How to Apply

Admission procedures for online courses at Marshall University are the same as for on-campus courses. You must be admitted to Marshall University to be eligible for an OCCHS course enrollment.

Applying to Marshall is easy and can be done online! If you are a home school parent or student, please give us a call at (304) 696-7084 if you need assistance with the application process.

GirlPeakingOverBookThe following items are necessary for high school Juniors or Seniors to be admitted to Marshall University as an early entry student:

1. Current enrollment in a high school program.

2. Completion of a High School Application for Early College Credit at Marshall University form.

Print out the form, and complete it. (Adobe Reader required).

Note: After completing the form, please mail it with your course payment (made out to Marshall University) to:

Kelli R. Mayes
Marshall University
Online College Courses in the High Schools
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

3. Complete high school transcripts with standardized test scores. (Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required.)

4. One letter of recommendation from a counselor or principal.

*To take English or math courses, a student must have a qualifying ACT or SAT score in the subject area:  English courses – an ACT English score of 18 or SAT Critical Reading score of 450 is required for ENG 101; Math courses – an ACT Math score of 19 or SAT Math score of 460 is required for MTH 127; some other math courses may require a higher ACT or SAT score.

The following items are necessary for students prior to the Junior year in high school:








  1. All of the above requirements must be fulfilled.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher who is familiar with the student’s academic performance.
  3. Student must maintain a 2.00 GPA in all college courses.
  4. Standardized test scores must meet the following criteria:

An ACT/SAT at the 85th percentile or above (ACT = 26, SAT  = 1180 CR+M).

If the ACT or SAT has not been taken, a score at the 90th percentile or higher on another nationally-normed standardized test, such as the PLAN, that provides evidence of the ability to succeed at the college level is required.

Check out complete admission details at Marshall University’s Admissions Office.

*If you intend to enroll as a freshman at an institution other than MU upon graduation from high school, please contact that institution directly to obtain information regarding the transferability of courses and how any college course(s) taken while in high school might impact your enrollment status.

**OCCHS courses are not designated as dual credit courses through Marshall University.