Undergraduate Admissions

Welcome to Marshall University!

Are you a first-time college applicant who would like to take Marshall University courses without pursuing a degree? If so, Marshall’s Non-Degree student type is 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.)

You can apply as a Non-Degree student if you have been out of high school for five or more years and have never been enrolled in a college course. Students who are age 65 and older can participate in Marshall’s reduced-tuition program for persons 65 and older. Note that non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and can take no more than 30 semester hours.

We’re open to non-degree students who have never enrolled in college but who wish to enroll at Marshall University to take courses but not pursue a degree. If this describes you, then you can apply to be a non-degree student at Marshall.

If you need more help, please open the chat on the bottom right of the screen or 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 student.

Review Admission Requirements and Apply

To apply for admission to Marshall University, get started by reviewing admission requirements and other information for non-degree students. Applicants who wish to apply as a regular non-degree- seeking 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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