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Admission

Applying to Shawnee State is easy! Click here to apply.

  • Select the right application for you.
    • First time in College Application (or the Freshman application): This application is for you if you are still in high school and are applying for admission after graduation or if you’ve graduated high school, but haven’t taken any college courses before. We also have step by step instructions for you here!
    • Transfer Application: Choose this application if you have graduated from high school and have already earned college credit at another college or university. Learn more about applying as a Transfer student here!
    • Health Science Program Application: Choose this application if you are planning to apply for one of our selective health science programs.
    • International Application: Use this application if you are applying for admission and live outside the United States. Step by Step Instructions about the International Application Process are available here!
    • Guest/Non-Degree Application: Complete this application if you are attending Shawnee State as a guest student while enrolled at another college or university, or if you are planning to take classes, but aren’t working towards earning a degree.
  • Submit the application and print your confirmation page. We’ll process it right away! If you have questions, an admissions officer can help! Call us at 740-351-3221 or email to_ssu@shawnee.edu

Prospective Students

What is the acceptance rate at Shawnee State?

We accept all students who complete their application and submit all the necessary credentials. We are an open access university and provide pathways to enrollment for students at all levels of pre-college preparations:

  • College Ready: You are considered college ready if you have at least an 18 on your ACT section tests in English, Math, and Reading.
  • University College: If you have one developmental area (an area where you did not get an 18), you will be admitted to our University College where you will use your first semester to complete your developmental courses. After successful completion you can declare your major!
  • Summer Bridge to Success: Students who apply and have developmental needs in 2 or more areas (English, Math, Reading) are conditionally admitted and are required to complete our 6-week Summer Bridge program prior to starting in the Fall.

Prospective Students

When is the application deadline?
  • We admit students on a rolling basis, which means we review applications as we receive them, admit students all year long, and don't have an admission deadline.
  • Our selective Health Science programs do have a deadline and they can be found here.

Prospective Students

How do I check on my application status?

After we have processed your application, you will receive an acknowledgment in the mail. It will contain your login credentials for MySSU - our student portal. Check your MySSU portal for your application status, reviewing financial aid packages, updates, registering for orientation and more.

Prospective Students

Housing/Resident Life

How do I find a roommate?

  • If you're coming to Shawnee State University with a friend - and want to live together - let us know on your housing application.
  • If you completed the housing application before finding the perfect roommate, contact the Housing & Residence Life Office by emailing housing2@shawnee.edu or by calling us at 740-351-3722
  • Need to find a roommate? We ask you questions on the housing application about your lifestyle to help match you with roommates of similar habits.
  • Many students find potential roommates through connections made during Orientation and through the Shawnee State App.

Prospective Students

How do I choose a dorm?
  • All of our housing units at Shawnee State University are apartment-style. Check out the different options here.
  • Then, on your housing application, tell us your preference. In addition to which apartment building you prefer, tell us if you are interested in a living-learning community (you want to live around other game design students, for example). You can also tell us if you prefer a private room or double room.
  • Each housing unit has a Resident Assistant (RA). Resident Assistants are students with at least one year experience living on campus. These student-leaders live in the units where they work and have received special training and education to help solve housing issues and connect you with any type of resource you need on campus. Our Resident Advisors report to two full-time professional Resident Coordinators. A Resident Coordinator lives on campus and is on call 24/7.
  • You have 24 hour access to an RA through the “MyRA” phone system. Call or text 740-351-6972.
  • Learn more about the rules and guidelines for living in campus housing in the Shawnee State University Resident Handbook.

Prospective Students

Meal Plans
  • We have three meal plan options for students living on campus and a number of flexible meal plans for students commuting from home.
  • If you are a freshman living on campus, you will automatically be placed in our 19 meals per week program.
  • If you are a commuter student, you will need to opt-in to a meal plan here.
  • If you’re a sophomore, junior or senior living on campus, select your meal plan option through MySSU each semester by selecting the student tab and then using the MyHousing Self Service link under Housing.

Prospective Students

Tours
  • Call the Office of Admission at (740) 351-4778 to arrange a campus visit and tour.
  • Campus visits are available Monday-Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm with campus and housing tours provided. Saturday visits are available on select dates throughout the academic year.
  • Special Shawnee Showcase Days are also held throughout the year. Faculty, advisors, and students are on hand during these events to answer questions and give you a true sense of what it’s like to be a Shawnee State student.

Prospective Students

Academics

Where do I check my grades?·

  • Your grades can be found in MySSU under the student tab. Select Academic Information and then Grade Report.
  • If you would like to talk to someone about your grade, talk to your Academic Advisor. You will be assigned an advisor when you register for classes. To find out who your advisor is, log in to MySSU and select Academic Information under the student tab.

How do I find a tutor?

  • Tutors are available to students at no charge through our Student Success Center, Math Lab and Writing Center.
  • You can request a tutor right from the home page of MySSU.
  • Online eTutoring in biology, chemistry, English, math and physics can also be accessed under the Tutoring link on MySSU.

How do I change my major?

  • To change your major, first speak with your advisor. At any time, you can reach an advisor in the Student Success Center by emailing ask_an_advisor@shawnee.edu. An advisor can work with you to develop a plan to graduate with the degree of your choice and outline the possible impact that changing your major will have on your time to graduation.
  • After speaking to your Professional Advisor in the Student Success Center, you can officially change your major by completing a change of major form, having it signed by your advisor, and submitting it to the Student Business Center. This will update your student record and prompt the assignment of a new advisor from your new major.

What happens if I drop a class?

  • Dropping a class can affect your overall grade point average, financial aid eligibility, time to graduation, and expenses. Talk to your advisor before dropping a class to discuss the impact it may have on your academic goals. Also review important dates for the semester here before dropping any classes.

How do I apply for graduation?

  • Petitioning to graduate is an easy online process. Details and deadlines may be found here.

Where do I go for medical services?

  • We provide a health clinic on campus that is staffed by King's Daughters Medical Center. Walk-ins are accepted when classes are in session Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check out services provided here.

Current Students

Financial

How do I pay my tuition?

  • Pay your tuition online through MySSU (click here)
  • Your classes may be dropped if you miss your first payment deadline. Late fees will be applied to payments missed throughout the semester. Review payment due dates and details about our tuition payment plan here: payment plan
  • Enroll in the payment plan through MySSU by selecting Billing Information under the Student tab. Under My Account Info, select Go To CASHNET.

How do I take out a student loan?

  • As a college student, you should file a FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) each year (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can file as early as October 1 for possible financial aid for the following year.
  • Based on your FAFSA, Shawnee State will send you a financial aid award letter that outlines any financial aid you qualify to receive, including student loans.
  • Accept or decline your financial aid award, including student loans, through MySSU under the student tab.
  • If you are a first-time borrower, you will need to complete entrance counseling and sign a promissory note to receive your student loan. Links to these will be included in your financial aid overview on MySSU.
  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Office of Financial Aid at 740-351-4AID.

Current Students

My child is having an emergency, who do I contact?
  • If your child is having a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 to access immediate assistance.
  • Shawnee State University has a Department of Public Safety with police officers and security personnel available around the clock and can help students access any type of resources they may need. Officers can be reached at 740-351-3232.
  • The Office of Housing and Residence Life can help with housing issues and the Office of the Dean of Students can help answer any questions you may have about your student's situation.

Parents

Do I come for orientation?

We encourage you to attend orientation. We have a separate parent program during the day to answer unique questions you may have and talk about ways you can help your child succeed in college.

Parents

Do parents get usernames for student portals?
  • No, our student portal currently includes only student accounts. FERPA protects your child's records. To access student information, ask your student to sign a release in the Student Business Center to allow us to share information about their account with you.

Parents

Admission

Applying to Shawnee State is easy! Click here to apply.

  • Select the right application for you.
    • First time in College Application (or the Freshman application): This application is for you if you are still in high school and are applying for admission after graduation or if you’ve graduated high school, but haven’t taken any college courses before. We also have step by step instructions for you here!
    • Transfer Application: Choose this application if you have graduated from high school and have already earned college credit at another college or university. Learn more about applying as a Transfer student here!
    • Health Science Program Application: Choose this application if you are planning to apply for one of our selective health science programs.
    • International Application: Use this application if you are applying for admission and live outside the United States. Step by Step Instructions about the International Application Process are available here!
    • Guest/Non-Degree Application: Complete this application if you are attending Shawnee State as a guest student while enrolled at another college or university, or if you are planning to take classes, but aren’t working towards earning a degree.
  • Submit the application and print your confirmation page. We’ll process it right away! If you have questions, an admissions officer can help! Call us at 740-351-3221 or email to_ssu@shawnee.edu

Prospective Students

What is the acceptance rate at Shawnee State?

We accept all students who complete their application and submit all the necessary credentials. We are an open access university and provide pathways to enrollment for students at all levels of pre-college preparations:

  • College Ready: You are considered college ready if you have at least an 18 on your ACT section tests in English, Math, and Reading.
  • University College: If you have one developmental area (an area where you did not get an 18), you will be admitted to our University College where you will use your first semester to complete your developmental courses. After successful completion you can declare your major!
  • Summer Bridge to Success: Students who apply and have developmental needs in 2 or more areas (English, Math, Reading) are conditionally admitted and are required to complete our 6-week Summer Bridge program prior to starting in the Fall.

Prospective Students

When is the application deadline?
  • We admit students on a rolling basis, which means we review applications as we receive them, admit students all year long, and don't have an admission deadline.
  • Our selective Health Science programs do have a deadline and they can be found here.

Prospective Students

How do I check on my application status?

After we have processed your application, you will receive an acknowledgment in the mail. It will contain your login credentials for MySSU - our student portal. Check your MySSU portal for your application status, reviewing financial aid packages, updates, registering for orientation and more.

Prospective Students

Housing/Resident Life

How do I find a roommate?

  • If you're coming to Shawnee State University with a friend - and want to live together - let us know on your housing application.
  • If you completed the housing application before finding the perfect roommate, contact the Housing & Residence Life Office by emailing housing2@shawnee.edu or by calling us at 740-351-3722
  • Need to find a roommate? We ask you questions on the housing application about your lifestyle to help match you with roommates of similar habits.
  • Many students find potential roommates through connections made during Orientation and through the Shawnee State App.

Prospective Students

How do I choose a dorm?
  • All of our housing units at Shawnee State University are apartment-style. Check out the different options here.
  • Then, on your housing application, tell us your preference. In addition to which apartment building you prefer, tell us if you are interested in a living-learning community (you want to live around other game design students, for example). You can also tell us if you prefer a private room or double room.
  • Each housing unit has a Resident Assistant (RA). Resident Assistants are students with at least one year experience living on campus. These student-leaders live in the units where they work and have received special training and education to help solve housing issues and connect you with any type of resource you need on campus. Our Resident Advisors report to two full-time professional Resident Coordinators. A Resident Coordinator lives on campus and is on call 24/7.
  • You have 24 hour access to an RA through the “MyRA” phone system. Call or text 740-351-6972.
  • Learn more about the rules and guidelines for living in campus housing in the Shawnee State University Resident Handbook.

Prospective Students

Meal Plans
  • We have three meal plan options for students living on campus and a number of flexible meal plans for students commuting from home.
  • If you are a freshman living on campus, you will automatically be placed in our 19 meals per week program.
  • If you are a commuter student, you will need to opt-in to a meal plan here.
  • If you’re a sophomore, junior or senior living on campus, select your meal plan option through MySSU each semester by selecting the student tab and then using the MyHousing Self Service link under Housing.

Prospective Students

Tours
  • Call the Office of Admission at (740) 351-4778 to arrange a campus visit and tour.
  • Campus visits are available Monday-Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm with campus and housing tours provided. Saturday visits are available on select dates throughout the academic year.
  • Special Shawnee Showcase Days are also held throughout the year. Faculty, advisors, and students are on hand during these events to answer questions and give you a true sense of what it’s like to be a Shawnee State student.

Prospective Students

Academics

Where do I check my grades?·

  • Your grades can be found in MySSU under the student tab. Select Academic Information and then Grade Report.
  • If you would like to talk to someone about your grade, talk to your Academic Advisor. You will be assigned an advisor when you register for classes. To find out who your advisor is, log in to MySSU and select Academic Information under the student tab.

How do I find a tutor?

  • Tutors are available to students at no charge through our Student Success Center, Math Lab and Writing Center.
  • You can request a tutor right from the home page of MySSU.
  • Online eTutoring in biology, chemistry, English, math and physics can also be accessed under the Tutoring link on MySSU.

How do I change my major?

  • To change your major, first speak with your advisor. At any time, you can reach an advisor in the Student Success Center by emailing ask_an_advisor@shawnee.edu. An advisor can work with you to develop a plan to graduate with the degree of your choice and outline the possible impact that changing your major will have on your time to graduation.
  • After speaking to your Professional Advisor in the Student Success Center, you can officially change your major by completing a change of major form, having it signed by your advisor, and submitting it to the Student Business Center. This will update your student record and prompt the assignment of a new advisor from your new major.

What happens if I drop a class?

  • Dropping a class can affect your overall grade point average, financial aid eligibility, time to graduation, and expenses. Talk to your advisor before dropping a class to discuss the impact it may have on your academic goals. Also review important dates for the semester here before dropping any classes.

How do I apply for graduation?

  • Petitioning to graduate is an easy online process. Details and deadlines may be found here.

Where do I go for medical services?

  • We provide a health clinic on campus that is staffed by King's Daughters Medical Center. Walk-ins are accepted when classes are in session Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check out services provided here.

Current Students

Financial

How do I pay my tuition?

  • Pay your tuition online through MySSU (click here)
  • Your classes may be dropped if you miss your first payment deadline. Late fees will be applied to payments missed throughout the semester. Review payment due dates and details about our tuition payment plan here: payment plan
  • Enroll in the payment plan through MySSU by selecting Billing Information under the Student tab. Under My Account Info, select Go To CASHNET.

How do I take out a student loan?

  • As a college student, you should file a FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) each year (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can file as early as October 1 for possible financial aid for the following year.
  • Based on your FAFSA, Shawnee State will send you a financial aid award letter that outlines any financial aid you qualify to receive, including student loans.
  • Accept or decline your financial aid award, including student loans, through MySSU under the student tab.
  • If you are a first-time borrower, you will need to complete entrance counseling and sign a promissory note to receive your student loan. Links to these will be included in your financial aid overview on MySSU.
  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Office of Financial Aid at 740-351-4AID.

Current Students

My child is having an emergency, who do I contact?
  • If your child is having a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 to access immediate assistance.
  • Shawnee State University has a Department of Public Safety with police officers and security personnel available around the clock and can help students access any type of resources they may need. Officers can be reached at 740-351-3232.
  • The Office of Housing and Residence Life can help with housing issues and the Office of the Dean of Students can help answer any questions you may have about your student's situation.

Parents

Do I come for orientation?

We encourage you to attend orientation. We have a separate parent program during the day to answer unique questions you may have and talk about ways you can help your child succeed in college.

Parents

Do parents get usernames for student portals?
  • No, our student portal currently includes only student accounts. FERPA protects your child's records. To access student information, ask your student to sign a release in the Student Business Center to allow us to share information about their account with you.

Parents

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