Incoming Students

Incoming students with disabilities follow the same admissions procedures and standards established by the university’s Office of Admissions. Questions about admissions procedures may be addressed by contacting the Office of Admissions at (717) 477-1231. However, all requests regarding eligibility for accommodations and services through OAR should be directed to our office in Mowrey Hall.

Planning is a critical step in seeking and securing accommodations in higher education. Requests for accommodations should be made in a timely manner. Students should begin the process once they have confirmed attendance through the Admissions Office.

Unlike the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that applies to most schools offering primary and secondary education, Shippensburg University, as an institution of higher education (or post-secondary), is regulated by equal opportunity/anti-discrimination acts. Therefore, the academic accommodations students receive in primary and secondary education may be quite different than those offered at the university level.

There are three scholarships through the Shippensburg University Foundation specifically for students registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources. To see a full list of scholarships and to apply, visit the Scholarships page.

Mary Jane Stewart Magnum PI Scholarship

The Mary Jane Stewart Magnum PI Scholarship is for incoming freshmen who have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 and demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA. The student applicant must be registered with the SU Office of Accessibility Resources. The scholarship may be retained for an additional three years providing the recipient remains eligible according to the criteria.

Albert Lindsay Rowland and Ruth Hodge Scholarship

The Albert Lindsay Rowland and Ruth Hodge Scholarship is for incoming freshmen entering an undergraduate degree program administered by the College of Education and Human Services with a minimum SAT score of 1000 and class rank in the upper 20%.  The student applicant must be registered with the SU Office of Accessibility Resources. The scholarship may be retained for an additional three years providing the recipient remains eligible according to the criteria.

Radcliffe and Marian B. Schultz Scholarship

The G. Radcliffe and Marian B. Schultz Scholarship is for an incoming freshman demonstrating promise, good character, and citizenship. Financial need must be demonstrated by completing the FAFSA. The student applicant must be registered with the SU Office of Accessibility Resources. The scholarship may be retained for an additional three years providing the recipient remains eligible according to the criteria.