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BRCTC Pathway to Career Success

Shepherd University and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (BRCTC) have collaborated to deliver a pathway to success by helping transition the individual with an associate’s degree from BRCTC to a bachelor’s degree at Shepherd.

The Pathway to Career Success program is an articulation agreement between Shepherd University and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. This articulation provides BRCTC graduates with the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree within two years (specified programs only).

*Students who do not have an A.A. or A.S. degree will have all of their community college course work earned with a grade of “C” or better evaluated in a course-by-course basis for acceptance by Shepherd University. These transfer credits will be applied, as appropriate, to the University’s general studies requirements, major and minor requirements, and all other degree requirements as deemed appropriate by the University registrar.

What Programs are Available?

Curriculum for an A.A. degree in liberal arts from BRCTC is cross-referenced with Shepherd’s:

Curriculum for an A.S. in nursing (A.S.N.) from BRCTC is cross-referenced with Shepherd’s:

Curriculum for a Board of Governors A.A.S. degree from BRCTC is cross-referenced with Shepherd’s:

What Does this Mean for You?

What Should You Do Now?

  1. Meet with the Shepherd University faculty advisor before applying.
  2. Apply to Shepherd University in the first semester of your sophomore year (
  3. Send your official final transcripts upon graduation from BRCTC to Shepherd.
  4. Come for a campus visit or join us for an Open House to learn more about the Shepherd experience.
  5. Visit our web page at

Shepherd University Transfer Policy
Students who transfer from a regionally accredited junior or community college are allowed a maximum of 72 semester hours toward the 120 credit hour minimum for graduation from Shepherd University. In compliance with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, students who have completed more than 72 hours of course work may select the courses they wish to have evaluated as part of their semester hours of credit counted toward graduation. The total number of credit hours earned will be calculated in the student’s overall grade point average.

All grades and credits transferred to Shepherd University are posted on the student’s permanent record exactly as received from all other colleges and/or universities with the following provisions: 1) plus and minus signs will be ignored, 2) D and F grades can be replaced only if earned within the first 60 hours attempted, and 3) for admission purposes, all grades on the student’s transcript(s) will be used in computing the grade point average.

More Information
If you would like to speak to a BRCTC academic advisor or Shepherd University admissions counselor regarding this program, please contact:

400 West Stephen St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Shepherd University
Ikenberry Hall
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000

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