Transfer Students

Need to make a change? We hope you will consider Marshall! Transfer students are a large part of our student body and we are committed to providing a quality education which builds upon your prior academic experience, rather than duplicating it.

Whatever your reason for making the switch to Marshall you are sure to find other students like you on campus. Below, you will find answers to many of your questions, including: instructions about how to apply, find scholarships, locate your favorite student organization, unofficially find out how your current credits will transfer, and even how to find housing once you get here.


Will my credits transfer?

Marshall accepts all transferable coursework from accepted, accredited institutions. However, our Admissions Office must determine how your previous credits equate to courses offered at Marshall. Use this transfer equivalency tool to see how the classes you’ve already received credit for may transfer to MU and how they can help you complete the four-year plan for your intended major. Also, be sure to check if you school has a course articulation agreement or a 2+2 Agreement with Marshall.

What are the admission requirements for a transfer student?

A high school graduate or GED recipient who wishes to enroll at Marshall University and who has attempted coursework from another accepted, accredited college or university is classified as a transfer student. Our requirements depend on what type of transfer student you are:

Transfer students with 30+ hours of credit

Must be academically eligible to return to the institution you most recently attended

Transfer students with fewer than 30 hours of credit

Must be academically eligible to return to the institution you most recently attended, and

Must meet the freshman admission standards

Have earned 12 graded college-level semester hours while maintaining a 2.00 cumulative college GPA.

Remember, admission to Marshall University does not guarantee admission to specific academic programs. Students must meet all requirements of an academic program in order to be admitted to that program. Be sure to look at deadlines and requirements for your specific field of study.

How do I apply?

When you’re ready to submit your application simply follow the steps below:

Required Application Materials:

  1. Completed application for admission. (The application must be complete, including the statement of activities section, before transfer students can be considered for admission to the university).
  2. A non-refundable transfer evaluation fee of $50.00.
  3. Official transcripts from the Registrar’s Office of all accepted, accredited institutions attended must be sent directly to the Marshall Admissions Office. (Faxed transcripts, transcripts marked “Issued to Student,” transcripts issued to any third party, or transcripts submitted directly by students cannot be accepted.)
  4. Transfer applicants with fewer than 26 earned semester hours must also submit an official high school transcript with graduation date and ACT or SAT scores.
  5. A valid immunization record, including measles and rubella, is required of all transfer students. Applicants can provide an immunization record signed by a physician or an official copy of the permanent high school health record including a report of the required immunizations.

Will I be eligible for Financial Aid and Scholarships?

We are dedicated to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to your education at Marshall. 77% of Marshall University undergraduate students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. The Office of Student Financial Assistance awards approximately $139.5 million of financial aid to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students You can see an estimated cost of attendance for living on-campus and off-campus and learn about scholarship opportunities by visiting the Student Financial Assistance page.

Where can I live?

Transfer students have a variety of housing options to choose from at Marshall. Students are required to live on campus until they reach junior status (58 semester credit hours), although there are situations in which students can be exempted from this policy. Students with 58 or more semester credit hours are welcome and encouraged to live on campus to experience all Marshall has to offer.

On-Campus Housing

A variety of options are available which include Twin Towers, Buskirk Hall, and the Marshall Commons. For more detailed information about each option, visit Housing and Residence Life.

I’ve been admitted, what next?

Use our New Student Checklist to make sure you have everything in order and to learn more about life on campus at Marshall. Visit our current students page to learn about academic resources like the Writing Center or H.E.L.P Center. You can also discover some of the many student organizations here on campus. Involvement is the key to getting the most from your college experience.

You can also contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit and take a tour of campus.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 304-696-3646 or email if you have additional questions or need assistance. We would love to hear from you!