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1. Apply for Admission

Complete the application for admission online or submit the application to the Admissions Office. The fee to apply is $30 for freshman and $50 for transfer applicants. Students are encouraged to apply early and must have all required credentials submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Marshall University Admissions can answer questions about your application at 1-800-642-3499 or at For information about admission policies and requirements, please visit

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2. Request Documents

Request to have all required admission credentials sent directly to the Marshall University Admissions Office, including your official high school transcript, a copy of your GED or TASC, ACT/SAT and Compass scores and/or any available college transcripts. Transcripts and test scores must be official and cannot be hand delivered or self reported. All required credentials must be on file in the Admissions Office prior to the beginning of the semester. All materials submitted for admission become property of Marshall University and will not be released to applicants, students or third parties.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

You should apply for financial aid at Our school code is 003815. You will need your social security number, your parent’s social security number if you are a dependent, your driver’s license number, the prior year’s Federal Income Tax Returns, and your parent’s Federal Tax Returns if you are a dependent or your spouse’s Federal Tax Returns if you are married. You will also need records of the prior year’s untaxed income, current information on savings, investments, and business assets for you and your parents if you are a dependent. The financial aid office is available to assist students in applying for financial aid at 1-304-696-3162 or at

4. Get Accepted

Once you are admitted to Marshall University you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail from the Admissions Office. This letter will contain information to access your student account. Keep your account information on hand because you will need it to navigate all things Marshall, including submission of the required enrollment deposit.

5. Submit Enrollment Deposit

Once an applicant has been admitted and has decided to attend Marshall University, he or she should submit the $100 enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit is required in order for a student to register for Orientation, reserve housing, or register for classes.

The enrollment deposit is fully refundable until May 1 if paid for a Fall term, and until December 1 if paid for a Spring term. In limited situations, due to documented financial hardship, the enrollment deposit may be waived. For information related to obtaining an enrollment deposit waiver, contact the Admissions Office at 304-696-3160 or 1-800-642-3499. To pay the deposit online, click here.

6. Register for Class

After you receive your admission letter and pay the enrollment deposit, you can log on to your myMU account and register for the courses you are interested in taking. Courses can be found under the registration tab on your Quick Launch navigation menu on the left side of the screen on your myMU account. You can choose the option “add/drop classes” to view available courses. Online courses are marked “Electronic.” The Registrar’s office can be reached at 1-304-696-6410 or

7. View Schedule

Your class schedules can be found on myMU on the left side of your screen in the Quick Launch navigation panel. Schedules can be found under course schedule and grades. Students can choose from a detailed schedule or a date and time schedule depending on how in depth they want to look at their courses.

8. Confirm Financial Aid

Verify that your financial aid is ready for the start of classes. You can do so by clicking Financial Aid Information in the Quick Launch Navigation panel on the left side of their myMU page. You can check your financial aid status, check your student requirements and previous award history. You can also view your award payment schedule. If you have questions, Financial Aid can be reached at 1-304-696-3162.

9. Attend Orientation

Once a student who plans to begin in a summer or fall term has submitted the $100 enrollment deposit, he or she is eligible to register for an orientation date.

Marshall provides you with all of the resources to make your online learning experience a successful one. You will have the same access to support services as all other Marshall University students and some extra ones specifically for you as a distance learner. You can access those under the resources section below or via the myMU portal once you’ve logged in with your MUNet credentials.

Request access to special content within MUOnLine under the Orientation tab. This content will help you learn how to use myMU, how to take a class online, resources and about academic policies and procedures. If you are interested in orientation on campus, please check out the information provided by the Office of Admissions.

10. Purchase Class Books

After students have registered for classes they will be able to see what books they need. This can be found under the registration tab under the Quick Launch Navigation Panel on the left side of your screen on your myMU account. You should click the MUBookstore link and then follow the prompts in choosing your desired semester and courses. The MU bookstore can be reached at 1-304-696-3622 or at

11. Pay Your Tuition

Your tuition must be paid by the due date. Payments can be made on CashTracks located on your myMU account. Payments can also be mailed to Office of the Bursar, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755-4200. You can also pay on the phone by calling 304.696.6620 or 800.438.5389 or in person by visiting the cashier’s window on the first floor of Old Main. Additional information can be found at

12. Attend Class

Online class access will only be available starting the first day of class, until one week after class ends. We encourage students to save assignments as artifacts in their courses, so they will be able to access them or retrieve them later in their Portfolio.  Please visit myMU to view your course schedule and to access MUOnLine.