We are thrilled you have decided to become a Bear. Shawnee State University is a best value university with a wide range of high-quality signature programs. To get started on your transfer, follow the four simple steps we've outlined below.

How to Transfer to SSU

If you have questions about any part of the transfer process, contact our transfer coordinator James Farmer at (740) 351-3664 or email

1. Apply for Admission

Transfer Application for Admission

2. Submit College/University Transcripts

Submit your transcripts from each previous college or university.

Please note that college transcripts must be received from the school's Registrar's office to be considered official. Photocopies, fax, and hand-carried college transcripts are not accepted.

When ordering a transcript from your prior school, request that your transcript(s) be sent electronically. Sending paper transcripts by mail or overnight delivery will delay processing time.

If the transcript service site requires an e-mail address, please use

3. Submit High School Transcripts and Test Scores

Submit your transcripts from high school and ACT/SAT results. Applicants age 21 or over do not have to submit ACT/SAT scores.

4. Transfer Credits to Shawnee State University

SSU has partnered with CollegeSource to provide students with an up-to-date library of all of our established equivalencies from institutions that we have previously received transfer credit.

To view the comprehensive list of established transfer equivalencies across the country please visit SSU’s personalized TES® site.

If you are searching for a course, or courses, in TES® that have not been evaluated, this does not mean you will not receive credit upon transfer. We have not had the opportunity to evaluate every course in the country; TES® is an ever expanding database. If you come across a course that has not been evaluated please send us an email with the name of your institution, the semester in which you took (or will be taking) the course, and the course name and number. We will have the course evaluated, posted to TES®, and send you an email with the results.

What happens after I apply and submit my transcripts?

  1. Upon receipt of application documents you will receive a formal notice of admission. Your student ID number and MySSU login will be included with your acceptance letter.
  2. The Office of Admission at SSU provides a copy of your transcript(s) to the Registrar's Office.
  3. Next, the Registrar's Office posts your transfer credit to your SSU transcript. You will then receive a cover letter and a copy of your SSU transcript when this step has been completed.
  4. If you have declared a major, you should meet with your academic advisor so they can review your degree audit and confirm transfer equivalencies were awarded correctly for your major.
  5. Sign up for a Registration Orientation date. As a transfer student, your emphasis on this day is class registration.
  6. If you receive federal financial aid, log onto and add Shawnee State's FAFSA code: 009942.
  7. Contact Financial Aid so they can verify if any grants at your previous college could affect your financial aid package at Shawnee State. This is rare, but both the student and the Financial Aid office need to know this early.
  8. If you received student loans at your previous college or university, please contact their financial aid office and request that they cancel any pending loan disbursements. SSU cannot award you loan money until any pending loans have been cancelled. If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid for assistance.

Other transfer information

Transfer Credit Types

Need help?

Amanda Means
Assistant Director of Admissions
Toll Free: 800-959-2778
Direct: (740)351-3229
Fax: (740) 351-3111

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