University College

University College – Who We Are

University College is Marshall’s academic home for undecided students, conditionally admitted students, students enrolled in college courses in the high schools/early entry high school students, special admits, transient students, and international transient students. In addition to providing academic advising to these populations of students, we provide several learning support services and transitional programs to all Marshall University students.

University College offers programs and services including:

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide University College students with a solid foundation of academic skills for progression into an academic major and persistence toward graduation. University College is dedicated to adhering to national academic advising standards, providing professional academic guidance in a holistic and caring manner, understanding and practicing inclusion, operating with high ethical standards, embracing innovation and creativity, collaborating with the university community to ensure student success, safeguarding the privacy of students, and encouraging student engagement in their own educational experience. University College extends this mission to all Marshall students by providing a broad range of academic services and transitional support programs.

Academic Advising

University College provides academic advising for undecided students, conditionally admitted students, students enrolled in college courses in the high schools/early entry high school students, special admits, transient students, and international transient students. A specific advisor will be assigned to each undecided and conditionally admitted student. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors at least twice per semester and more often, if needed. Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Undecided students will work with an academic advisor to complete general education requirements while exploring courses and majors matching their interests and abilities. Undecided students are eligible to declare an academic major within another Marshall University college.  (Note:  Some academic majors have specific admission criteria that exceed general admission requirements.)

Conditionally admitted students have specific requirements that must be met within three semesters. These requirements include:

  • Satisfactory completion of UNI 101 New Student Seminar, a graded transitional course taught by the student’s academic advisor.
  • Successful completion of any required developmental math and/or English requirement*.
    *Note: This requirement will vary for each student based on his or her ACT, SAT, or other placement score in the math and English disciplines.
  • A 2.0 college grade point average with a minimum of 18 hours of college level credits.

Students will work with their advisors to focus on meeting these requirements in a timely manner while also working to complete general education requirements and exploring courses and majors meeting their interests and abilities. The conditional requirements must be met before the student is eligible to declare an academic major within another Marshall University college. Failure to meet these requirements within three semesters will result in dismissal from Marshall University.

High school students, special admits, and transient students are not assigned specific advisors; however, they are welcome to schedule appointments or seek walk-in assistance for assistance in registering for courses and other advising support. Contact information is available on this page.

All University College students have the opportunity to participate in programs and services designed to improve their academic success skills and development of a career path.