Application Requirements for International Undergraduate Students
We're excited you've decided to apply to Shippensburg, and we look forward to helping you through each step of the process. To get you started, an outline of the application requirements and process is below.
When should I submit my application?
While Shippensburg University reviews applications on a rolling basis, we strongly recommend that applicants who live outside the United States and its territories submit all application materials by the dates listed below prior to the semester in which you intend to enroll. Submitting your application early will give you sufficient time to obtain a visa in your country.
- Fall Semester — no later than June 15th
- Spring Semester – no later than November 1st
Summer enrollment for international students is not permitted.
After you apply, we urge you to frequently check your application status. If there are any missing materials, we will periodically notify you via email. You can also check your online status online.
If you live in the United States please follow the below deadlines for the semester you intend to enroll in.
- Fall Semester — no later than July 15th
- Spring Semester – no later than November 15th
To be considered for admission, Shippensburg University requires you to do the following:
1. Complete an Online Undergraduate Application for international admissions
2. Pay the $45.00 USD application fee
3. Submit a course-by-course evaluation of all foreign secondary school, college, or university work
Shippensburg University requires all international applicants to hold the United States equivalent of a high school diploma. If you are from a country outside of the United States and its territories, an official course-by-course evaluation of your foreign transcripts must be sent directly from SpanTran:TEC, World Education Services (Transfer students only), ECE, or ICD. Shippensburg University also accepts credentials that are evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES). Examples of these entities can be found by visiting the NACES website.
Please note: A course-by-course report is required of all applicants (first year or transfer) applying to Shippensburg University. These documents should include the complete academic record/transcript indicating receipt of the secondary diploma/degree or the award of college credit. The cost of this evaluation is the responsibility of the student and is not part of the application fee. Official, evaluated transcripts must be sent directly from the evaluator to Shippensburg University. Please note World Education Services (WES) are no longer doing course by course evaluations for high school transcripts, WES is only approved for transfer students. If you are a traditional high school senior applying to Ship we suggest ECE and no longer accept WES for high school evaluations.
4. Submit Official Results of an English Proficiency Test
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo Language Test. Our recommended score for the TOEFL is 66 for the internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test. The recommended score for IELTS is 6.0. The recommended score for Duolingo is 95.
Shippensburg University's test code for the TOEFL is 2657.
International applicants from a country where English is the native/official language may be exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement, but the SAT is required. To be exempt from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo, a score of 560 Evidence Based Reading/Writing score is required.
5. Submit financial support documentation
You will need to complete Shippensburg University’s Statement of Financial Support (PDF). These documents can be emailed to email@example.com to be added to your application.