Prospective Students

Invitation to the Honors College


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 1170 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics prior to March 16, 2017) from a single test date and a high school grade point average of at least 3.50 will be invited to join the Honors College by letter sent via US mail to the address provided to the university in the student’s application. 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 stated in the College’s invitation letter.

Transfer and Second-Year Students

Qualified transfer students from other four-year honors colleges and programs 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

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