High School Students
High School Dual Enrollment
Students attending a high school in Berkeley County and Jefferson County, West Virginia, may be enrolled in both high school and college at the same time, while receiving college and high school credit simultaneously. After the completion of their sophomore year, students should visit their high school counselor to see if they are eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program.
To apply for High School Dual Enrollment, students will need to submit:
- Completed Application
- Letter of Recommendation from Principal or Guidance Counselor
- Composite ACT score of 21 and/or SAT score of 1000 (Reading and Math combined).
- Students wishing to enroll in a Math course at Shepherd must have at least a 500 on the Math section of the SAT or an 18 on the Math section of the ACT
- Students wishing to enroll in an English course at Shepherd must have at least a 480 on the Reading section of the SAT or an 18 on the English section of the ACT.
- Official Copy of high school transcript indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Students may enroll in freshman level courses at Shepherd University which do not require a pre-requisite. For a list of courses, refer to the High School Dual Enrollment brochure. To see the class schedule, Click Here
The Deadline to apply for High School Dual Enrollment is April 1 for the Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.
Advanced Placement Tests
To receive credit for Advanced Placement Tests, students must have the AP test results sent to the Office of Admissions at Shepherd by the testing service. As new AP tests are developed, additional credit may be awarded.
American History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 201 and HIST 202
Art History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ART 103
Art History-grades 4 or 5; ART 203 (for art majors)
Biology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; BIOL 101 and BIOL 102
Calculus AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207
Calculus BC-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207 and 208
Chemistry-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CHEM 207, CHEM 207L, CHEM 209, CHEM 209L
Classics-no credit given
Comparative Politics and Government–grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSCI 304
Computer Science AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CIS 104
Economics (macro and micro)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ECON 205 and 206
English (language and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 101
English (literature and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 102
Environmental Science-ENVS 201
European History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 102 and HIST 103
French Language-grades of 3 or 4; FREN 101 grade of 5; FREN 101 and 102
German Language-grades of 3 or 4; GERM 101 grade of 5; GERM 101 and 102
Government and Politics (American)-grades of 3, 4 or 5; PSCI 101
Human Geography-grades 3, 4, or 5; GEOG 105
Music (Theory)-grades of 3, 4, or 5 ; MUSC 111
Music (Theory)-grades of 4 or 5; MUSC 103 (for music majors)
Physics B-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L, 202, and 202L
Physics C-Mech-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L
Physics C-E&M-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 202, 202L
Psychology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSYC 101
Spanish Language-grades of 3 or 4; SPAN 101 grade of 5; SPAN 101 and 102
Statistics-grades 4 or 5; MATH 314
World History-grades 3, 4, or 5; HIST 101 and HIST 102
Shepherd University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as a strong pre-university academic program and encourages applicants to complete the requirements for the IB diploma. Advanced standing will be awarded for higher level exams with scores of 5, 6, or 7 to students who present either the IB diploma or individual IB exam scores. Credit is not awarded for standard level exams.
Individual academic departments determine how credit will be awarded for IB exams in a manner similar to the awarding of credit for Advanced Placementexams.
To receive credit for International Baccalaureate higher level examinations, students must have the IB examination results sent to the Office of Admissions at Shepherd University. Academic departments may add or delete credit for these examinations if course content or examinations change. For specific information go to www.shepherd.edu/bogweb/policy27.pdf.