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Shepherd University makes every effort to accommodate the special circumstances of home schooled students during the admissions process. Applicants must submit the following documentation for consideration by the Admissions staff:

1) Complete the application for admission.

2) Students under the umbrella of a degree-granting organization please submit evidence of the course work completed and the level of performance.

3) In absence of such a document, please submit a detailed portfolio describing the breadth of course work. This could include a research project, resume, reading list, community service, athletic and/or artistic endeavors, and study abroad.

4) Send official transcript from an accredited university or college (if applicable).

5) Send AP tests scores (if applicable).

6) Send ACT/SAT test scores including writing portion.

Online Application
Application for Admission (PDF)


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