The summer term of Shepherd University is an integral part of the academic year. All general university requirements relating to academic standards, sound scholarship, and good citizenship are in full effect during the summer term.
University credit earned during the summer has the same value as that granted for work during the regular year. In general, students may not carry more than 14 credits in the summer (recommend no more than 7 credits in any one part of term).
Applications are available online at www.shepherd.edu/admissions/apply-to-shepherd. New degree-seeking students must file an application and all other required documents to be considered for admission. Freshman applicants must provide official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and must be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
Former Shepherd students who have not been enrolled since before Spring 2022 must apply for admission in the Office of Admissions. Degree-seeking students not currently enrolled, but who were enrolled Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022 do not have to reapply for admission. Note: This policy does not apply to students who have been suspended, or who have not been enrolled for longer than two consecutive semesters (not including summers), or who have received financial aid and earned credits at another institution during their absence from Shepherd University.
Veterans desiring credit for military experience should send or bring with them a certified copy of their honorable discharge and other service records. It is important that veterans entering Shepherd University under the G.I. Bill present their Certificate of Eligibility and Entitlement during their absence from Shepherd.
STUDENTS FROM OTHER COLLEGES
Students who are regularly enrolled in other colleges/universities may enroll at Shepherd University for summer coursework as transient students. Transient students must submit a special non-degree application and have a Statement of Good Standing forwarded to the Office of Admissions by the registrar of the college or university in which they are regularly enrolled. Special non-degree applications can be printed directly from the Admissions website at www.shepherd.edu/admissions.
SUMMER 2023 PAYMENT DEADLINES AND EXPENSES
|If you register during these dates:||Your bill and schedule will be emailed:||Tuition due date (pay by RAIL):|
|March 21- April 21, 2023||April 21, 2023||May 19, 2023|
|April 22 – May 12, 2023||Weekly||May 19, 2023|
|May 13 – 25, 2023||You will NOT receive a bill–check charges on RAIL||Immediately – pay on RAIL|
PAYMENT COMPLETES THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND ASSURES THAT YOUR CLASSES WILL NOT BE DROPPED. YOUR TUITION AND FEES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ASSESSED ON YOUR RAIL ACCOUNT AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. PLEASE LOG INTO YOUR RAIL ACCOUNT TO VIEW YOUR CHARGES AND MAKE A PAYMENT.
COURSE FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES (Subject to Change)
See catalog.shepherd.edu, Expenses and Financial Assistance section for a complete list of fees.
NOTE: per Board of Governors action, effective Summer 2023, a new TECH fee of $15 per credit hour replaces the old ONLINE course fee. The fee is capped at 12 credits for undergraduate students, and 9 credits for graduate students.
THERE IS NO REFUND ON PARTIAL WITHDRAWALS .
SUMMER 2023 REFUND SCHEDULE FOR FULL WITHDRAWAL:
Summer housing applications are available online at http://www.shepherd.edu/residencelife.
Summer school students will typically be housed in University Apartments, which are air conditioned. Room furnishings include single twin-size beds and mattresses, desks, dressers, chairs, and closets or wardrobes.
Apartments are equipped with a kitchen, a stove top, oven, refrigerator. Students will need to supply their own bed linens, blankets, pillows, study lamps, microwaves, televisions, game systems, pots and pans, other similar conveniences that meet residence hall regulations. Visit the Residence Life website at www.shepherd.edu/residencelife to receive a more detailed list of things students can consider bringing.
Summer housing applications will be available online at http://www.shepherd.edu/residencelife/good-living-portal.
To verify a summer housing assignment and receive all paperwork for check-in if not already residing in the campus apartments, students should report to the Apartments Staff Office between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the day before class begins. Checkout for summer sessions is by 6 p.m. on the last day of class for that session. Students who will not be residing in the campus apartments for the Fall 2023 semester must be checked out of their summer space no later than 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. For further questions, contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCESS TO EMAIL, NETWORKS, BRIGHTSPACE
For all questions related to password management, email accounts, network access, and access to Brightspace, refer to the IT Services web pages or contact the IT Support Desk, bottom level, Scarborough Library.
For activity schedule and information, contact the Wellness Center at 304-876-5471.
CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION
Monday, August 7, 2023, will be the official graduation date for students completing requirements during the summer term. The deadline to apply for August 2023 graduation was October 7, 2022.
It is the student’s responsibility to check all requirements for graduation and certification and make inquiry if there is doubt about meeting any of them. For undergraduate students, at least 30 semester hours of resident study at Shepherd are required before graduation. The final 12 hours of work must be completed at Shepherd University unless the undergraduate candidate is excused by the Admissions and Credits Committee.
All work taken at another institution which is to be applied to a degree or teaching certificate at Shepherd must be approved in advance.
FINAL GRADES INFORMATION
Final grades will be available on RAIL at www.shepherd.edu/rail. In addition to letter grades A-F, I (Incomplete), W (Withdrawal) and P (Pass), other grades students may see on RAIL include:
IF (Failure due to Irregular Withdrawal)
I/[grade] (Incomplete replaced by the grade that follows)
[grade]/R (eligible course repeated and forgiven under state’s repeat course forgiveness policy)
[grade]< (course repeated but ineligible for repeat course forgiveness under state’s repeat policy)