Shepherd University accepts transfer students each fall, spring and summer semester. While we operate on rolling admissions, it is suggested you apply the semester before you intend to enroll at Shepherd University.
- At least 24 earned college level credits from regionally accredited institutions.
- A 2.00 cumulative college GPA from all previously attempted coursework. Select disciplines at Shepherd (including nursing, education, and social work) have additional admission requirements.
- If a student has less than 24 earned college credits, a high school transcript or GED/TASC will be required. If the student graduated from high school within the past five year SAT/ACT scores will also be required.
- Applicants must be in good standing and eligible to return to all former institutions.
1. Choose your program of study. Students transferring with more than 30 credits must declare a major.
2. Submit your application online and pay the $45 application fee. (Students applying for a Transfer Scholarship Agreement Program, the Blue Ridge Education 2+2 Program and the Eastern West Virginia Education 2+2 Program must use the appropriate PDF application in lieu of the online application.)
3. Submit your official college transcripts* from each previously attended institution. Also submit your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if you’ve completed less than 24 college hours. Application materials can be sent to:
|Mailing Address||Shepherd University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000
*Please note: an OFFICIAL paper transcript is printed on special, watermarked paper and must be sent in its original, sealed, signature-stamped envelope. An electronic transcript is considered OFFICIAL if it is sent to Shepherd University directly from the issuing school. An electronic transcript emailed to a student and then fowarded to Shepherd University is considered UNOFFICIAL. An electronic transcript which is printed and then scanned into an email is considered UNOFFICIAL.
4. It is recommended that you submit a personal statement with your application. Personal statements can be typed into the online application, mailed, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of writing prompts, click here.