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Shepherd University accepts transfer students each fall, spring and summer semester. While we operate on rolling admissions, it is suggested you apply the semester before you intend to enroll at Shepherd University.

Transfer 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 and the Eastern West Virginia Education 2+2 Program must use the appropriate PDF application in lieu of the online application.)

3. Submit your official college transcripts from each previously attended institution. Also submit your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if you’ve completed less than 24 college hours. Application materials can be sent to:

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

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