Admission Policy and Criteria

Admission Policy

An applicant for admission to a degree program must meet the minimum admission requirements for each program. Students with special circumstances and those who do not meet certain admission standards may be accepted on a conditional basis.

Admission to some programs may be granted to students who meet certain criteria. However, those who are admitted in this condition must complete the application process before the degree is granted. Admission standing is subject to cancellation or change if the admission credentials remain incomplete.

Admission Criteria

Shepherd is committed to training men and women for Christian leadership, both lay and clerical. Because of this commitment, we seek to admit persons whose motivation, character, and aptitude are congruent with this purpose. The application process is designed to help you and the university determine your readiness for study at the university. The admissions process is designed to help ensure that individuals who enter one of our programs will complete it.