How To Apply

  1. Complete the Shenandoah University undergraduate application

    Include the $30 application fee.
    Paper application is available by contacting the Office of Admissions at 540-665-4581 or admit@su.edu.

  2. Submit official documents.
    • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended.

      Applicants should recognize that it can take as much as three weeks for Shenandoah University to receive official transcripts from other institutions. Applicants are encouraged to order transcripts as early as possible.

      If the student is transferring to Shenandoah with less than 24 earned credits, they must also submit:

    • Official high school transcript
    • Official SAT CollegeBoard or ACT test scores.
    • Official dual enrollment transcripts.

    Materials must be sent to:
    Shenandoah University
    Office of Admissions
    1460 University Drive:
    Winchester, VA 22601

    • Shenandoah’s SAT Code is: 5613
    • Shenandoah’s ACT Code is: 4396
    • Shenandoah’s CEEB Code is: 5613
  3. Shenandoah Conservatory applicants to music, theatre or dance programs are REQUIRED to complete an audition or portfolio review.

    Learn more about the Shenandoah Conservatory application process.

    Audition registration is completed concurrently while submitting academic admission materials.

  4. Submit optional application items.
    • Resume of activities (awards, community service, work, & leadership positions)
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement

Application Deadlines

Shenandoah University operates on rolling admissions. 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 fall semester
  • October 1 for spring semester

Transfer Admissions Standards

Transfer applications are reviewed holistically. Shenandoah University invites applicants to supply all evidence to indicate their competence and eagerness to succeed in a demanding and exciting program of study.

Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all institutions attended in order to transfer to Shenandoah University.*

Special Requirements For Specific Programs

Some academic programs, including Nursing, Respiratory Care have higher GPA and specific coursework requirements for admission. Please check directly with the Office of Admissions for these requirements.

Shenandoah Conservatory applicants to music, theatre or dance programs are REQUIRED to complete an audition or portfolio review. Learn more about the Shenandoah Conservatory application process.

Must provide evidence of good standing at the college last attended and be eligible to return to his/her former institution. Students who have been suspended from other institutions shall not be considered for admission until they have been out of college for a period of one regular semester.

For complete, detailed admissions guidelines, please see the Undergraduate Catalog

AP, IB Higher-Level, & CLEP exams

Shenandoah University participates in the Advanced Placement program (AP), the International Baccalaureate Examination program (IB) for higher-level course, the Cambridge International program, and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students who have been officially admitted to Shenandoah must submit official copies of test results in order to receive credit.

To review the minimum passing scores and credit eligibility for individual tests, refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.