Academic Common Market
Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus
According to the West Virginia (WV) Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), the Academic Common Market (ACM), is a reciprocal education program coordinated by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus (SREB). The Electronic Campus allows MU students to take for-credit courses at other SREB Electronic Campus schools to supplement their online programs or summer school offerings while still enrolled at Marshall University. Students in 16 Southern states can enroll in selected programs at public institutions in other states and pay in-state tuition.
When would I use the SREB Electronic Campus within the Academic Common Market?
Marshall students who are also WV residents take online courses in this program to supplement their MU offerings so they can graduate on time or obtain credits in the summer if MU isn’t offering the course they need. Graduates who are WV residents can also use the Academic Common Market if a graduate program in online or face-to-face format they seek is not offered at one of the public higher education institutions in this state. Programs currently available to WV residents through the ACM are listed here: https://www.wvhepc.org/academic/ACM_Brochure.pdf
What happens when I can’t get a course I need in online format for my MU program of study?
Through the Academic Common Market, a student may transfer credit from another accredited higher education institution in this network providing MU officials verify that these courses are equivalent to a corresponding MU course in our catalog.
Where can I get a course I need online?
You do not have to leave MU! If you are a WV resident, you can become a fully-admitted student at an SREB Electronic Campus school, take a class, and pay in-state tuition while still attending Marshall.
Is taking a course from the SREB Academic Common Market difficult?
No, but it does require that you do some work in advance to obtain admission to an SREB Electronic Campus school, verify your WV residency, and ensure that the course you need will indeed transfer to Marshall University.
Steps for taking a course listed in the SREB’s Electronic Campus:
Step 1: Find a course.
Eligible programs are added and deleted continually. Review the SREB Electronic Campus site (www.electroniccampus.org) to identify the course by topic or name. Be sure to pay attention to the course delivery format. Search for online courses each term by subject, title, or institution.
Step 2: Apply for admission.
For information on admission to any of these programs, contact the college or university directly. Links to Electronic Campus Academic Common Market participants are provided via the electronic campus site.
Step 3: Verify WV residency.
While you are in the process of becoming fully admitted to an SREB Electronic Campus school, you must contact the WV state Academic Common Market coordinator to help you provide documentation proving you are a legal resident of WV so you may be eligible for in-state tuition at the college or university you have applied to for admission.
- Jelyane Crosier, Administrative Assistant Senior, Academic Affairs, WV Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston, WV 25301, Phone: 304-558-0261, Fax: 304-558-1646, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark W. Stotler, Director of Academic Programming, Academic Affairs, WV Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston, WV 25301, Phone: 304-558-0262, Fax: 304-558-1646, email@example.com
Step 4: Verify transfer credit.
Once you have worked with the HEPC to establish residency at an SREB Electronic Campus school within the Academic Common Market and before you register and pay for a class at another school, contact the Marshall University Office of Admissions (1-800-642-3499 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and your corresponding academic college to ensure transfer credit will be awarded for the class you plan to take. Step 4 includes two important tasks:
1) a current Marshall student must submit an Approval form to the Admissions Office and
2) he/she must check with his/her academic advisor or College Dean’s office to be sure the transferred course will apply to his/her program of study.
- Academic Common Market (ACM)
- Academic Common Market FAQ
- Marshall University Office of Admissions
- Programs currently available to West Virginia residents through the ACM
- Participating SREB Institutions for 2014-15
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
- Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC)
- State Authorization: SREB’s Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement (SECRRA)
- WV HEPC Student Complaint Process
- WV State ACM Website
- WV Virtual Learning Network
- MUOnLine Student and Academic Resources (Registration, Library, Bookstore, etc.)