International Admission FAQs

An international student is any student who requires a visa to live and study in the United States.  An international student is not a United States citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or refugee. 
To apply to Marshall University, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Submit the International Application for Admission and required application fees.  The $150 international application fee applies to all international undergraduate and graduate applications.  Undergraduate transfer applications also require the $50 transfer evaluation fee.  All If a representative is assisting with the application process, submit the Application Cover Sheet.
  2. Request all requested official credentials be sent directly to the Office of International Student Services.  See Submitting Official Credentials. 
  3. If you would like to grant information access to a representative, friend, or family member, complete the Student Information Access Form.
  4. Once all requested credentials are received, wait for an admission decision.  Admission letters will be sent to the student email address provided on the application.
Unfortunately, we do not offer an application fee waiver at this time.
Admission requirements vary by program and education level.  General admission requirements can be found at the pages linked at:
Yes, all applicants must provide proof of English proficiency, regardless of citizenship.  Undergraduate proof of English proficiency requirements can be found at: Graduate proof of English proficiency requirements can be found at:  Students who do not meet minimum English requirements may apply to attend the Marshall University English Language Institute.
ACT or SAT scores are not required for international undergraduate admission.  However, official ACT or SAT scores may be used to satisfy English proficiency requirements and are necessary to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Official credentials are received by the MU admissions office directly from the issuing examination board or records office. Student copies of transcripts, evaluations, faxed copies of college transcripts, or credentials issued to any party other than Marshall University are not considered official.

Official documents may be mailed to the following address:

International Student Services
Joseph M. Gillette Welcome Center
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV

To review your application for a decision, we require a course-by-course credential evaluation from a NACES Member. 

You can find a list of accepted evaluation companies here: Please request they send the evaluation to Marshall University.

They can send it to our evaluation portal, email it to, or mail it to the address below:

MU International Admissions

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

Yes, if original transcripts are not issued in English, the issuing school must send a certified English translation with the original transcripts.  Certified English translations received by a third party translation company may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Once all requested credentials are received, it may take 2-3 business days for a decision for undergraduate applications and approximately 2 weeks for graduate applications.  Decision letters are sent to the prospective student email address received on the application.
Tuition and fee information can be found on the Bursar Office website at
Yes, all application materials must be received by June 15 to receive a decision for fall semester, October 15 to receive a decision for spring semester, or March 15 to receive a decision for summer semester.

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