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Graduate Student Resources and Forms

Orientation Guide

Non-Degree Form

(This form is used to approve graduate courses for students transferring credits to another institution or personal enrichment.)

Withdrawal Form – Partial

(This form is to withdraw a course withdrawal after add/drop period.)

Petition to the Graduate Council

Academic Change Form

(This form is used to change a program of study)

Course Transfer Pre-Approval Form 

(This form is used for current graduate students who want to be approved to take a course at another institution.)

Plan of Study Form

(This form is to be completed with your graduate academic advisor.)

Withdrawal from Shepherd University

(This form is for a complete withdrawal from the semester – all classes.)

Undergraduate to Enroll in a Graduate Course Form 

(This form is used to approve enrollment in graduate courses taken as an undergraduate Shepherd student.  Not to be used in conjunction with, or in addition to the Accelerated 4+1 Program)

Credit Transfer Approval Form

(This form is used to approve courses taken prior to admission that may be transferred as part of the admissions process.)

Accelerated (4+1) Course Permission to Enroll 

(This form is used to approve enrollment in graduate courses by undergraduate students accepted into the 4+1 program.  Not to be used in conjunction with, or in addition to the Undergraduate To Enroll In A Graduate Course)

Graduation Application and Instructions

You may email this form to the graduate studies office ( The graduation fee ($65 for 2023-2024) may be paid in person at the Cashier’s office or by contacting them during regular business hours at: 304.876.5284 or via fax: 304.876.5002.

Tuition Waiver Forms

Graduate Student Employee Tuition Waiver Form

SU employees: Please send signed copy to Dana Cifala ( for HR eligibility verification and then to Graduate Studies (

October 4, 2023 – As of this date, students employed by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, who are currently enrolled in a graduate program and remain in good standing, may continue to receive the tuition waiver benefit until they complete their program; however, Shepherd will not extend this benefit to new students beginning in the 2024 spring semester.

Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Form

Program Specific Resources

DNP – DNP Handbook 

MAT – Teacher Certification Eligibility Form

            Statement of Moral Character Form

(To be completed by students accepted into the MAT program)

MAT – MAT Handbook