Undergraduate Admission Process & Requirements

Shippensburg students are a cut above the rest. Most of our entering freshmen have SAT or ACT scores above the national average, but in our admissions decision, we also consider your class rank, grade point average, and performance in your college prep, AP, or IB courses.

Step 1: Complete Your Ship Application

Start or finish your application to Shippensburg University.

Step 2: Submit Required Documents


  • High school transcripts must be sent by your school counselor directly to our Office of Admissions.
    • Accepted first-year students will also be required to submit their final high school transcript and accepted transfer students will be required to submit a transcript of all courses completed and grades.
  • GED results must be sent directly from Department of Education to our Office of Admissions.

Standardized Test Scores

  • Ship is test optional for Spring and Fall 2021. First-year applicants are not required to submit their test scores (SAT or ACT) for admissions review, except for a few major exemptions. When submitting the application for admission, applicants will indicate if they want test scores used in review of their application. If a student states they do not want test scores considered, Ship will not review them as part of the admissions process even if we’ve received test scores for the student. Click here to learn more about our test optional policy.


  • If you are applying for the fall semester, we recommend you submit all application materials, including your non-refundable application fee of $45*,  early in your senior year of high school or as soon as possible before the start of our fall semester.
  • If you are applying for the spring semester, we recommend you submit all application materials as soon as possible before the start of our spring semester.

*Shippensburg University subscribes to the CEEB fee waiver program. This program provides waivers for those students for whom the fee is judged a hardship. Students should request submission of the fee waiver form through their school counselor.