Degree Seeking Students
Degree programs at Shawnee State University is open
to graduates who hold a state approved diploma from state chartered
or regionally accredited high schools and to students who have
earned high school equivalency through the General Education
Development (GED) program. However, admission to the
University does not guarantee admission to specific programs of
study. If you intend to apply for admission to the game and
simulation development arts program, teacher education, or a health
science program, you should refer to the appropriate sections of the
catalog for specific admission requirements.
There are varying additional requirements for
students in different categories, including recent high school
graduates, transfer students, special non-degree students, transient
students, international students, and eligible students who are
still attending high school. Requirements for each are
discussed in the following sections.
It is recommended that the high
school background of the entering freshman pursuing a degree
4 units English
3 units mathematics (algebra 1 and 2, geometry)
3 units social studies
3 units science
2 units foreign language
1 unit visual, performing arts (drama, music, art)
These courses are
recommendations, not requirements. However, if you have a
deficiency in English or mathematics, you will be required to
take developmental courses prior to attempting college level
students who are seeking to transfer credits to Shawnee State University must
submit the following materials:
official secondary and postsecondary transcripts. These transcripts
must be in the student's native language and be accompanied
by a certified English translation. If these credentials cannot
be evaluated by the University, they will be sent to an evaluation
service, and you will be responsible for cost of the evaluation.
students are required to accept the cost of university health insurance
or produce proof of adequate insurance while in the United States.
International students are required to purchase health insurance
while in the United States. Health insurance information may
be found in the Bursar's office. Second Floor of the University
Shawnee State University is committed
to helping international students excel in their college courses and
to ensure that they are successful in their college experience .
(Center for International Programs and Activities) offers many services to our current
international students and is actively engaged in helping future
students come to SSU. The Student Success Center will also
assist you with many academic and social activities.
who are not interested in pursuing a degree but who wish to take
courses are required to file an application for admission.. Transcripts of high school and college
work are not required, nor is ACT/SAT testing. However, if at a
later time, you decide to pursue a degree program, all admission
requirements in effect at the time of initial enrollment must be
met. These requirements include official transcripts from high school
(and/or GED) and college work and testing, recommendations, etc.,
if any of these are required for the major being declared.
Special, non-degree students may take courses which have no prerequisites or
courses for which they have the appropriate prerequisite. For
courses assuming prior knowledge or a certain degree of proficiency,
placement testing may be advised or required prior to registration.
State University admits senior citizens (60 years of age or older
on or before the first date of the term)
for courses, on an audit (non-credit), space-available basis. Although formal
application and registration is required, no tuition or course fees are charged.
The student is responsible for any lab and other miscellaneous
fees, books, or materials required for a course. The
student is required to secure the permission of the instructor
of a course if there are course prerequisites for a course.
Please note: The
Senior Citizen Option Form must be completed and
submitted to the Student Business Center in the University
Center along with the regular registration form. If you
register for your courses via your MySSU account, please make
sure that you return this form to the Student Business Center.
All courses taken for the term will be for non-credit.
is also a special, no cost, fitness program for seniors. Applications
may be obtained at the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center.