Prospective Students

Invitation to the Honors College


Incoming First-Year Students

Admission to the Honors College is by invitation. The invitation arrives with a student’s Financial Aid package which is mailed after receipt of a completed application. Incoming first-year students who have applied and been accepted to Marshall University and have a composite ACT score of 26 or higher (1230 SAT composite or 1170 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics prior to March 16, 2017) from a single test date (no superscoring) and a high school grade point average of at least 3.50 will be invited to join the Honors College. These requirements must be achieved and reported before May 1 of the admission year. The deadline for accepting the Honors College offer of admission is stated in the College’s invitation letter.

Transfer Students

Qualified transfer students from other four-year honors colleges or programs with no more than 30 credits may petition the Dean for admission. Please inquire to

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