Students may request an unofficial review of credits to be completed prior to admission.

Please email your unofficial transcript to to be reviewed.

However, this brief and preliminary review is subject to change based on the academic calendar year or program of study. Upon admission to Shenandoah University, an academic unit will evaluate transferable credit and upon completion, mail a full transfer credit evaluation to the student.

The following types of credit transfers to Shenandoah University:

  • Courses in which a grade of C- or higher has been achieved*
  • Non-Collegiate sponsored instruction, such as armed services and testing service examinations recognized through the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Overseas credits that have been officially reviewed by an academic credentialing service such as World Education Services (WES), Josephy Silney & Associates, etc.
  • Credit by Examination to include AP, IB Higher-Level, and CLEP

*Please note that not all transferable credit will apply towards a degree.

*Transfer institution must be fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies. Credits taken at a non-accredited institution must undergo an appeal process to transfer. The student must provide documentation demonstrating equivalency to include a syllabus and professor credentials for each course undergoing appeal. 

Course Equivalencies

Shenandoah University has set course equivalencies with all of the schools in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and continually adding equivalencies for partner institutions. Please visit the Transfer Evaluation System to see how your courses transfer to Shenandoah University.

Shenandoah Transfer Advising Sheets


List of approved courses and general education information