Admissions / Application Process
Apply to Shepherds College®
Your journey to a life-changing education begins here. Simply follow the steps below.
1. Pick Decision Period
|Decision||Window Open||Window Closed||Application Review Meeting||Decision Posted|
|Early Decision||September 1st||October 20th||October 24th||October 27th|
|Fall Decision||October 23rd||November 22nd||December 1st||December 4th|
|Winter Decision||November 27th||February 2nd||February 9th||February 12th|
|Spring Decision 1||February 5th||March 1st||March 8th||March 11th|
|Spring Decision 2||March 4th||March 29th||April 5th||April 8th|
|Late Decision||April 1st||May 17th||May 24th||May 28th|
2. Submit Full Application
b. Application essay
c. Psych evaluation
e. References (Educator, Personal, Counselor/Supervisor)
g. $75 Application fee (unless waived)
3. Schedule a visit
Shepherds College can accommodate in-person and virtual visits for those farther away from campus. In either instance, we do ask parents to be available for a parent interview.
a. In-person visit - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
9:30a - Student interview
10:00a - Class
12:00p - Lunch
1:00p - Class
3:00p - Student Life Experience
6:00p - Pick-up
b. Virtual visit - Completed through Microsoft Teams - Tuesdays or Fridays
1:45p CT - Log-in
2:00p CT - Academic assessment/Student interview/Parent interview
3:00 to 3:30p CT - Log off
4. Receive Determination
If a student has their full application submitted and their visit completed within the decision window, they can expect to receive one of the following decisions on the "Decision Posted" date:
a. Accepted - Congratulations! You are eligible to attend Shepherds College for the following fall semester. To reserve your spot while pursuing financial aid, return your "Intent to Enroll" form.
b. Accepted by Exception - You may have met all criteria except one, and the Application Review Team believes you would be successful at Shepherds College. To read more about this determination, please visit the Admissions Criteria page.
c. Accepted (Waitlist) - You have been accepted, but given the volume of applicants who have been accepted, you have been placed on a waitlist for the following year. For more information regarding this determination, please contact the Shepherds College Admissions Team.
d. Deferment (Further Evaluation) - Based on the information presented in the application or the outcome of the visit, the team wishes to spend more time getting to know you to determine if the amount of support available at Shepherds College is appropriate for you. The Shepherds College Application Review Team reserves the right to request additional visits to campus to determine a prospective student's fit.
e. Not a Fit - Based on the application and visit, the Application Review Team believes that, at this time, the level of support on campus would not be sufficient to help the student be successful.
Do you have questions for the Admissions Team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.