Hornet Central is your one-stop shop for registration, student finances, and enrollment forms on your way to SU!
As you enroll at Shenandoah as an Undergraduate Student, you will need to:
Incoming Graduate Students view the Hornet Central Graduate Enrollment Checklist
Once you have been accepted and submitted your FAFSA, you will receive your Financial Aid Package in the mail beginning in mid-March. You can also view your Award Letter online via WebAdvisor. Your username and password are on your acceptance letter.
Your Financial Aid Package will be mailed to the address on your Shenandoah University Application. If you need to update your address submit the Change of Name/Address Form or contact Hornet Central.
Please note: Shenandoah must have your social security number on file to match your FAFSA results with your student account. Therefore, you cannot receive any federal aid package until your social security number is on file. Please call Financial Aid at 540-665-4538 to provide your number. For security purposes never email your social security number.
A few students are asked to verify their tax information. This process is called Verification. You may be selected for Verification for a variety of reasons, such as if you submitted whole dollar amounts on your FAFSA or claimed $0 income on your FAFSA. If you have been selected, the Office of Financial Aid must verify your tax return information. You will receive a packet of Verification forms in the mail explaining all verification steps. You can also print the Verification Forms and submit them to Hornet Central.
Paying your enrollment deposit holds your seat in the incoming class and the program of your choice. This is not an extra expense, your $300 deposit is a credit on your first term bill.
Your enrollment deposit is due May 1. Deposits accepted after May 1 will be based on program availability.
Submit your deposit now:
- Online on Hornet Hub
- Your username and password are on your acceptance letter
- Select “Student Finance”
- Locate Deposit amount to pay
- Proceed to payment
- Mail check payable to “Shenandoah University”
- Mail with a acceptance letter and/or student name and ID# to: Shenandoah University/Hornet Central 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
- Questions, contact Hornet Central at 540-665-4514
Residential living is often one of the most dynamic parts of a student’s university experience, and Shenandoah is a residential campus. Freshmen and sophomore students are required to reside in campus housing.
New students can apply for housing between March 1 – June 1. A housing form is available here. You must apply for housing no later than June 1 to ensure full consideration. You will receive your housing assignment around July 15.
Roommates matched by the Office of Residence life have a 96% success rate!
Fill out the Housing Application, and we’ll find your perfect roommate match. The more information you provide the better.
Do you already know who you want to room with? Fill out the Roommate Request Form. Students who select their own roommate have an 85% success rate.
For more information visit the Residence Life Office
Freshmen can select the 19-meals per week or 15-meals per week plan.
Each meal period (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Late Night at Brandt Student Center Food Court) is considered a “meal.” When you enter a dining establishment, your card is swiped and one meal is taken off your card. Meals do not transfer from week to week. One meal swipe may be used per hour.
Meal plans cannot be reduced after June 30 for fall semester, and November 1st for spring semester.
To update your meal plan before the deadline contact Residence Life
Visit Residential Meal Plans
Meal Plans for Commuting Students
Visit Commuter Meal Plans
If you are the recipient of any scholarships or grants from outside of Shenandoah University, please print and submit the Declaration of Outside Grants and Scholarships form to Hornet Central.
If you are the recipient of any private loans from outside of Shenandoah University, please print and submit the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form form to Hornet Central.
Shenandoah offers credit for AP classes with a 3 of higher on the test and Dual Enrollment classes with a C or higher in the class.
To receive credit for your AP and Dual Enrollment classes, send all college transcripts which reflect your Dual Enrollment work and your AP test scores to Shenandoah. The registrars office will review your transcripts and award your credit.
The Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form is used for credit evaluations of credits earned at other colleges.
Questions about your AP and Dual Enrollment credit? Contact Transfer Evaluation Coordinator, Alexander Zombro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 545-7203.
Please note: The scores for any senior year AP tests are not available until early July. This is after most Summer Orientations days, where students receive their fall class schedule. Any courses that may be waived by those scores could still show on your original Summer Orientation schedule because your scores are not yet available. Once your senior year AP scores have been received in mid-July any courses on your schedule whose requirements have been fulfilled by AP will be switched out and you will receive an updated schedule.
Credit is also offered for Cambridge Exams and Higher Level IB Exams.
Academic success is related to your overall health, and the Wilkins Wellness Center is your one-stop hub for health and counseling services. You need to submit your immunization and physical forms as well as health insurance documents to the Wilkins Wellness Center no later than August 1. Students who do not complete health forms by August 1 will incur late fees.
Please review the Health and Insurance Requirement section to be sure you are completing the appropriate form and obtain the necessary documentation of immunizations.
Question may be directed to the Wilkins Wellness Center at (540) 665-4530.
Athletes in fall sports may need to submit their physical forms prior to August 1. Please check with your coach to confirm specific dates.
Students interested in applying for a work study position must accept their work study award on their financial aid package. Work Study job placements are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need additional information about work study placements, contact Laura Saville at (540) 665-4533 or email@example.com.
Students eligible for work study can earn up to $2,000 a year in the form of a bi-weekly pay checks made out to the student.
Financial Aid packages show the full $2,000 earning , but students do not automatically receive that amount. Students must work in order receive that financial aid award. Work Study earning are not put towards tuition.
All new Shenandoah students are registered for their initial classes by their academic dean’s office. Academic offices register students based on their major, curriculum course requirements and course availability. Course schedules are given to students who attend Summer Orientation. Students who are not able to attend Summer Orientation should contact their academic advising office of their school.
All Shenandoah University freshman are required to take a Going Global: First-Year Seminar (FYS) course in the fall semester. You get to select from a variety of course topics designed to engage you in stimulating discussions about global issues. You must register your top five FYS choices by July 15.
Students who wish to change classes in their schedule are able to do so during Welcome Week and the add/drop period by submitting the Add/Drop Form. If after you have been enrolled in classes you decide to change your major, you must submit a Curriculum Change Form to Hornet Central.
After the first semester at Shenandoah, students are responsible for course registration with their specific academic advisor. Hornet Central can help you with all of your course registration needs.
The Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.
At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to inspect their student’s educational records; the right to inspect is limited solely to the student. When a student reaches the age of 18 or begins attending a school beyond the high-school level, regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to student.
Student’s can provides written consent for their parents to access their education records by completing the Consent to Release Education Records form and submitting it to Hornet Central. If this form is not completed, once a student is enrolled in classes (mid-June to mid-July) their parents will no longer have access to their students education records.
Your SU Student Identification Card photo will be taken during check-in at Summer Orientation and you will receive your ID at the activities fair at the end of Orientation.
Lost cards should be reported immediately to the Auxiliary Services Office. A replacement fee will be charged to the student’s account. Payment is due within 5 business days from the date charged on student’s account. Visit Hornet Hub to make this payment or in person at Hornet Central. For safety reasons, your old card will be deactivated.
View the breakdown of your tuition cost, prices of various levels of meal plans, the costs of your technology, and added costs for specific majors.
Pay Your Tuition
Tuition due dates:
- Fall Term: August 3
- Spring Term: December 15
- Summer Term I: May 10
- Summer Term II: June 15
Dates for Pharmacy Students:
- Fall Term: July 15
- Spring Term: December 15
- Summer: April 20
View Your Account Statement And Make A Payment
- Login to Hornet Hub
- Your username and password are sent to you via email from the Admissions Office
- Select “Student Finance” from top of page
- Select “Make a Payment” from the drop down menu. You may not make a payment unless there is a current balance due.
Students may grant Parent/Person Proxy access to a person of their choice.
To grant Parent/Person Proxy access, the student must:
- Login to Hornet Hub
- Click on student’s name at the top right of page
- Choose View/Add Proxy Access from drop down menu
- Please note that you must enter the parent/person’s current/existing email address so the parent/person can receive his/her username and password.
Once a parent has been granted Parent/Proxy access, parent must:
- Login as a Parent/Person Proxy using your username and password
- Select the student name, not the parent/person name, from list on the Person Proxy page
- Select Student Finance
- Select Make a Payment
If you will be mailing a check, be sure to provide the student’s full name and Shenandoah ID number with the check. Please mail payment to the following address:
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Shenandoah University Payment Plan
Shenandoah offers families the option to divide their tuition bill into 4 monthly payments per term.
Fall payments are due August through November. Spring payments are due December through March.
Apply for a Shenandoah University Payment Plan. The deadline to submit an application is July 1.
- Visit Shenandoah University Bookstore
- Enter required fields to obtain books needed for each course
Freshmen are allowed to have cars on campus!
An annual fee is charged to residential and commuting students who drive and/or parks a vehicle on university property. There is no fee for additional permits due to loss, theft, or additional vehicles. Annual permit fees can be paid online via HornetHub or in person at Hornet Central. To access Hornet Hub, log in with the username and password provided on your acceptance letter.
Upon proper registration and in possession of assigned decal permits displayed as instructed, all students are permitted to park motor vehicles in designated parking areas on campus.
Please visit Hornet Hub to pay the parking permit registration fee charged to your account or complete the Parking Permit Authorization Form to authorize Shenandoah University to charge the annual parking fee to your student account.
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Hornet Dollars are monies added to an identification card to be used in the campus bookstore to purchase books, supplies, and SU gear. Hornet Dollars may also be used for food and non-alcoholic beverages in select locations both on and off campus.
Submit the Hornet Dollars form to increase your Hornet Dollars which can be used at a number of locations including the SU Bookstore. After the initial deposit has been received in Hornet Central, additional funds can be deposited online
For more information, visit Hornet Dollars
Students requesting to have their enrollment at Shenandoah University verified need to complete the Enrollment Verification Request Form and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
Shenandoah University verifies students enrollment based on semester. If you need verification for multiple semesters a separate letter will be created for each semester. If you have any questions pertaining to Enrollment Verifications please contact the Registrar’s Office at (540) 665-3499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.