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Current Graduate Student Resources and Forms

Orientation Guide

Next Steps Guide

Withdrawal Form – Partial

Petition to the Graduate Council

Academic Change Form

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

Withdrawal from Shepherd University

Undergraduate to Enroll in a Graduate Course Form

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

Accelerated (4+1) Course Permission to Enroll

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

Employee Tuition Waiver Form

SU employees: Please send signed copy to Dana Cifala ( for HR eligibility verification.

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.

Student Tuition Waiver Form

Program Specific Resources

DNP – DNP Handbook