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Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Shenandoah University processes applications with on rolling admissions basis. This means that applications are accepted throughout the year, without specific application deadlines.
  • You can expect a decision to be made within three weeks after all required admissions materials have been received. Please see the list of required materials below.

To best prepare you for a smooth and successful transition into Shenandoah, we recommend that all application materials be submitted prior to:

  • June 1 for the fall semester and
  • October 1 for the spring semester. 

Required Application Materials

Once you have applied to Shenandoah University, our office will need the following items in order to make an admissions decision:

  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended institutions
  • Official high school transcript – if you have fewer than 24 credit hours or are a College of Arts & Sciences applicant seeking to waive the foreign language requirement

**Note: You are considered a transfer student at Shenandoah University if you have graduated from high school or obtained a GED, and have enrolled in college courses. High school students who have taken college credits before receiving a high school diploma are considered freshman students.

Additional requirements include:

  • Conservatory applicants must satisfactorily complete an audition prior to the admissions decision. Click here for Audition information & requirements.
  • Nursing Transfer and ASD applicants only – TEAS exam scores
  • Supplemental Application for International Students. For more information about international admissions, click here
  • Applicants who have attended college overseas – Academic Credential Evaluation

Send your application materials for review to:

Shenandoah University
Office of Admissions
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • March 1 – Priority Deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the fall semester
  • May 1 – Advanced Tuition Deposit deadline to reserve a seat in your program of study
  • June 1 – Priority Deadline for fall semester admissions
  • July 1 – Deadline for applying for the FAFSA
  • July 15 – Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) application deadline
  • October 1 – Priority Deadline for spring semester admissions
  • November 1 – Priority Deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the spring semester