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 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. When you’re ready to take your next steps to apply to Marshall University, use this page as your Application Checklist for Marshall non-degree student admissions. If you need help, please contact the Office of Admissions. Let’s get started!