Application Process All students planning to study abroad must complete the entire application process through the Office of Study Abroad. For complete information on what the application process entails, please speak with the office and we’re happy to help! Please follow these other important pre-departure steps. Eligibility You must complete your first two semesters of university to participate in a study abroad program. You must have at least a 2.50 overall/cumulative GPA as well as at least 2.50 GPA earned at Marshall University (if a transfer student). Students on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension are not eligible for study abroad. Arrange to speak with your academic advisor to find out how study abroad fits into your academic program at Marshall. Make an appointment to meet with the Office of Study Abroad or stop by the office, Welcome Center 201. Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday. It is also highly recommended that you meet with the Financial Aid Office to discuss how your aid can be applied to your study abroad program and so you can plan to search for scholarships. If you do not have your passport, you should apply for it well in advance. It can take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your passport. For more information and to apply for a passport you can go to the website here. You can submit your application to any US Post Office. Application deadlines vary by program. It is important for you to check with your program and know your deadline. It is your responsibility to submit your application and materials on time. In most instances, applications are accepted after deadlines provided space is still available.