University College

Announcing New Textbook Loan Program

In an attempt to assist Marshall University students, Academic Affairs, in conjunction with University College, is proud to announce a new textbook loan program. Textbooks for several gateway and core curriculum courses that have high enrollment are now available in the Drinko Library for a short-term loan period of two hours. A list of textbooks that are part of the loan program can be found by clicking here.

Who we are

University College (UC) was created in 1999 to unite several important academic and student services.  UC is the official college of most undecided students, conditionally admitted students, students enrolled in college courses in the high schools/early entry high school students, special admits, transient students and exchange students.  In addition to academic advising for undecided and conditionally admitted students, UC provides many opportunities to all Marshall University Students including the Student Resource Center, Tutoring Services, University Studies (UNI) courses, the National Student Exchange Program, Math Summer Bridge Program, and math placement exams.

Mission Statement

University College provides academic support services to students to be successful throughout their college experience.  University College offers students a solid foundation of academic skills for advancement into another Marshall University college for graduation.  University College is dedicated to providing professional academic advice, understanding and practicing diversity, operating under high ethical standards, ensuring privacy of students, creating an environment for freedom of expression, and encouraging student involvement in their own educational process.

Academic Advising

  • Undecided students will be assigned a specific advisor in the Student Resource Center located in the Memorial Student Center.
  • Conditionally admitted students will be assigned a specific University College advisor in Laidley Hall.  Conditional admits have certain specific requirements that must be met within three semesters to avoid dismissal from Marshall University.  Students will meet with their advisors to work toward meeting these requirements in a timely manner.
  • Appointments are encouraged but not required.

Both locations offer supportive staff in an atmosphere where students may obtain information regarding various majors and academic opportunitites.  Advisors will work closely with all students to help them identify a major that meets their interests and abilities.  In addition, students will be provided with opportunities to improve their student success skills and development of a career path.

Where we are

We are located on the first floor of Laidley Hall.

What we do

  • Coordinate the Student Resource Center
  • Coordinate the University’s Tutoring Program
  • Advise University College students
  • Advise early entry and transient students
  • Coordinate UNI 100 Freshman First Class, UNI 101 New Student Seminar, UNI 102 Strategies for Academic Success and UNI 201 Peer Mentoring.
  • Coordinate UNI 103 – Career Counseling for Undecided Students
  • Coordinate National Student Exchange (NSE)
  • Math Placement Exams