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.
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.
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.
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
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.