Become a Visiting Student at Shenandoah
Visiting Students take courses and are not enrolled in a certificate or degree program at Shenandoah University. However, they are held to the same academic standards and judged in the same way as students who are admitted, degree-seeking students.
Courses that have a prerequisite requirement may not be available for Visiting Students. For questions about Visiting Student courses, please contact an Academic Advisor.
Visiting Student Registration
Begins: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Apply and Register for
Begins: Saturday, July 1, 2023
Apply and Register for
Begins: Monday, August 28, 2023
Application and Registration
Visiting Student Registration Process
- After submitting the online Visiting Student Application, you will be contacted within 1 to 3 business days by a Shenandoah Academic Advisor for assistance in completing a course registration form.
- Special approval may be required to register for specific courses. If necessary, the Academic Advising Department will assist you with obtaining the required approvals.
- You will receive an email to “Claim Your Credentials”. Please complete this process upon receipt of the email. This is how you access your username and create a password to use to log into Hornet Hub . Hornet Hub is the Shenandoah student portal where you can view your student account and make payments when pre-registered for classes. The username and password is also used to enroll and pay for specific classes available in Instant Enrollment.
- Once your Course Registration form is submitted by Academic Advising to Hornet Central for processing, you will be contacted by a Student Financial Services Specialist from Hornet Central with instructions for making the required payment.
- Once you are registered for a class(es), you will:
- Receive an SU email account. Once your Shenandoah email account has been created, all communications from SU will be sent to your SU email account. Be sure to login and check this account regularly.
- Receive access to SU Canvas where your course information will be located.
Earn a Degree
Should a Visiting Student later apply for admission as a degree-seeking student, the regular admission procedure is then followed with the Office of Admissions.
The maximum number of credit hours a Visiting Student may apply into a certificate or degree program with Shenandoah University are:
- Undergraduate Visiting Students may apply no more than 30 credit hours to an undergraduate certificate or degree program.
- Graduate Visiting Students may apply no more than 15 credit hours to a graduate certificate or degree program.
Pay Your Tuition
Tuition and fees vary depending upon the course registration, and are program specific. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid or a university payment plan.
Payment in full is due by the published tuition due date for each semester.
- You can pay online through Hornet Hub with a major credit card (1.5% service fee), debit card (1.5% service fee), or echeck ($3.00 service fee). After entering your username and password, click the Student Finance link to pay online.
- You can pay by personal check, please make payable to Shenandoah University, include your student ID# on the memo line, and mail to: Hornet Central, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601.
Add/Drop a Course
Refer to the Shenandoah University Academic Catalogs for information about Add/Drop and Withdrawal policies. In the appropriate catalog, select the Tuition and Fees page, the Academic Policies page, and select Registration to view details.
Courses Available in Instant Enrollment
Undergraduate January Term courses will be available for Visiting Students and Current Students. Please review Instructions for Instant Enrollment.
Contact the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk for all Shenandoah technology support questions and assistance with your SU email, Hornet Hub and Canvas.
Visiting students registering for in-person classes will need to purchase a parking permit to park on campus. View Shenandoah’s student parking policies.
SU ID Card
Visiting Students can obtain a Shenandoah University student ID card through Auxiliary Services. Lost cards should be reported immediately to the Auxiliary Services Office to obtain a replacement card. A replacement fee will be charged to the student’s account. Payment is due within 5 business from the date the replacement fee is charged to the student’s account. For safety and financial reasons, your old card will be deactivated.
Shenandoah Campus Bookstore
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Shenandoah Campus Map
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Academic Catalogs & Policies
Obtaining an Official SU Transcript
Once your course is complete, you may request your Shenandoah transcript.