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High School Admission Requirements

All students who graduate from a state approved, accredited high school (in Ohio - must have passed all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test in addition to meeting other high school graduation requirements) will receive unconditional acceptance to Shawnee State University by:


  • Completing the University admission application, by requesting an application from the Office of Admission or completing the online application for admission.

  • Submitting a current high school transcript via mail or fax. After graduation, a final transcript must be submitted with an official graduation date. Download and print the High School Transcript Request Form to complete and give to your guidance counselor.

  • If a student is under the age of 21, ACT or SAT scores are required.

Please submit all documents to Office of Admission, Shawnee State University, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

If you attended a non-state approved high school, you must provide evidence of passing the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or a state-authorized examination that the state recognizes to be the equivalent of a high school diploma.

The Office of Admission is located on the second floor of the University Center (at the top of the stairs). Call (740) 351-4778 or 800-959-2SSU to schedule an appointment. Admission Officers are available to personally assist you in the admission process. Daily campus tours are available.

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