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The deadline to apply to the Honors Program has been extended to March 1, 2015



Welcome to the Shepherd University Honors Program!

As Director of the Honors Program, I'm pleased to welcome you to Shepherd University and to the Honors Program Web site! By now you have discovered some of the things that make Shepherd University a wonderful place to study and grow, but I hope you'll also spend some time here on the Honors page to learn about the advantages of being an Honors or a Scholars student at Shepherd.

One of the first things you'll notice about Shepherd's Honors and Scholars Programs is that they offer you an opportunity to be a part of a vibrant, exciting, and inspiring academic community. The programs are designed to challenge and to support our finest students, so you can make the most of your university experience. Whether you are interested in the four-year Honors Program or the two-year Scholars Program, Honors work can enhance any major or program of study at the University, and participation offers a number of unique benefits, including smaller and more interactive classes, frequent field trips and outings, and special social events. Plus, Shepherd has its own Honors Center, which boasts suite-style housing, a study lounge, and a computer center just for Honors and Scholars students.

I know that you'll be excited about all that the Honors and Scholars Programs at Shepherd have to offer, and I hope that you will contact me soon with your questions or for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Cantrell, Ph.D.
304-876-5244 | 304-876-5063

Honors Program Admissions

Approximately 40 freshmen are selected each year to enter the Honors Program. Admission to the program typically requires a high school grade point average of 3.6 or above. Students must also have a combined SAT score of 1200 or better or, if the student has taken the ACT for admission, a 28 or above is usually required.... [MORE]

Special features of the Honors Program include:

Honors Center
Honors Housing
Honors Classes
Special Social Events
Spring Orientation
Honors Conferences
Honors Advisory Board
International Study
Honors Program Board

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Honors Capstone Project Presentations



Mission Statement

Honors Program Application

Two-Year Scholars Program

Honors Program Forms

Honors Program Handbook

Honors Courses

Scholarship Information

Honors Program Faculty

Contact Information


Shepherd University | Honors Program | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5244 | 800-344-5231