Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)
Shepherd University participates with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), which permits eligible Army enlistees to receive admission to the university concurrent with their military enlistment and defer their university enrollment for classes for up to two years after discharge, and matriculate as veterans after they leave active duty. ConAP enlistees receive information and applications about the program from their Army recruiter. After receiving the completed forms from the Army’s battalion education specialist, the Office of Admissions will send the enlistee the necessary university admissions applications. Shepherd University will serve as the enlistee’s “home university” and will approve, for transfer back to Shepherd, courses from other universities which are taken while the enlistee is on active duty. The director of admissions at Shepherd serves as the liaison with the enlistee while in the military and a selected faculty member will serve as the enlistee’s advisor.
Admission to Limited Enrollment Programs
Certain degree programs at Shepherd University have limited enrollment due either to enrollment capacity limitations or to special academic requirements. The university reserves the right to establish limited enrollment for additional programs at any time.
When enrollment is limited due to capacity constraints, the university will take in-state residency into consideration as a preferred criterion, but not as a controlling criterion. Applicants will be evaluated by the department faculty through interviews, portfolios, or auditions. See individual programs in this catalog for specific details on admission requirements and evaluation criteria.
Admission to the MedSTEP, PharmSTEP, and DentSTEP Programs
Please visit https://www.shepherd.edu/advising-frequently-asked-questions/ for information about applying to the STEP programs offered via West Virginia University (see items 4-6).
Admission of Students with Disabilities
In accordance section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and by 45 CFR 84, “Nondiscrimination on Basis of Disability,” Shepherd University is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in the areas of employment, program accessibility, admissions, accessibility of physical facilities, treatment of students, academic adjustments, housing, financial aid, employment assistance to students, and in nonacademic services. No otherwise qualified person with a disability shall on the basis of their disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program sponsored by the university. Some disabilities may be considered a barrier to completion or admission into the nursing education program.
University officials desire to provide assistance when and where possible to students with disabilities. To do this, however, they must have reasonable notice of the special accommodations they will be asked to provide. Inquiries or requests should be directed to the campus Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.