Pennsylvania community colleges and State System universities may transfer credits in courses where the grade of "D" is earned only if the student has an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher from each institution attended.  Some academic programs at Shippensburg University may require the student to repeat certain courses in which a "D" grade was earned.