General Information for International Undergraduate Students
Equivalent of U.S. high school diploma (via NACES member credential evaluation report) See below for details. 2.00 Cumulative secondary GPA (as determined by the NACES member credential evaluation report)
International GPA requirements are equivalent to domestic GPA requirements and vary by program
ACT/SAT required for some programs and merit-based scholarships
Must be eligible to return to the last institution attended
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (as determined by the NACES member credential evaluation report)
Applicants with less than 30 semester hours of transfer credit must meet freshman requirements
International applicants must submit ALL required documents by the following deadlines to be considered for admission:
Spring Semester – October 15
Summer semester – March 15
View the Marshall University Academic Calendar for more important dates
- Submit the International Application for Undergraduate Admission. Currently, application fees for degree-seeking programs are waived for international applicants.
- Request all official, required admission items listed on the application portal to be sent directly to the Office of International Admissions. See Official Credential Policy.
- If you would like to grant information access to a representative, friend, or family member, complete the Student Information Access Form.
- If a representative is assisting with the application process, submit the Application Cover Sheet.
- Once all requested credentials are received, wait for an admission decision. Decision 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 International Admissions directly from the issuing examination board, credential evaluation company, 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.
NACES member credential evaluation reports must be sent to Marshall directly from the evaluation company to be considered official. We have an online portal with many evaluation companies.
Official documents may be mailed to the following address from the issuing source:
Official of International Admissions
1 John Marshall Drive
Once the application, 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, 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.