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Shawnee State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 25th 2019By -  Nidhi Mittal

In fall 2017, Shawnee State University had a total enrollment of 3,582 which contained 3,406 undergraduate students and 176 graduate students. The university accepts the documents for admission via email on For application fee, candidates have to send a check or a money order.

  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • SAT/ACT scores are required for freshman admission.
  • Shawnee State University operates under an open admission policy.


Admission PortalOnline portal
Application Fee $30 (domestic)
$40 (undergraduate international)
$50 (graduate international)
SAT score1210
ACT score27
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/American Express/Discover/visa
Intake SeasonsFall, summer, spring/ rolling bases
Financial AidAvailable (scholarship) for domestic

Shawnee State University Admission Deadlines

Shawnee State University accepts open applications for spring, summer and fall sessions. The applicants are advised to apply before given priority deadlines to be considered for admission:

FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 1
SummerApril 1

The deadline for the Master of Occupational Therapy is 1 December, admission to this program is offered only for the fall term.

Shawnee State University International Admissions

Shawnee State University provides 70 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs for students. The admission process for international students is the same as of domestic applicants but they have to meet a few additional requirements.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied along with a certified English translation.

For evaluation, international applicants should send their transcripts to World Education Service (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.66 (undergraduate) and 2.75 (graduation)
  • SAT/ACT exam scores as per program requirement
  • Certified bank statement Financial statement
  • Financial proof stating $26,934 USD for tuition fee and living expenses
  • English proficiency scores
  • Two letters of reference
  • Essay

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. They can submit the TOEFL or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement for undergraduate applicantsMinimum Requirement for graduate applicants
TOEFL 60 or higher (iBT)
500 or higher (pBT)
79 or higher (iBT)
550 higher (pBT)
IELTS5.5 or higher6.0 or higher
MELAB80 or higher80 or higher
EIKEN Grade 2AGrade 2A

TOEFL code: 1790

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee 200$
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and documentation

Shawnee State University Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate courses offered by Shawnee State University are 70. SAT/ACT scores and higher GPA are important for admission in undergraduate programs. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: $40 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of applying:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.66
  • Prior educational requirements
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • General Educational Development (GED) certificate
    • Post-secondary degree
    • Professional degree
  • English Proficiency
  • Personal Statement
  • Financial proof stating $26,934 USD for tuition fee and living expenses
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Two letters of references
  • Essay
  • Shawnee State University Code: 1790

Shawnee State University Graduate Admissions

Shawnee State University offers 30 graduate programs. The admission is provided on the rolling bases

Where to Apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: $50 USD

English Proficiency

  • TOEFL (79or higher (iBT), 550 or higher (pBT)
  • IELTS (6.0 or higher)
  • MELAB (80 or higher)
  • EIKEN (Grade 2A)

Additional Requirements:

  • Prior educational requirements
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • General Educational Development (GED) certificate
    • Post-secondary degree
    • Professional degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
  • Financial proof stating $26,934 USD for tuition fee and living expenses
  • Essay

Specific requirements for the Master’s in education are:

  • GPA of 2.75
  • GRE (900), GMAT (275), Miller score (380) for master in education
  • Evidence of teaching, a license of equivalency for Master in education
  • two letters of recommendation
  • two letters of reference

Specific requirements for Master in Occupational Therapy are:

  • GPA of 3.2
  • GRE score a minimum of 900
  • Personal statement/ state of purpose
  • Three letters of reference

GRE code: 1933

Applicants should apply 2 months prior to the commencing of classes and application process should start 6 months prior to the start of the term. University cannot consider an application until they receive all the documents and application fees.

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