Shepherd University Transfer Agreement

Students can save up to


by completing their associate degree at College of Southern Maryland and then finishing up at Shepherd University (based on average costs 2020-21 and earning the guaranteed tuition discount for CSM graduates).

Shepherd University, a West Virginia public liberal arts university, is a diverse community of learners and a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas. We are the regional center for academic, cultural, and economic opportunity. Our mission of service succeeds because we are dedicated to our core values: learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community.

Articulated Program Requirements:

  • Completion of General Studies Transfer Certificate or associates degree from CSM.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher from CSM and all college coursework.
  • Transfer directly from CSM to Shepherd and enroll at Shepherd at full-time status (12 credits or more).
  • Must be a non-resident of West Virginia. 
  • It is recommended that students submit the Transfer Admissions application form one semester prior to their intended start date.

Articulated Program Benefits:

  • CSM students will have the opportunity to receive a 25% discount off the out-of-state tuition rate if they have met all the program requirements. 

View our General Admissions Agreement