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Transfer Students

Shepherd University welcomes transfer students each fall, spring, and summer semester on a rolling basis. We recommend applying one semester before you plan to start at Shepherd. Need help with the transfer process? Call us at 304.876.5212, text us at 304.716.4075, email us at admission@shepherd.edu, or schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our admissions counselors!

Transfer Requirements  |  Application Process  |  Transferring Credit
2+ 2 Agreements  |  Transfer ScholarshipsHonors Opportunities

Transfer Admission Requirements

Application Process

1. Choose your program of study. Students transferring with more than 30 credits must declare a major.

2. Submit your application online and pay the $45 application fee. (Students applying for a Transfer Scholarship Agreement Program, the Blue Ridge Education 2+2 Program, or the Eastern West Virginia Education 2+2 Program must use the appropriate PDF application in lieu of the online application.)

3. Submit all official* college transcripts from each institution previously attended. Submit your high school transcript/diploma equivalency and any available ACT/SAT scores if you’ve completed less than 24 college credits. Application materials can be sent to:

Mailing Address Shepherd University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000
Email admission@shepherd.edu
Fax 304-876-5165

*Please note: Official transcripts must be sent in their original sealed and signature-stamped envelope or electronically sent from the issuing institution directly to Shepherd University.  Printed transcripts that have been opened or scanned and electronic transcripts that are forwarded are considered unofficial.

4. It is recommended that you submit a personal statement with your application which can be typed into the online application, mailed, or emailed to admission@shepherd.edu. For a list of writing prompts, click here.

Transferring College Credit

Shepherd University will transfer all college-level credits from regionally accredited schools; however, a maximum of 72 credits from community colleges and 90 credits from four-year institutions can be applied towards a degree.  At least 30 credit hours must be completed at Shepherd to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Several weeks post-admission, transfer students who have submitted all official transcripts will receive a degree evaluation showing how their credits transferred and are applied to their major.

Students transferring from a partner community college can look up course equivalents using our transfer equivalency tool (TES).  To get an idea of how your credits should transfer before you apply, request an unofficial transcript evaluation.

          

Transfer Scholarships

In addition to Shepherd’s affordability, transfer students can benefit from a number of scholarship opportunities that include both merit-based and financial-need awards.  Click the links below to view more details!

       

Honors Opportunities

Transfer students who desire a challenging and stimulating honors education are invited to apply for our competitive Scholars Program which offers special honors housing, individualized honors advising, social events, unique scholarship opportunities, and much more!  Shepherd University also proudly recognizes the academic achievements of our high-performing transfer students by inviting them to join the prestigious Tau Sigma National Honor Society.