Admission to English Language Institute

Program Overview

Marshall University’s English Language Institute prepares students for undergraduate and graduate study in the United States. Our rigorous program provides top-quality English language training instruction by our highly experienced instructors. The English Language Institute consists of 4 academic levels and may be completed in as little as one semester. For more information, please visit Marshall University English Language Institute.

Admission Requirements

  • Equivalent of U.S. high school diploma, or
  • Equivalent of U.S. bachelors degree from an accepted, accredited institution

View the Marshall University Academic Calendar for more important dates

Application Deadlines

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

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

Application Process

  1. Submit the Application for Admission to the Marshall University English Language Institute and required $150 application 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 Credentials.
  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.

NOTE: Students who intend to apply for undergraduate or graduate admission following completion of the English Language Institute must also submit the appropriate application for the intended program of study. For more information, please see visit MU International Admission.

Official Credential Policy

Official credentials are received by the MU admissions office 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 Admissions
Old Main 102
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV

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.

To learn more about the enrollment process, orientation, check-in and arrival, please visit Newly Admitted Students and the International Enrollment Checklist.