Welcome to the Honors College Invitations to join the Honors College for the 2023-2024 academic year are now in the myMU accounts of eligible high school students admitted to Marshall. The deadline to accept our invitation to join the Honors College for those beginning as first-year students at Marshall in Fall 2023 is 01 May 2023. The deadline to accept an offer of the Honors College Scholarship from the office of Student Financial Assistance is 15 May 2023. Both can be done through a student’s myMU. This is the pathway to admission referred to as “Admission by Invitation.” We have detailed instructions for accepting our invitation. For those without the required test score who do not receive an automatic invitation through myMU, there is another pathway through “Admission by Holistic Review.” All students admitted to the college will be offered the scholarship and must accept through the process described at step six of the instructions linked to above. You can learn about both pathways on our Admissions information page. Additional scholarships may be available to incoming, first-year students as described on our Scholarships information page. Our Mission The Honors College at Marshall University provides an environment for innovative teaching and learning within an interdisciplinary curriculum motivated by creative, critical inquiry and respect for a multiplicity of thoughts, experiences, and identities. The Honors College collaborates with university and public partners to foster inclusive academic excellence in a diverse and supportive community of scholars dedicated to becoming socially conscious, responsible leaders and lifelong learners engaged in the acquisition and application of knowledge for a greater good. Your Opportunity The Honors College offers a way for eligible students in any undergraduate major at Marshall University to add value to their degree by participating fully in our mission. Honors students pursue their degree in another college and have the Honors College as another academic home where they are given personalized opportunities to enhance their experience at Marshall. We offer students in the Honors College a multitude of benefits, including things like priority registration. That said, we believe that honors education must be defined by more than privileges. It must support honorable action. We have an array of outstanding honors-designated courses offered by a multitude of academic departments that count toward your degree requirements. We also have special courses unique to the Honors College that you cannot find anywhere else on campus such as our TEDxMarshallU internship. While there is much to learn in the context of the traditional classroom, we know that opportunities to learn while doing things outside the classroom enhances creative and critical inquiry and elevates respect for others. Through experiential learning as a component of honors education, Honors students find ways to readily connect and apply their formal education to real world conditions in the communities of which they are a part. Is honors education a good fit for you? Unique CoursesWe collaborate with outstanding, dedicated faculty from across campus to offer unique courses of all kinds for students in the college that allow them to find personally meaningful ways to go broader and deeper into subject matter.ScholarshipsWe support both incoming and current students to identify, plan for, and win scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of assistance that will help them in their research and creative endeavors, to study abroad, pursue graduate school, or aid them in their professional development.Experiential LearningWe promote learning by doing. Our experiential learning opportunities support gaining skills collaboratively in creative and engaging ways that get students involved in making a difference in the communities of which they are a part. The Honors College helps distinguish Marshall University as the special institution it is—one that is accessible, affordable, and familiar for many of our students, but one that also supports students looking to be pushed, to be challenged, to be as closely mentored as they would be if they attended a private (and far more costly) college.My membership in the Honors College at Marshall University has allowed me to expand my knowledge of several diverse fields of study outside of my majors. As an Honors College student, I’ve formed meaningful relationships with my seminar professors, I’ve engaged in important community service initiatives, and I’ve gained leadership experience that has prepared me for the next phase of my education.My connection with the Honors College is the life’s blood that keeps my academic heart beating.