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Undergraduate Admission Process & Requirements

SAT/ACT not required at ShipShippensburg 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 2022. First-year applicants are not required to submit their test scores (SAT or ACT) for admissions review. Ship will not review test scores 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.

Contact the Office of Admissions Old Main 105 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1231 Fax: (717) 477-4016
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm