College Graduates/Special Students

Undergraduate Admissions
College Graduates/Special Students
Welcome to Marshall University!
If you’ve already earned your baccalaureate degree and would like to enroll in additional undergraduate classes, Marshall University has two options. Check out the options below to determine which path is right for you! (If this doesn’t sound like you, please visit our Admissions page to review other types of students who can apply to Marshall.)

Earning a Second Baccalaureate Degree

If you would like to pursue a second baccalaureate degree, you can apply as a transfer student, please visit our Transfer Admissions page for information on the application process. In addition to being admitted as a transfer student, earning a second degree also requires:

Completing all major and minor requirements of the desired degree,
Completing at least 30 additional hours beyond those required for your first bachelor’s degree, and
Meeting the minimum residency requirement of 24 semester credit hours at Marshall.

Taking Courses without Earning a Degree

If you’d like to enroll in undergraduate courses without earning a second degree, apply to be a special student. While studying at Marshall, special students can earn prerequisites to apply to another academic program but are not eligible for financial aid and cannot earn a degree.

When you’re ready to take your next steps to apply to Marshall University, use this page as your Application Checklist for Marshall special student admissions.

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

Already Admitted?

After you apply and are admitted to Marshall, please complete the Enrollment Checklist to become a Marshall special student.

Special Student Admission Steps
Review Admission Requirements and Apply
Applying for admission to Marshall University takes a few simple steps. Below are all the steps you need to complete our undergraduate admission process to apply and be admitted as a special student.

Get started by reviewing admission requirements and other information for special students. Applicants who wish to apply as a special student must submit a completed undergraduate application with all appropriate fees. After you submit your completed undergraduate application and application fee, we will review your file and notify you about our admission decision.

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