Current Students

Incoming Student Checklist

There is not a separate Honors College session at Orientation, so please review this checklist carefully. During Summer Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor from your college. You will receive your schedule for fall classes at that time. As an Honors College student, there are several things you should pay close attention to both at Orientation and in the fall semester. These are outlined below.


  • Make sure your academic advisor is aware you are in the Honors College when you meet at Orientation. This will help insure you are getting sections that you need to meet General Education as well as Honors College requirements, whenever this is possible.
  • Be sure you are NOT registered for FYS100, which is not honors-designated. Honors students are required to take FYS100H, not FYS100. The “H” designation is the critical distinction for Honors students. You may take FYS100H in either fall or spring of your first year. This is true of all General Education courses. Look for those that have the honors-designation.
  • Please review the list of general education classes offering an Honors section. You can find it here: Scroll down to “Honors Designated Courses”. If you are registered for a non-honors section of any of the courses you see there (e.g. PSY201 rather than PSY201H), please talk to your advisor about switching sections or waiting until a future semester to take that course.
  • All Honors College students are required to attend a mandatory First Year Check-In during their first semester at Marshall. Watch your Marshall email account this fall for more details about scheduling. Students who do not attend this advising session will be dismissed from the Honors College.
  • Take some time to look through the Honors College website focusing on the info under the “Current Students” tab on the Honors College website.
  • Pay special attention to the sub-menu item under “Current Students” > “Advising …” as it outlines requirements for staying in good standing and on track with the Honors College curriculum.
  • This website is updated regularly with current notices for events and expectations. Start a habit of checking it. The Honors College is also on Twitter at @MarshallUHonors.
  • The Honors College staff is available to help answer questions relating to curriculum, policy, benefits, activities, and the student association. If you’d like, feel free to stop by our offices in Old Main 230 while you are on campus for Orientation.

Special notice to students on branch campuses: At the present time, Honors courses are only offered in-person on the main campus of Marshall University located in Huntington. Students are generally unable to complete the Honors Curriculum when enrolled full-time at any of the Marshall branch campuses–including South Charleston and MOVC. Please contact the college at with any questions.

If you have specific questions about any housing issues (including Honors housing) please go to:

If you have specific questions about any financial aid issues (including Honors scholarships) please go to: