Prospective Students

Incoming First-Year Students

Admission to the Honors College is by invitation. 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 higher) and a high school grade point average of at least 3.50 will be invited to join the Honors College when they log onto MyMU after their Marshall acceptance. The stated requirements must be achieved and reported to the university before May 1 of the admission year. The deadline for accepting the Honors College offer of admission is typically May 1–though it will be extended to June 1 for Fall 2021 admission.

Transfer and Second-Year Students

Qualified transfer students from other four-year honors colleges and programs (according to the criteria for incoming first-year students) or second-year Marshall students with a 4.0 GPA at Marshall and a minimum 24 ACT (or 1160 SAT) from a single attempt, who have no more than 30 credits, may petition the dean for admission. Please inquire to

Honors on Branch Campuses

At the present time, honors courses are only offered in-person on the main campus of Marshall University located in Huntington. There are presently no honors-designated online courses. 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.

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