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SAT/ACT not required at Ship

When you apply to Shippensburg University, you are taking the first step to joining a community of lifelong learners, where we inspire each student in all areas of their lives in a hands-on, supportive environment. Take the leap and apply today!

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Evan Ramos '18
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“The interpersonal relationships with faculty, staff, and peers gave you the assurance of not being ‘just a number.’ That was critical in discovering self-worth and what you can offer to your community and the world.”
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Test-Optional University Application

When you apply to Ship, we evaluate you as a whole, not your test scores. You may submit your application with or without an SAT/ACT score and still be fully considered for admission and scholarships. Some programs may allow students to speed up their acceptance by submitting test scores.

Find complete information about Shippensburg’s test-optional application policy.

Apply to Ship

Find the Shippensburg application appropriate for you and get started on this exciting journey.

Application for Undergraduates

Apply to Shippensburg using our undergraduate application if you’re a high school student or are interested in one of our online degree completion programs in liberal arts (BS) or technical leadership and administration (BS).

Get started on your undergraduate application to Shippensburg

How High Schoolers Can Prepare to Apply

You’ve probably wondered if you’re ready to apply to college, which classes you should take and what timeline you should follow to prepare for college applications. If so, find our detailed college planning information for high schoolers and explore our college readiness bridge program, the Academic Success Program (ASP).

Have you heard of Ship Start? Ship Start helps you begin earning credits for college while still in high school, saving money on future tuition.

Application for Graduate Programs

Select the graduate application if you’re interested in earning a master’s degree or doctoral degree at Ship. This also applies to current graduate students interested in transferring to one of Shippensburg’s programs.

Get started on your graduate application to Shippensburg.

Application for Transfer to Ship

Apply as a transfer student if you’d like to shift previous credit from a community college or four-year institution to Shippensburg to complete your undergraduate degree.

Get started on your transfer application to Shippensburg.

Application for Military and Veterans

If you are or were in the armed services and applying as an undergraduate, graduate or transfer student to Ship, take a moment to learn more about our world-class veteran support services. We’re dedicated to helping you navigate the process of fulfilling your academic goals. Thank you for your service.

After you check out the available services, you can start the undergraduate application, graduate application or transfer application process.

Application for International Students

We’re ready to help you find your unique pathway to Ship. Students applying to Shippensburg internationally: learn more about the international application process.

Review application requirements for international undergraduate students and requirements for international graduate students.

Application for Readmission to Ship

Have you previously attended or taken courses at Shippensburg University and want to reapply? Whether you’re reapplying as an undergraduate or graduate student, learn about how we readmit students to Ship.

Application for Non-Degree Seekers

It’s possible to sign up for classes and complete non-degree-seeking coursework at Ship.

Apply as a non-degree applicant if you might take a class before applying to a program, want to learn about a particular topic from experts in the field or if one of our many academically rigorous courses interests you.

Check Your Shippensburg Application Status

If you’ve already submitted an undergraduate, graduate, transfer or international application to Shippensburg University, log in using your email and password to see updates to the application status.

Learn More About Applying to Shippensburg University

With rolling deadlines and test-optional policies, applying to Shippensburg University is made simple. If you need any further assistance or have questions about how to apply to Shippensburg, explore all our essential admissions information.

Schedule a visit to campus to experience our Raider Day tours. Offered Monday through Friday, Raider Day involves the opportunity to meet with admissions staff to learn about financial aid and how to apply.

Ready to apply? Take the step. Begin your Shippensburg University application.

Contact the Office of Admissions

Each member of our admissions team is here to help you complete and submit your Shippensburg University application.

If you want to learn more about applying to Shippensburg, feel free to reach out to us by email or phone. Or, schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with an admissions counselor. We can’t wait to hear from you!