Apply early to maximize scholarship opportunities!

December 1 – Early Scholarship Consideration

Get all set early! Receive first consideration for all scholarships, including limited full-tuition awards.

February 1 – Priority Deadline

Apply by Feb. 1 for priority consideration of scholarships

May 1 – Final Deadline

Scholarships awarded while funds last

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Learn if you qualify for Free Tuition!

Do you live in Scioto, Lawrence, Adams, Pike, Jackson or Ross Counties in Ohio – or Greenup, Boyd or Lewis Counties in Kentucky? You could be eligible for Free Tuition at Shawnee State! Students who qualify for federal Pell Grants, have a high school GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of at least 18 are eligible.

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What if I can’t take the ACT or SAT this year?

Our goal is to make sure the availability of ACT and SAT is not a barrier to you getting started on your college degree.

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Need help or have questions?

Contact Admissions at (740) 351-4778 or

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Freshman or Transfer Application

Use this application if this is your first time attending college as an undergraduate student or if you are going to transfer from another college or university.

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Re-Enrollment Application

Use this application if you have attended SSU previously and would like to re-enroll.

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Selective Degrees Application

Use this application if you are applying for a selective degree program, like one of our health science programs or musical theater.

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SSU Online Campus Application

Use this application if you are applying for one of our online degree programs.

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International Application

Use this application if you are applying from outside the United States.

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Guest/Non-degree Application

Use this application if you are interested in a certificate/non-degree program at Shawnee State University OR a student visiting from another institution to transfer courses back to your home institution.

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Shawnee State University does not discriminate in admission, access, or treatment in programs and activities or employment policies or practices on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Title IX

Inquiries regarding sex discrimination or harassment may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at (740) 351-3484.


Inquiries about disability services may be directed to the ADA Coordinator at (740) 351-3106.