Academic Common Market is a program through which students from states without a M.S. program in Forensic Science may qualify for the equivalent of in-state tuition. These are determined by the Southern Regional Education Board.

Students who wish to apply for the Academic Common Market program at Marshall University must follow these steps:

  1. Provide to the Office of Academic Affairs, 110 Old Main, an original certification from the student’s residency state agency approving Academic Common Market to a specific program at Marshall University. Visit for state contacts.
  2. Provide proof of admission to Marshall University and to the specified program. This should be delivered to the Office of Academic Affairs.
  3. Provide proof of satisfactory progress within the specified program each semester. This can be done by completing the Academic Common Market Satisfactory Progress Report, available in the Registrar’s Office, 106 Old Main, online at prior to the due date for fee payments for any term of enrollment.

The deadline for submission of all materials is the last day of late registration for the semester for each term of enrollment.

Qualifying Academic Common Market States (as of 08/22/2013):


Click here for the Academic Common Market Procedures and Contact form or the Satisfactory Progress Form.