International Undergraduate

International Undergraduate
Welcome to Marshall University!
We enroll more than 14,000 students (10,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate and medical and professional students), including about 500 international students from more than 60 countries.

If you wish to earn your undergraduate degree in the United States at Marshall University, you can apply to be an international student at Marshall. (To review other types of students who can apply to Marshall, please visit our Admissions page.)

An international student is a student who requires or possesses a visa to live or study in the United States. Marshall University is authorized to enroll F-1 and J-1 international students.

To guide you through the admission process to apply to Marshall University, it’s important for you to identify your student type. International undergraduate students include the following:

Check below for our definitions of various undergraduate international student types, then click for more information on your student type to follow the appropriate steps to apply for admission to Marshall University. If you’re an international graduate student, please review our international graduate student page or if you’re a traditional undergraduate student you can review our undergraduate student page.

If you need more help, please contact the Office of Admissions. Let’s get started!

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International Freshman Student
International Freshman Student
An international freshman student is defined as an international student who has not enrolled in any college or university course following high school graduation and intends to seek an undergraduate degree.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Transfer Student
International Transfer Student
An international transfer student is defined as an international student who wishes to pursue a degree from Marshall University but who has previously enrolled at another college or university.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Transient (Exchange) Student
International Transient (Exchange) Student
An international transient student is as student who is pursuing a degree at another college or university but would like to take classes at Marshall University. An international transient student also may be an international student participating in a reciprocal exchange agreement. An international transient student may attend Marshall University for no more than two consecutive semesters.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Readmitted Student
International Readmitted Student
An international readmitted student is a student who attended Marshall University at least one year ago and who has not enrolled at any college or university since being enrolled at Marshall.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
General Information for International Undergraduate Students

Admission Requirements

Freshmen

Equivalent of U.S. high school diploma
International GPA requirements are equivalent to domestic GPA requirements and vary by program
ACT/SAT required for some programs and merit-based scholarships
Proof of English Proficiency (61 TOEFL, 6.0 IELTS)

Transfer

Must be eligible to return to the last institution attended
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Applicants with less than 30 semester hours of transfer credit must meet freshman requirements
Proof of English Proficiency (61 TOEFL, 6.0 IELTS)

Application Deadlines

International applicants must submit ALL required documents by the following deadlines to be considered for admission:

Spring Semester – October 15
Summer semester – March 15
Fall semester – June 15

View the Marshall University Academic Calendar for more important dates

Application Process

  1. Submit the International Application for Undergraduate Admission and required application fees.  The $150 international application fee applies to all international undergraduate applications. International transfer applications also require the $50 transfer evaluation fee. If a representative is assisting with the application process, submit the Application Cover Sheet.
  2. Request all requested official credentials be sent directly to the Office of International Student Services. See Submitting Official Credential Policy
  3. If you would like to grant information access to a representative, friend, or family member, complete the Student Information Access Form.
  4. Once all requested credentials are received, wait for an admission decision. Admission letters will be sent to the student email address provided on the application.

Official Credential Policy

Official credentials are received by the Marshall University Office of Admissions directly from the issuing examination board or records office. Student copies of transcripts, evaluations, faxed copies of college transcripts, or credentials issued to any party other than Marshall University are not considered official.

Official documents may be mailed to the following address:

International Student Services
Joseph M. Gillette Welcome Center
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV
25755-2020
international@marshall.edu

After Admission

Once the application, application fee, and all requested credentials are received, an admission decision will be made within 2-3 business days. Students will receive email notification of the admission decision with any additional steps for full admission and receiving a Form I-20 or DS-2019. To receive an I-20, students must submit all required admission materials, enrollment deposit, proof of financial support, and a copy of the passport. Additional documents may be requested for students requesting Forms I-20 for dependents or transferring a SEVIS record to Marshall University.

View the Form I-20 Checklist for more information.