Application Information

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. READ MORE

Be sure to follow admissions’ social media outlets to stay up-to-date on information and happenings. 
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Staff, Faculty & Office Directory

Use our department, faculty and staff search tool to find phone numbers and locations for individual persons or specific offices. Search for a faculty or staff member by using first name & last name, e.g. John Smith, or with a last name alone. You may also search for an office or department by name, e.g. Admissions.READ MORE

Net Cost of Attendance Calculator

The net price calculator was developed to help families plan for future educational costs at Shenandoah University. This estimator provides a comprehensive estimate of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. This estimator is not an application for aid, and the awards listed are only the potential financial aid package you may receive once enrolled at Shenandoah University.READ MORE

Important Financial Aid Dates

The net price calculator was developed to help families plan for future educational costs at Shenandoah University. This estimator provides a comprehensive estimate of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. This estimator is not an application for aid, and the awards listed are only the potential financial aid package you may receive once enrolled at Shenandoah University.READ MORE

Plan Your visit to Shenandoah

Visiting campus is the best way to discover if Shenandoah is the right fit for you and your family!  Admissions offers many options for setting up your visit. READ MORE 

University News

Visit our university news feed for comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the campus community. Our news releases include information about our academic programs, endeavors and accomplishments as well as the latest updates for upcoming events such as concerts, performances, athletic events, lectures, seminars and special events. READ MORE

Public Safety Services

The Department of Public Safety at Shenandoah University prides itself in assisting the campus community as much as possible. The following are a few of our complimentary services: Emergency Phones Tall, blue emergency telephones are located across Shenandoah’s main campus. These phones exist to quickly connect individuals who feel they are in danger with the…READ MORE

The Office of Learning Resources and Services…

The Office of Learning Resources and Services (OLRS) is committed to enhancing student learning, supporting academic success, and helping students become lifelong learners. The OLRS, under the Division for Enrollment Management and Student Success, implements and coordinates student peer tutoring programs, study skills development courses and workshops, services for students with disabilities, and academic counseling. Services are free to all students enrolled in the university.

International Students Services

Shenandoah University welcomes over 150 international students to its campuses each year from over 40 different countries. The Office of International Student Services provides an array of programs and services in support of international students including handling immigration requirements, advising on transition issues, supporting orientation and learning needs, facilitating social programming and supporting employment immigration requirements to advance learning. READ MORE


Help for Parents from the Counseling Center

Counseling Center: (540) 665-4530
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

College is an exciting and challenging time for students and parents alike. For students, it’s a time filled with hope for the future, opportunities to change and grow, to make new friends, and transition into adulthood. For parents, sending a child to college is a time to be proud of all the hard work that has prepared them to meet the challenges that lay ahead. Also, parents and family undergo their own transitions as the absence of the student is a daily reminder that the family is now different. In addition, communication between the student and individual family members is altered and as parents are learning to adapt to these changes, they are often called upon to help their student from a distance to navigate his or her challenges.

Transitional Changes you might expect By the time a student goes to college, most parents have already been a part of the profound changes that can occur in the teenage years. Most parents report that the experience of sending a son or daughter to college is associated with eagerness, worries, confusion, andRead More
What changes can I expect and how can I help? College can be a stressful time for students as they transition into a new level of daily responsibility for their lives. They can get overwhelmed having to schedule time for classes, homework, and domestic chores, learning to live with a roommate, managingRead More
Parents Have Feelings Too! You have worked for almost twenty years to arrive at this day! While the focus of attention remains on your son or daughter’s transition, the truth is you’re going to have some of your own transitioning to do. What can you do to continue to support your studentRead More
What about counseling? Sometimes a student comes to the university having already received counseling at home. Others may not have previous counseling experience but might have a difficult time in making the transition to college. In either of these circumstances, students and parents are encouraged to contact Counseling Services to get informationRead More
What about confidentiality? Counseling often involves the disclosure of sensitive personal information. Any information a student shares with the Counseling Center staff is protected by professional ethics and state law. As such, information about the counseling a student receives is not released, except upon a student’s written permission, in circumstances which would resultRead More
Suggested Reading List for Family Members of New Students Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, written by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller When children leave for college, many parents feel uncertain about their shifting roles. By emphasizing the importance ofRead More