Only mature adults with serious intent who can devote their full time to rigorous language training should apply to the L.E.A.P. Program. Students must have previous English language training. They should be able to understand simple questions and statements and ask and answer questions about daily personal needs and familiar topics.
Students must submit the following documentation and fees to be considered for admission to the L.E.A.P. program:
- The completed and signed L.E.A.P. application form
- An Affidavit of Financial Support (if applying as an F-1 student) for one academic year
- A certified copy of transcript and diploma from their high school or college
- A $100 non-refundable, one-time application fee
As Marshall University conditionally admits academically acceptable students without English proficiency, we recommend that university-bound English as a second language (ESL) students apply to a degree program at the same time they apply to L.E.A.P. Students applying for conditional admittance to Marshall University need only submit the undergraduate or graduate application in addition to the above documentation and fees. Although scholastic test results (e.g. SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.) can usually be submitted after being admitted, in some cases, students may not be conditionally admitted without certain credentials, such as a GMAT score for graduate study in the College of Business. Students can postpone payment of the undergraduate or graduate application fee until after they arrive.