Your $100 Enrollment Deposit will confirm your spot at Shepherd and allow you to apply for housing, register for Orientation and activate your student email account.
All students who have confirmed their spot at Shepherd by paying their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for on-campus housing.
Join your incoming classmates on Accepted Student Day! Tour campus, speak with faculty members from your major (or explore majors if your major is undeclared), learn about our clubs and organizations, obtain your student ID and more!
Sign up for Orientation
We hold new student Orientation throughout the month of June. This is where students will gain an introduction to the University, meet with an advisor and register for classes. The friday before classes begin is the second phase of Orientation; New Student Welcome and Convocation.
Follow the steps in the link above to activate your student email and network account. This will give you access to campus computers, your student email account and Sakai, our electronic classroom. (Please note your enrollment deposit must be paid before you can access your email account).
Send Official college transcripts
We must receive all official college transcripts to transfer your courses and add them to your student record. Several weeks post acceptance, we will mail you a degree evaluation showing how your classes have transferred to Shepherd and toward your program of study. If you have courses in progress, remember to send us your final, official transcript once your courses are complete. www.shepherd.edu/transferring-college-credit/
Send AP/IB Scores
Don’t forget to send your official AP or IB scores to Shepherd University so we can add the credit to your student account!
All students must provide the Student Health Center with immunization records prior to the start of the school year.
Don’t forget to log into your RAIL account to accept your scholarships, grants and loans! Follow the Financial Aid Checklist to complete the process.
ELS is a community service and leadership program for new students, held the week before classes begin in August. Discover your strengths, experience leadership in action and build relationships with your fellow students!
In July, the required textbooks for you classes will be posted online. Visit shepherdbook.com, enter the information for each class you are registered, and purchase your books before class begins.
Send your Final high school transcript
Make sure to have your high school send your final transcript after you have graduated.