Admissions Information for Potential Students

Shawnee State University is an “open enrollment” institution. This means that admission to 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.
Right now, admission to the “Plastics Engineering Technology” program is not restricted, but it is, however, strongly recommended that applicants have strong math and critical thinking / problem solving skills as well as an excellent work ethic and propensity for self-motivation.
A minimum ACT Math score of 23 or placement score of MATH131 / ENGL111 or higher is recommended.
All students pursuing the four-year baccalaureate or two-year associate degrees or the one-year certificate are required to have scores from the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) forwarded to Shawnee State University.
Applicants who are 21 years of age or older, as of the first day of their first semester of enrollment, are exempt from providing ACT or SAT scores.
Although Shawnee State has an open admission policy and does not use the ACT or SAT for determining admission to the University, it does require results of these tests for use in advisement and placement. Students who have not yet taken the ACT or SAT may contact the Shawnee State University Admission Office for information about future ACT test dates. Applicants who have not taken the ACT or SAT will be accepted as “provisional students” but must take the exam during the initial semester of enrollment.
You may request an application for admission to the University by contacting the Office of Admissions or visiting the SSU Admissions web page at: