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Transfer Admissions Overview and Requirements

Our goal is to meet your expectations and ease the transfer process. The Ship Admissions staff is available throughout the year to assist you.

Academic Requirements

As a transfer student, you will be evaluated on the basis of all work attempted at accredited institutions. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required and 12 course credits is recommended for admission. 

Some majors require prerequisite courses and/or a minimum GPA prior to transferring. If you meet the criteria for admission but cannot be accommodated in your major of choice, you will be permitted to select another major or defer admission until a later date.

For a complete list of admissions criteria for such majors, see Major Requirements.

Applying to Transfer

Contact the Admissions Office to request information or complete an online application right now. 

Documentation Requirements
Be sure to submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Official transcripts from ALL college/universities previously attended, regardless of performance
  • High School transcript if transferring with less than 12 college-level credits
  • $45 Application Fee

When to Apply
You should apply for admission no later than one semester prior to the semester in which you plan to attend. For some majors such as Criminal Justice, Business and Elementary Education, transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as a year in advance.

Application Deadline
Shippensburg University uses a rolling admissions deadline, which means you may apply at any time prior to the start of the semester in which you plan to enroll. However, it is recommended that you complete your application by December 1 for the Spring semester and August 1 for the Fall semester.  Please be aware that space is limited in some majors and applying early is the best way to ensure a seat in your degree program. Contact Admissions for specific dates.

Acceptance Status
Application review takes 1-3 weeks after receiving all required application materials. The Admissions Office will notify you by e-mail once a decision has been made. You can also check your Application Status online.