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Image result for checkbox image  Pay your Enrollment Deposit

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.

Image result for checkbox image  File your FAFSA

All incoming students should file their FAFSA and remember to list Shepherd’s school code: 003822. FAFSA’s should be filed by March 1.

Image result for checkbox image  Apply for Housing And Meal Plan

All students who have confirmed their spot at Shepherd by paying their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for on-campus housing via the Good Living Portal.

Image result for checkbox image   Attend Accepted Student Day

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!

Image result for checkbox image  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.

Image result for checkbox imageSet up your Student Email Account

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).

Image result for checkbox image  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.

Image result for checkbox image  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!

Image result for checkbox image  Immunization Records

All students must provide the Student Health Center with immunization records prior to the start of the school year.

Image result for checkbox image  Finalize your Financial Aid

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.

Image result for checkbox image  Emerging Leaders in Service

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!

Image result for checkbox image  Purchase your Books

In July, the required textbooks for you classes will be posted online. Visit, enter the information for each class you are registered, and purchase your books before class begins.

Image result for checkbox image  Send your Final high school transcript

Make sure to have your high school send your final transcript after you have graduated.

Image result for checkbox image  Join the Class of 2023 on Facebook!

Receive updates about campus events, connect with your fellow classmates and have your questions answered about all things Shepherd. You can also follow us on Instagram Shepherdadmissions and Twitter @ShepUadmissions